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43 Playfully Modified Street Signs

From Rap Quote Street Signs to Tweaked Traffic Signs

— April 9, 2014 — Tech
Typically street signs are put up to dictate some sort of instruction or action that should be followed, but these playful public signs have been reinvented to convey messages that are a lot more fun than usual. This includes signs that feature symbols, identification, safety information, directions or traffic signs, infusing a little more humor into the lives of the general public.

Some great examples of feel-good street signs come from the National Trust’s 'Nature’s Playground' campaign, which encouraged people to stop, take photos and walk on the grass, instead of baring messages meant to discourage these kinds of behaviors. While quite a few of these signs were created from scratch, others prove that subtle street sign hacks can be just as comical, albeit illegal.
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Perfectly Timed Stencil Shots
Perfectly Timed Stencil Shots
This London Installation of Stencil Street Art is Time-Sensitive
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Kaleidoscopic Traffic Sign Art
Kaleidoscopic Traffic Sign Art
South African Artist r1 Uses Yield Signs to Beautify the Streets
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Social Media Street Signs
Social Media Street Signs
The 'Points' Sign Constantly Changes to Give You Current Information
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Rap Quote Street Signs
Rap Quote Street Signs
Jay Shells Uses the Power of Location to Illuminate Hip Hop History
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Futuristic Traffic Signs
Futuristic Traffic Signs
The Water Curtain Stop Sign Uses Laser-Powered Technology to Warn Drivers
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Silly Walking Sign Pranks
Silly Walking Sign Pranks
This Norwegian Traffic Sign Made People Do the Monty Python Silly Walk
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Anti-Cellphone Holders
Anti-Cellphone Holders
The NO Sign by Avichai Tadmor Helps Put Bad Habits on Hold
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Obscene Street Signs
Obscene Street Signs
This Middle Finger Stop Sign Aims to Stop Lawbreakers
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Interactive Robot Street Signs
Interactive Robot Street Signs
This Cool Street Signal Reacts to Pedestrians
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Vulgar Traffic Signs
Vulgar Traffic Signs
A Spokane, Washington Traffic Light Flips Off Drivers
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Comically Artistic Traffic Signs
Comically Artistic Traffic Signs
Curbside Haiku by John Morse is a Project to Protect Pedestrians
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Sheepish Street Sign Ads
Sheepish Street Sign Ads
This Mercedes-Benz Attention Assist Campaign Keeps Your From Counting
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Animal Crossing Bags
Animal Crossing Bags
The Crossover Bag Small Germany Looks Like a Street Sign
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Interaction-Encouraging Signs
Interaction-Encouraging Signs
National Trust's Campaign Makes Fun of the 'Keep Off the Grass Sign'
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"Chinglish" For Beijing Olympics
"Chinglish" For Beijing Olympics
Chinese English Hybrid Lingo
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Active Commuting Campaigns
Active Commuting Campaigns
These Sustrans Ads Encourage Sporty Means of Transport
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City Signs as Art
City Signs as Art
NYC Walk - Dont Walk chair
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Targeting Terrible Drivers
Targeting Terrible Drivers
‘Student Driver' Signs Warn Motorists, Inspire Sympathy
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Street Sign Sneakers
Street Sign Sneakers
These Signtologist Kicks Will Stop Traffic
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Crazy Tarot Cards
Crazy Tarot Cards
Major Arcana 'Wyrdology' Street Signs for the Superstitious
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Haute Hiking Trail Ads
Haute Hiking Trail Ads
The Triton Spring/Summer 2013/2014 Campaign is Boldly Bohemian
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Equal Gender Traffic Signs
Equal Gender Traffic Signs
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App-Imitating Street Art
App-Imitating Street Art
These Real Life Instagram Posters Transform the Streets with Filters
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Yoga Street Signs
Yoga Street Signs
Directions for good Health
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Street Artist Satire Signs
Street Artist Satire Signs
Trustocorp's Banksy Parody Signs Poke Fun at the Artist's Success
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Tweaked Traffic Signs
Tweaked Traffic Signs
The STOP Project by Changing Lines Sends Positive and Quirky Messages
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$75,000 Stop Signs
$75,000 Stop Signs
Donated Banksy Artwork Goes for 75 Large at Christie's in San Fran
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Dining on Recycled Traffic Signs
Dining on Recycled Traffic Signs
Metal Work by Boris Bally
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Street Sign Seating
Street Sign Seating
Transit Chairs and Tables by Boris Bally Will Give You Some Direction
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Street Sign Coasters
Street Sign Coasters
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Sassy Public Service Signs (UPDATE)
Sassy Public Service Signs (UPDATE)
The Jay Shells 'Metropolitan Etiquette Authority' Hits NYC
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Knitted Street Art
Knitted Street Art
Territorial Stitched Signs
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Signpost Clothes Hooks
Signpost Clothes Hooks
The Sign Coat Rack Points You in the Direction of a Tidy Front Foyer
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Hourglass Street Signage
Hourglass Street Signage
Thanva Tivawong 'Sand Glass' Traffic Lights are Visual and Visceral
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Fake Street Signs as Public Art
Fake Street Signs as Public Art
Panos 2013
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3D Escapist Street Signs
3D Escapist Street Signs
Yuki Matsueda Plays With Dimension to Break All Ordinary Rules
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Social Media Street Sign Ads
Social Media Street Sign Ads
A Safe Driving Campaign Incorporates Social Media Icons with Signs
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Social Commentary Signs
Social Commentary Signs
Trustocorp's Street Signs Pull No Punches
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Signpost Coat Racks
Signpost Coat Racks
The Traffic Jam Clothes Hanger Directs Flow in Your Front Foyer
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Comically Altered Street Signs (UPDATE)
Comically Altered Street Signs (UPDATE)
Clet Abraham's Street Sign Graffiti is Cheekily Satirical
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Modified Signage Furniture
Modified Signage Furniture
Tim Delner's Street Sign Furnishings Turn Symbols into Seats
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Street Sign Graffiti
Street Sign Graffiti
Clet Abraham Adds Controversial Stickers to Street Signs in Florence
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Humorous Traffic Signs
Humorous Traffic Signs
Funny and Unusual Road Signs from Around the World
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