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The Baltimore Crosswalks Have been Given a Creative Twist

 - Dec 12, 2013
References: paulbertholet & contemporist
In an attempt to rejuvenate its art scene, the Baltimore crosswalks have been given a playful makeover. One intersection boasts a set of oversized zippers that can be viewed as either opening or closing the street. Whatever the case may be, it will get people's imaginations going. The second set of Baltimore crosswalks has been turned into one big game of hopscotch, which engages people during their commute to work.

The first of the revamped Baltimore crosswalks was conceived by artist Paul Bertholet while the second was created by Graham Coreil-Allen. A fun concept, it shows a simple way in which a city can inject both fun and art into the daily lives of its residents. Although all grownup, adults can still have the tendency of children, who are enchanted by cardboard boxes.