Sign of the Times

While walking the ramp up to the N. Failing St. over-crossing I noticed what looked like graffiti on the bridge, a big sign that read, “IMPEACH”; you can see it if you’re driving north on I-5. My first thought was, “That’s a pretty big sign, how did they get it up without being caught?” When I got onto the overpass I realized the graffiti was actually painted on a big piece of cardboard and then placed up against the fencing.

Whether you agree with the sign or not I think graffiti on a piece of cardboard is a great idea. I wonder if it will catch on? Some graffiti art is beautiful. Maybe we could start a whole “flexi-art” trend. You could view the graffiti somewhere for a while then someone could move it to a different part of town, until another person moved it again and so on and so on. Plus, it would be awesome to have graffiti that’s interchangeable or easily removed.

I’m grooving on this idea. I think I got some good-sized chunks of cardboard in the garage. Who’s with me?

And now a haiku:

Graffiti artist
Crimson mist from a spray can
Caught me red handed

3 Comments so far

  1. Aaron B. Hockley (unregistered) on July 14th, 2006 @ 2:16 pm

    Sort of off topic, but Failing St. Bridge related. The signs on the bridge as you drive on I-5 now say “Failing St. Pedestrian Bridge” or something like that. Until about a year ago, the older signs said “Failing Pedestrian Bridge”. I always found that hilarious… why would anyone risk walking on a failing bridge? :)

  2. Apri (unregistered) on July 14th, 2006 @ 5:16 pm

    see for more like this
    it’s not a new idea

  3. helen (unregistered) on July 15th, 2006 @ 9:07 am

    I’m with you on the portable graffiti idea and also want to say I love your haiku!
    Get out the cardboard and go!

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