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Public art on everyday signs

In many cities, pay close attention to the road signs as you may get some surprises.Some street artists have the knack of turning standard signs into artistic, often humorous, signs. The most prolific is a talented Italian artist, Clet Abraham, whose work can be spotted in many cities in Europe. Many of his works share an important social message. In Spain, Yipi Yipi Yeah (aka YYY) Adds similar decoration to their signs.

I have a small selection from my own travels below. Those in Spain are the work of YYY, whilst most, if not all, of the others are Clet.

Berlin, May 2015



Copyright Debbie Smyth, 19 June 2021

Enjoying street art has become a regular event on my travels around the world: more of my findings can be seen here
For more public art, check out Marsha and Cee’s Public Art Challenge

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  1. This post will have inspired a lot of us to look up more often when walking along the streets. I’ve never thought of this before and just see what I’ve been missing! Love the Madrid ones.


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