signs of poetry

July 24, 2017

Australian poet and artist Richard Tipping makes artworks that incorporate his own poetic texts — cryptic, subversive, humorous, and often public. His “Signed Signs,” including Private Poetry, are road sign lookalikes. Fun.

poetry walk-don’t walk

December 2, 2011

Curbside Haiku by John MorseDoes poetry save lives? New Yorkers will find out as Curbside Haiku takes to the streets. More than 200 signs, created by poet and artist John Morse, have been placed in high-crash locations near schools and cultural institutions, on light poles and in parking lots around New York. The Department of Transportation’s public safety program is “designed to engage distracted pedestrians, cyclists and drivers and make them more sensitive to their whereabouts and encourage them to share the street.”

Regard ~ haiku sign by Rebecca Lowry
Oh, here’s a wonderful set of poetry postings: “Regard,” by Rebecca Lowry. Hosted by the City of West Hollywood as part of its Art on the Outside Program, these look like your average parking signs, but are actually haiku written in a variety of languages.

There’s a slide show and downloadable map here plus additional views and information on Lowry’s website and the Los Angeles Art Association website.