Cabelo and Friends Hack Street Signs in São Paulo

by Tom on May 31, 2010 · 5 comments

in advocacy and activism,bike art,bike hacks,bikes abroad,Brazil

Our blog-friend Cabelo, whose amazing art Bikejuju has featured before, undertook a very creative street improvement project with his friends over the last few days.

Using old X-rays they cut stencils reading “Share The Road” in Portuguese (they are in São Paulo, Brazil). Then they stenciled onto old records, making very real-looking street signs in red and white.

“The idea is to encourage sharing between bicycles and motor vehicles,” Cabelo wrote to me, and to “introduce bicycles into the imagination of the city.” They hung the signs high on lampposts around the city, just like official signs.

Cabelo has written before about his frustration with the traffic, the cars, and the pace of change in São Paulo. I love the enthusiasm, positivity, and creativity of this project.

And for all you Seattlites bemoaning the spring rains, Cabelo has a limited edition print of one of my favorite of his illustrations for sale on his blog. Enjoy.

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bikejuju bride June 1, 2010 at 8:54 am

Beautiful–LOVE it!

Michael June 3, 2010 at 6:36 am

Now I know what to do with my Polka Greats box set. This is brilliant!

Jacinto Pinto June 19, 2010 at 6:27 pm

excelente idéia!!! coragem para continuar essa luta!

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