Archiv 16. April 2010

Freitag, 16. April 2010

Guerilla Public Service auf dem 110er in LA

An artist named Richard Ankrom had the same experience, and so he did what any fed-up Los Angeles driver would do: He created a simple directional tool to help drivers prepare for the 5’s poorly marked hairpin exit. He designed and sewed a Caltrans uniform, cut the shield-like „5“ shape as well as a „NORTH“ from sheet metal, and affixed reflectors to match the existing system. He even gave the signage a nice dusting of L.A. smog sheen so it wouldn’t look glaringly new. On August 5, 2001, in broad daylight, he hoisted a ladder onto Gantry 21300, walked onto a catwalk above one of the city’s busiest arteries, and installed his own freeway sign. …

Ankrom called his piece „guerrilla public service,“ and that it was: His action quickly and seamlessly alleviated millions of headaches for those who were able to make their transition to the 5 somewhat less hairy. (Can you imagine how long it would have taken to petition Caltrans the old-fashioned way?)

Quelle: The Secret of L.A.\’s 10-Year-Old Fake Freeway Sign – Traffic – Jalopnik

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