Imagine coming across zebra crossings that are the shape of a bootprint, lined with painted barbwire, a V.I.P crossing with a roped barrier or even a lit firecracker. Various creatures sit on the shadows of lamp posts. Real manhole covers are depicted as ball and chains, complete with manacle. All in all, street markings which make you look twice.
They are the work of Roadsworth, a Canadian graffiti artist who started his nocturnal drawings on Montreal, Canada streets back in 2001. In 2004, he was arrested on 53 mischief counts but got off lightly due to positive public reactions to his creative stencil street art.
He has gone on to undertake art commissions like the work done on another Montreal export, Cirque du soleil’s parking lot shown in the video.