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Written by Caroline Williamson from Design Milk

Typography Fence Art by Lambchop

I love it when someone’s idea is not just clever, but it makes you stop and think like Lambchop’s Typographic Fences project. The Michigan-based artist weaves words and phrases into chain-link fences using ordinary flagging tape.

Typography Fence Art by Lambchop

Get There (first image also)
Train tracks by Hoover Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan
March 2012

Added to various fences in the United States and around the world, the giant words appear to almost float mid-air like suspended thoughts to make you stop, take a breath, and acknowledge what it says.

Typography Fence Art by Lambchop

Remember This
Corner of Maiden Lane and Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan
March 2012

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Remember This (close up)

Typography Fence Art by Lambchop

Proceed
Corner of Observatory Road & Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan
April 2012

Typography Fence Art by Lambchop

Play Regardless
Abandoned fence Brownfield site, Ann Arbor, Michigan
March 2012

Typography Fence Art by Lambchop

You look lovely.
Green Road Park & Ride, Ann Arbor, Michigan
March 2012

Typography Fence Art by Lambchop

Subject To Change
Huron Parkway, Ann Arbor, Michigan
April 2012

Typography Fence Art by Lambchop

Look Around
Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan
April 2012

Typography Fence Art by Lambchop

Without Notice
Washtenaw, Ann Arbor, Michigan
April 2012

Typography Fence Art by Lambchop

Someday I Will Ignore My Doubts
Kaisaniemi Park, Helsinki, Finland
May 2012

Typography Fence Art by Lambchop
Someday I Will Ignore My Doubts (far away)

Read more at Design Milk: http://design-milk.com/typography-fence-art-by-lambchop/#ixzz290mNTlsN

Brooklyn car park hosts Steve Power’s concrete love letter to the city

 

Published on Tuesday, 1 November, 2011 | 10:00 am | by Eye Blog

Steve Powers (also known as ESPO) is fast gaining a reputation for urban regeneration, writes Alexander Ecob. His Love Letter to Philadelphia saw old and abandoned buildings along Philadelphia’s Market-Frankford Elevated line acting as canvases for his bright artwork and ebullient wordplay and led to similar work adorning the bridges of Syracuse and the interior of Ogilvy & Mather’s offices.

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His latest commission has given him the reign of thousands of square feet of a Brooklyn car park belonging to department store Macy’s. Powers claims that the people and stories of Brooklyn are direct inspirations for the work – while it was being painted (a process which took two weeks of rollers and house paint) he encouraged passers-by to shout up suggestions which he and his team could try to incorporate into the work.

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Powers says ‘A neighbourhood in decline has always been an ideal place to work. Generally, you are only improving the situation with a little bit of paint, and the work tends to last longer than in the pricey precincts of the city.’

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‘the work […] heralds the forthcoming development, but also testifies to the cherished aspects of the neighbourhoods we worked in, aspects that may be lost as the neighbourhoods change.’

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See also: Review of Supergraphics in Eye 78, Beaker Street mystery public letterers,The word on the street and
Paint the city clean on the Eye blog and our Reputations interview with Paula Scher in Eye 77.

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