Monday, October 28, 2013

On the Trail of Clet

Prepare yourself for some familiar objects caught out of our usual jurisdiction...
Clet Abrahams, a punch-throwing no-entry sign, via dell'Erta Canina, Florence
We were coming down from the basilica of San Miniato al Monte (St. Minias on the Mountain), when we saw this on the corner of a street with the improbable name of Via dell'Erta Canina (Street of the Canine Slope).
Clet Abrahams, pedestrian crossing with an Egyptian, via del Monte alle Croci, Florence
Just before the city walls, still along Via del Monte alle Croci, we saw this “Cross Like an Egyptian” and we knew we were approaching Clet Abraham's territory: he lives and works here, in Florence, after all.

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

11 comments:

RedPat said...

He is wonderful! You are so lucky to find these.

Jack said...

Very clever sign modifications, as always.

Randy said...

I need that first one at work.

Taken For Granted said...

Love his creative work with common road signs. These are up to his wonderful standard.

Linda said...

These are very creative, VP. Thank you for sharing them.

Dina said...

A good reason to go to Florence.

florensics said...

Have you seen his shop? It's in the corner of Via San Niccolò and Via dell'Olmo, by the San Niccolò church.

cieldequimper said...

Does the man ever come back to France for a few days off???

Luis Gomez said...

As always really great!

Babzy said...

perfect ! :)

Karl Demetz said...

Creative signs, I like them!