Monday, September 27, 2010

M [106]

Machain Jean-Pierre, dit " M." ( artiste visuel )
Petit-Couronne, France

La Vie prend sa source aux environs de Belleville-sur-Vie.La longueur de son cours d'eau est de 62,2 km. la Vie passe notamment par les communes du Poiré-sur-Vie, Aizenay, la Chapelle-Palluau, Maché, Apremont, Commequiers, Saint-Maixent-sur-Vie, Le Fenouiller, Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez et de Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie.

Ce fleuve permettait l'alimentation en eau salée des marais salants de Croix-de-Vie et de Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, ainsi que de permettre au port de Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie de pas être constamment ensablé.Ses principaux affluents sont le Jaunay, la Petite Boulogne et le Ligneron.

Photographie :
Signalisation " LA VIE " , à Saint Gilles croix de vie, Vendée , France
Copyright : Machain Jean-Pierre, dit " M." ( artiste visuel ).
Tout droit réservé.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

David B Freeman [103]

David B Freeman
Chapel Hill, NC, USA

This juxtaposition of a defibrillator dispenser next to the hot dog and fried treats vending machine in Japan is a lesson in practical convenience for us all.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Ivana Rezek [100]

Ivana Rezek
Rijeka, Croatia

All these photos were taken in Berlin.

1. is taken infront of an independent/underground movie theatre
2. protesters' signs - the one on the right says 'food first, then moral'
3. these signs are an artistic installation, and might be a parody
on the protests that were going on at the time - one of the signs says
'revolution over, spaghetti cold' and another 'the truth frees nobody'
and 'artists are the antennae of human race'

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Deon Reynolds [98]

Deon Reynolds
Eureka, NV, USA

1. "7th Street" Eureka County, Nevada

2. "25 M.P.R." Unionville, Nevada

3. "Benny" Success Summit, Ely, Nevada

I shoot these black and white panoramic images using a Kodak "Fun Saver Panoramic 35" disposable camera that I reload with Tri-X film over and over again. I have been shooting "Signs of the Times" in the Great Basin Desert on the Western United States since 1994.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Lou Susi [96]

Lou Susi
Boxford, Massachusetts, USA

tweettrip makes it easier for you to post how fast you're going at your specific geoLocation + the particular radial direction you're traveling in

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Teresa M. Sims [94]

Teresa M. Sims
Decatur, GA, USA

1. The bridge sign was taken around Griffin, GA

2. Yes, Free was a sign for Hayes Automotive service station that had long been closed. The "E" looks like it's breaking free!

3. Frazzled Female Bible study was taken in Concord, GA

I LOVE taking photos of old signs and so I have a lot on my website, but here is a main set that I call Sign Age:

Friday, September 10, 2010

George Moseley [93]

George Moseley
Cambridge MA, USA

Two are from the Boston area taken a few months ago. The NH Plate is a nice commentary on the somewhat confrontational NH state motto that appears on their license plates. The Old City Hall photo made me think that everything public, particularly in politics, is up for sale or rent in Massachusetts.

I took the Blue Sky photo in downtown Buenos Aires last September, 2010. I can't say anything more about it beyond what it is.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Jenny Jenkins [92]

Jenny Jenkins
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

South MinneapolisTags, embroidery, 2009-2010.

After years of bemoaning the gang graffiti in my neighborhood, one day I saw an intriguing tag. It read “Puppet” in a pretty script. Or was it “Pupped?” The final letter was a strange combination of a D and a T. The inscrutability of the tagger’s intention intrigued me. I began noticing other odd tags, and soon decided to embroider them. I enjoy how the pieces aestheticize these signs of turf wars; they also embody an absurd kind of nesting activity as the furtive, speedy street markings are transformed with meticu­lous, tiny stitches into precious and permanent objects.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

André Assis [91]

André Assis
Montes Claros, MG, Brazil

1. "Amores privados em lugares públicos" ["Private loves in public places"]
2. Cachaçaria Durães - Montes Claros, MG, Brazil

Valerie MacEwan [90]

Valerie MacEwan
Washington, NC, USA
The Assemblagist

Sign in front yard of house in very small rural southern town.

greg m stowell [89]

greg m stowell
jackson heights(queens), ny, usa

on nyc subways, sometimes i just want to get home!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Melissa McCarthy [88]

Melissa McCarthy
Laconia NH, USA

This sign was at a Lowe's home improvement store. There is such implied threat in the 3 question marks after "Have you read the communication binder today".

Milivoj Kostic Kole [87]

Milivoj Kostic Kole
Novi Sad, Serbia

S1- fresh fish
S2- no smoking (sign in train)
S3- toilet vacation

Veronica Frenning [86]

Veronica Frenning
Brooklyn, NY, USA

Adrienne Campbell [85]

Adrienne Campbell
Somewhere in Arizona, USA

1. The Yukon sign was taken while on a trip to Alaska--nothing to ironic about it.

2. The Cola sign was taken at Gold Field, an old mining camp in Arizona, just outside Phoenix.

3. The building sign was taken in Globe, Arizona. It currently is a cigar store, but obviously has had a long history of various businesses.

The Yukon sign was shot with a Fuji S-2. (Alas it died a horrible dead senor death and I cried b/c the colors were so vibrant). This is the Yukon in June! This photographs doesn't show the snow caps, but it felt good to be out of the Phoenix summer heat of 110!.

The other two photographs were shot with Nikon D-90.
The cola signs is at Gold Field, AZ which is a mining town that has been revived as a tourist spot. Things are still pretty slow there though.
The wall signs formed some interesting "art" as each successive proprietor of that location painted on the alley wall of this corner store. Today it lives as a cigar store. The location is Globe, AZ a little more than 60 miles outside Phoenix.

John Morse [84]

John Morse
New York/Atlanta, GA, USA

i was recently commissioned by flux projects to create a series of 'roadside haiku' using the format of yard sale signs (aka bandit signs). 500 of the signs (ten haiku in editions of 50 each) are posted around the city of atlanta. i thought this might be of interest to your 'signs of our times' project.

more info on the project at:

the ten different haiku can be viewed in situ on my facebook web page at:

the installation has raised a tiny tempest (a bit of fun to round out the dog days of summer i guess) as a local "city beautification" group came out in opposition to the signs, including a running story on the local ch 2 news. please see:

Each edition of 50 signs is dated, signed and numbered by the artist.

Heather L. Edgar [83]

Heather L. Edgar
Phoenix, AZ, USA a disabled artist, I have spent my fair share of time in a wheelchair. I started to see a disturbing trend arise. Everywhere I went, I began
to see the politically correct absurdity our society calls "expectant mother parking". As a woman I feel for the physical inconveniences pregnancy brings. However, though some may find this offensive, I personally believe that if an expectant mother can spend a couple of hours on her feet shopping, she can certainly waddle the extra fifty feet to reach her car. Besides, if your disabled and do you know where to park?

Kitty Katz [82]

Kitty Katz
Sunnyside, New York, USA

1. Cat Hydrant - Williamsburg, New York.
Can the cat read?

2. No Signs Allowed - Crown Heights, New York.
What better image for a study of signs than a sign prohibiting them?