I’d Go For a Series of Hyper-Realistic Speed Bumps

January 26, 2010 at 2:30pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

So Lincolnites, what would you paint in your neighborhood intersection(s) if such a thing were legal?

I don’t have any brilliant ideas for my neighborhood’s streets. I did come up with an idea that could be kind of fun, but it would be very difficult to execute. We could design—or rather, have designed for us—a series of ambigrams that correspond to the streets that meet at that intersection. Essentially they would behave just like the street signs at the intersection, but each would be a single image painted in the center of the intersection. I wish I were creative enough to sketch out an example because I doubt I’m being very clear.

What would you draw in your neighborhood’s intersections?

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holy hannah January 26, 2010 at 3:25pm

I would paint signs warning drivers of potholes.

lisa January 26, 2010 at 3:48pm

The older parts of town have neighborhood names like Bethany, Havelock, Uni Place, Near South, etc. and it would be interesting to have designs that relate to the history of the neighborhoods.

macappleteacher January 26, 2010 at 3:54pm

How about a nice trivia series? Too distracting?

Mr. Wilson January 26, 2010 at 4:14pm

Burma Shave!

Fletch January 26, 2010 at 4:42pm

You could paint fake potholes just to mess with people.

Mr. Wilson January 26, 2010 at 4:44pm

First you’d have to find unblemished patches of asphalt on which to paint them…

Fletch January 26, 2010 at 4:56pm

Good point!

Can we get this guy to do the artwork?
http://www.impactlab.com/2006/03/09/amazing-3d-sidewalk-art-photos/

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