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Discussion in 'Brick Slayers' started by mishaco, Jun 30, 2002.

  1. mishaco

    mishaco New Jack

    Joined: Jun 7, 2002 Messages: 65 Likes Received: 0
    if you dont know about this guy , yer missing out .

    On August 5th 2001, artist richard ankrom installed an interstate 5 shield and North directional sign on the 110 Northbound indicating the I-5 North transition.

    For two years, the artist planned, documented and prepared for this project, a piece that has been seen by more than 150,000 motorists per day on the 110 Northbound freeway, near 3rd Street in Downtown Los Angeles. The artist disguised himself as a state employee taking a direct approach to correcting the lack of an adequate guide sign on the California freeway system.

    ( all pics and words from ankrom.org )




    [url=http://www.ankrom.org]ankrom[/url] calls this a " guerilla public works project "

    i [url=http://www.mishaco.com/archive.htm]interviewed ankrom[/url] a few months ago , and even though he doesnt see himself as a " graffiti artist " , he is the definition of good graffiti .
  2. Al Green

    Al Green Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2001 Messages: 8,561 Likes Received: 1
    wait i dont think im grasping the big concept here..

    he added roadsigns to clear up traffic? or is there some bigger underlying message about the coming of the next prophet.
  3. Rym'N Simon

    Rym'N Simon Junior Member

    Joined: Mar 7, 2002 Messages: 196 Likes Received: 0

    What point are you trying to get a across here........he put up a sign, so the fuck what
  4. A Fire Inside

    A Fire Inside Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 5, 2001 Messages: 1,836 Likes Received: 0
    There was a thread about this in Channel Zero a while ago.

    Either way, it's interesting and a good show of dedication.
  5. el nervo

    el nervo Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 6, 2002 Messages: 1,173 Likes Received: 0
  6. fr8burner

    fr8burner Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 4, 2001 Messages: 2,576 Likes Received: 2
  7. Some1

    Some1 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 13, 2001 Messages: 14,836 Likes Received: 93
    umm i am sorry for not giving a damn and thinking that this doesnt matter
  8. bubble cloud

    bubble cloud Guest

    so subversive

    he planned that for two years?give me a break.my critique is a 2 year long shit.
  9. MrMajicMarkker

    MrMajicMarkker New Jack

    Joined: Jul 20, 2001 Messages: 27 Likes Received: 0
    that is absolutely the dumbest shit i have ever heard. i thought it was gonna be tight, but then i read it.
  10. kode

    kode Junior Member

    Joined: Jun 6, 2002 Messages: 166 Likes Received: 1

    ÀEL GRINGO? Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 13, 2001 Messages: 215 Likes Received: 3
    I thought I killed you?
  12. JinkZ aNd BrainZ

    JinkZ aNd BrainZ Member

    Joined: May 16, 2001 Messages: 453 Likes Received: 0
  13. melt

    melt Guest

    i just dont understand.
  14. evilistic

    evilistic Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 22, 2001 Messages: 3,554 Likes Received: 0
    yes this sure does suck
  15. Mr.C-Walk

    Mr.C-Walk Member

    Joined: Feb 17, 2002 Messages: 870 Likes Received: 1
    shit i dont know about everyone else but i think that is funnier than hell i would imagine that probally screwed a gang a people up in there drive and if that happened he gets a giant thumb up in my book just for fucking with people>>>>>>>>>