Saturday, 7 January 2012

Fun with signs

We have been enjoying some witty, fun and clever street art in our neighbourhood recently. My daughter spotted the first one, the 'no-entry-man-carries-plank' one, in the 9th arrondissement. Since then, I've seen quite a few more in the 18th. I think 'no-entry-man-carries-plank' is my favourite. The bon-homme looks so weighed down by his plank.

Here are some of the others that I've spotted. Skull and cross bones.


Eiffel Tower

Flower picking.

Bicycle ride.

I took this photo a while back. I think the 'artist'...*cough* the Mairie de Paris. The message is frankly confusing.

I also took this photo a long while back at the Porte de Montmartre. It makes me smile, there's something with the scale that is all wrong!

Edited - Having carried out some more research I discovered that the street sign artist is called Clet Abraham, a French artist born in 1966 in Brittany. He now lives in Florence where more of these street signs can be found. His Facebook page with more examples of his work can be found here


  1. Haha! Amazing!! I'd seen a few of these but grreat compilation of them all - especially that last one! :)

  2. I love the man-carries-blank one but didn't know what it meant. Thanks for enlightening me!

    Really fun post!

  3. Thanks All, I shall keep my eyes peeled for more as I'm sure there are more out there, BB

  4. thanks for sharing....Have you spotted too the space invaders? (1000)

  5. Thank-you M, and yes, I have spotted a selection of Space Invaders. I like them a lot too, BB