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A New Cast of Characters for Toronto’s Neighborhood Watch Signs

To see more of Andrew’s creative Neighborhood Watch modifications, follow @dcmism on Instagram.

Where some may have seen only an old sign faded after years of sun exposure, Toronto artist Andrew Lamb (@dcmism) saw an opportunity. Since 2012, Andrew has treated his hometown’s weathered Neighborhood Watch signs as a blank canvas, adorning them with whimsical figures from pop culture.

"My work tends to deal with altering urban infrastructure in a playful manner," explains Andrew. In this case, it’s about repurposing municipal infrastructure to "invoke nostalgic happy memories" with the help of characters as diverse as Zelda, Bruce Lee and the Planeteers.

What are the keys to success when modifying a sign? “Use a laser printer, not an inkjet,” says Andrew, “and don’t fall off your ladder.”

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in which cat learns to apply the expression “Jesus be—-“
#twospoons #andextranapkins (at Brown Sugar Kitchen)

in which cat learns to apply the expression “Jesus be—-“
#twospoons #andextranapkins (at Brown Sugar Kitchen)

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#twospoons #andextranapkins 
#nofilter #oakland (at Awaken Cafe)

#nofilter #oakland (at Awaken Cafe)

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#oakland #nofilter 
#speakeasyopenmic ;;; much love to @mrsbriblue for taking us in #NOTAFLOF (at Parliament)

#speakeasyopenmic ;;; much love to @mrsbriblue for taking us in #NOTAFLOF (at Parliament)

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#speakeasyopenmic #notaflof 
cat with a cat wearing a cat. #jeeeeeeeez (at grand ave; oakland)

cat with a cat wearing a cat. #jeeeeeeeez (at grand ave; oakland)

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#jeeeeeeeez 

Anonymous said: Andrew Lloyd Webber (the guy who built an entire career off of singing grown-ups in cat suits) says T.S. Eliot invented rap. Which is some next-level time-traveling racism.

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What a piece of shit.

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Historic Black and White Pictures Restored in Color

1. Women Delivering Ice, 1918

2. Times Square, 1947

3. Portrait Used to Design the Penny. President Lincoln Meets General McClellan – Antietam, Maryland ca September 1862

4. Marilyn Monroe, 1957

5. Newspaper boy Ned Parfett sells copies of the evening paper bearing news of Titanic’s sinking the night before. (April 16, 1912)

6. Easter Eggs for Hitler, c 1944-1945

7. Sergeant George Camblair practicing with a gas mask in a smokescreen – Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1942

8. Helen Keller meeting Charlie Chaplin in 1919

9. Painting WWII Propaganda Posters, Port Washington, New York – 8 July 1942

10. Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge ca 1935

See the rest here: http://noarmycanstopanidea.com/20-historic-black-and-white-pictures-restored-in-color/

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nevver:

The problem with art
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Michelle Lynn Artist Openimg (at E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore)

Michelle Lynn Artist Openimg (at E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore)

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"meet me in Oakland at 9" is the most #princessa I’ll ever sound. w/ @freegunsforkids

"meet me in Oakland at 9" is the most #princessa I’ll ever sound. w/ @freegunsforkids

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#princessa 

"The function, the very serious function, of racism is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being. Somebody says you have no language, so you spend twenty years proving that you do. Somebody says your head isn’t shaped properly, so you have scientists working on the fact that it is. Somebody says you have no art, so you dredge that up. Somebody says you have no kingdoms, so you dredge that up. None of that is necessary. There will always be one more thing."

Toni Morrison

(H/T The Anti-Intellect Blog)

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"The function, the very serious function, of racism is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being. Somebody says you have no language, so you spend twenty years proving that you do. Somebody says your head isn’t shaped properly, so you have scientists working on the fact that it is. Somebody says you have no art, so you dredge that up. Somebody says you have no kingdoms, so you dredge that up. None of that is necessary. There will always be one more thing."

Toni Morrison

(H/T The Anti-Intellect Blog)

(Source: sonofbaldwin, via kenyatta)

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bibliophilefiles:

most days.
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