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A New Cast of Characters for Toronto’s Neighborhood Watch Signs

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Where some may have seen only an old sign faded after years of sun exposure, Toronto artist Andrew Lamb (@dcmism) saw an opportunity. Since 2012, Andrew has treated his hometown’s weathered Neighborhood Watch signs as a blank canvas, adorning them with whimsical figures from pop culture.

"My work tends to deal with altering urban infrastructure in a playful manner," explains Andrew. In this case, it’s about repurposing municipal infrastructure to "invoke nostalgic happy memories" with the help of characters as diverse as Zelda, Bruce Lee and the Planeteers.

What are the keys to success when modifying a sign? “Use a laser printer, not an inkjet,” says Andrew, “and don’t fall off your ladder.”

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Flickr Group Pool Highlights - Week of July 21st 2014

Contributing Photographers from top to bottom:

1. Michel Nguie2. Gregor Petrikovic 3. Jeffrey Mckee 4. Ana Mercedes 5. Manon Paradis 6Leonor Valente 7. Thais L. 8. Veronika Gilkova 9. Miles Bowers 10. Sean Gilchrist

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