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Cartoon Tuesday: On-Street Edition

2:29 PM PDT on September 16, 2008


intriguing bit of street art is the work of Peter Gibson, a.k.a.
"Roadsworth", who's been painting Montreal streets, sidewalks, and
public spaces since 2001. He's motivated by "a desire for more bike
paths in the city and a questioning of 'car culture' in general,"
according to the design blog Toxel, where you can catch more of his pieces.

Here's how Roadsworth describes his inspiration in his artist's statement, which is a pretty good read:

Theubiquitousness of the asphalt road and the utilitarian sterility of the"language" of road markings provided fertile ground for a form ofsubversion that I found irresistible. I was provoked by a desire tojolt the driver from his impassive and linear gaze and give the moreslow-moving pedestrian pause for reflection.

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