Monday, March 26, 2012

Clet Abraham

Turn left arrow with pierced heart, Clet Abraham, piazza del Municipio, LivornoThere is a guy who finds our traffic signs too dull and has devised a way to lighten them up with a few well placed and undamaging stickers.No entry sign with a guy carrying a huge beam, Clet Abraham, via Buontalenti, LivornoThe mind behind this is the French artist Clet Abraham, actually a Breton from Quimper, who lives and works in Florence.Roundabout sign with a running man inside, Clet Abraham, piazza Mazzini, LivornoHe has already “treated” signs in several cities across Europe and last week he happened to be in our town, leaving us with a few of his funny works.

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External links: Clet Abraham (Wikipedia, in French) - The language of the street signs by Clet Abraham (Abitare)

26 comments:

Theanne said...

I absolutely LOVE this...signs can be so monotonously dull...but not when touched by the humorous mind of Mr. Abraham!

Thank you for the photos!

Traveling Hawk said...

Very creative man, Mr.Clet! May be the drivers will better obey if they look at this kind of signs. It's great you brought these to us!

Steffe said...

Brilliant.

Robert Geiss said...

a great place where alike is possible.

please have a good new week ahead.

Wren said...

How creative!

Michelle said...

I like his creativity.

Jack said...

Hah! These are funny.

Randy said...

These are wonderful!

Luis Gomez said...

Very creative! Love this kind of art!

VP said...

To avoid any misunderstanding, I called Mr. Abraham an artist for his line of work, not because he puts funny stickers on traffic signs. This is only a good and harmless way to publicize himself.

Dina said...

Very clever! and fun! I hope the city does not peel off the stickers very soon.

Karl said...

Hahaha.... brilliant are funny!!

Babzy said...

j'adore ! :)

brattcat said...

these are wonderful!

cieldequimper said...

That's excellent! Really funny and I suppose it makes people smile!

Arianna said...

Anche a Lucca ce n'è qualcuno...ciao, Arianna!

Rob and Mandy said...

This is so cool!

joo said...

I like them much more then ours!

Cezar and Léia said...

Ha, that's really cool! Very original way to make traffic signs more appealing!
God bless you!
Cezar

Halcyon said...

These are so funny!

Gunn said...

Unique and FUN!
Wish we had some too!:)

Bergson said...

excellente série

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love them VP. I hope he gets a bit more adventurous in his travel plans and comes to Perth!!

Virginia said...

Oh I photographed the guy in the middle with the white "bar" in the Marais in Paris. Ihad no idea about these. I will post and link to your blog posts!
V

EG CameraGirl said...

I like his sense of humour!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I had not seen this post of yours until Rob and Mandy made a comment on my blog. I just updated my post today to link to this one of yours. Thanks for the information on Clet Abraham!

Bises,
Genie