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Random Acts of Design by Phil Jones Cheers Up the City of Minneapolis

By: Anne Giesen - Published: • References: flickr & buzzfeed
These cool street placards are designed by freelance, coffee-loving graphic designer Phil Jones, also known as MurrayMullet. His guerrilla street signs have been popping up in South Minneapolis since he moved there in 2009, with new pieces emerging every few months.

Jones' simple placards are essentially parodies posted on the regular street notes you're likely to find in every city, but have a great element of humour in them. Some of the designs include a tree holding a sign that reads "free hugs for hippies" and a lost sign for ninjas with the quote "Have you seen him? Probably not. Because then you would be dead." The designs are all extremely comedic and spice up the average collection of modern street signs. Stats for Parody-Based Street Placards Trending: Older & Warm
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Concept: Cool Street Placards
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Segment: Neutral, 18-55
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