Tag Archives: Messages

Amsterdam signs

5 Jun
Amsterdam walls messages and signs

Occupational signs

Walking around in Amsterdam (as you do, and I certainly did) last weekend, I noticed a handful of signs that I thought worth sharing. Typical from the Golden Age are the signs depicting various occupations, and these are grouped together on the corner of the Amsterdam Museum. The other one, much more combative, if you will, I spotted just a few corners further up the road. Although the fact that it had been left discarded, leaning against the wall, might mean that the war against nature is truly over! ;)

Amsterdam walls messages and signs

The war is over

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Thoughts, words and phrases

10 Apr
Barcelona Cute Suite Graffiti Words

Imagine… Platja de Sant Sebastià

Barcelona Cute Suite Graffiti Words

Skaters Anonymous – Carrer Maria Aurelia Capmany

Barcelona Cute Suite Graffiti Words

The truth about many souvenirs – Carrer Grunyi

Barcelona Cute Suite Graffiti Words

Future gazing – Carrer Muntaner

Barcelona Cute Suite Graffiti Words

My hood – Carrer Maria Aurelia Capmany :: 2

Barcelona Cute Suite Graffiti Words

I dare you! – Plaça de Vicenç Martorell

Street talk

10 Oct copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Look – Carrer d’en Tripó

This month, Las Calles Hablan, the first exhibit by Mapping Barcelona Public Art, will take place at Mutuo Centro de Arte.  I thought I’d share some examples of street talk with you here, today, in the form of stenciled texts and images which were placed on Barcelona’s streets to convey a message to the onlooker.

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Home is where the heart is – Plaça de Catalunya

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Pawns – Carrer Comte Borrell

The message may or may not get across in the way it was intended, but certainly adds to the way an artist interacts with their public and communicates their thoughts and feelings about the goings-on in the city (in this case, Barcelona).

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