I bet you don’t look twice at those familiar signs you see when walking around the city. I know I don’t ’cause I already know what they are going to say. But if you are walking around Sydney, have a closer look at some of those all too familiar signs; they just might make your day a little more enjoyable.
Artist Michael Pederson has cleverly left little messages scattered throughout the city of Sydney.
Some will make you think, and most will make you laugh. It’s not just signs he has intervened; he has even left little proclamations about cracks and arm chairs.
Pederson has a background in painting, music, and film, and he began working with text a few years ago. He has started a “Museum of everything.” Pederson tells CityLab: “I’m not sure entirely why, but I feel drawn to all the unseen people, places, and things out there. The Museum of Everywhere is an imaginary space where nothing is forgotten.”
How to hide in public (Brochure stand)
Sign and spinner
Vicarious Yelling Station
Breathing Recalibration Station
Daily Boredom Gauge
Automatic door sign
Pedestrian Self-Hypnosis Station
Park Bench plaque
“Please Do Not Touch” sign
I am now wishing I was living back in Sydney so I could run into his art.