|Rome, at night. Our first sighting of the genre, and a |
design that's been copied. Two dimensions become
three. Right hand a nice touch.
|Upper left, the same design as the first sign. Lower right, the |
standard sticker job--no cigar.
On the Gianicolo. That appears to be the
|Anti-apartheid. Sign politics. Nothing|
clever here, or artistic.
|From a distance, looks like another mess.|
|Close up, it's serious and nicely designed.|
|Florence. Good work with 3 dimensions.|
|Florence. Looks normal from a distance. |
Nice color work, paint job.
We've since learned that the Florence pieces are by a French artist, Clet Abraham. Clet's work is not appreciated by the Florence authorities; he's been fined, and fined again. He has also left his mark in Brussels, where he goes about the city on a bicycle, modifying signs. You can see him at work in this video--and following it, about two dozen examples of his work.