Creative melted sings street art in Leeds, England by FinalFrontier design.
Traffic signs modified and transformed into eye-catching works of art.
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Awesome! Is it legal?
Oct 13th, 2008
Certainly not illegal, wouldn’t be there I think…
probably just for decoration purposes…
Of course it’s illegal; it’s street art.
As street art goes these are really sub-par.
ill buy spray
hehehe.. great idea’s
I wouldn’t imagine it’s illegal, if you look closely, it’s not the signs themselves. It looks like either paper, or more likely vinyl or something similar that’s just placed on the signs. Wish there was something cool like this here in the US. Though I must admit, I do think there’s some pretty sweet graffiti here. I think Europe is much cooler than the US. And that’s coming from someone who has never been out of the US.
Wow, that is absolutely amazing!
How is obstructing or defacing a street sign NOT illegal? I don’t know the laws of every country, but the signs are there to serve a purpose, often one of safety. Obstructing them is a safety hazard.
That said, it’s kinda cool.
These are clever!
Very cool. I wish I had the talent to do this.
Very cool! We do need more street art in the US – creativity for the masses (not war!)
who cares if it’s legal or not, it doesn’t matter. what matters is that it looks cool and it’s creative!
In the UK it’s the type of illigal that if a police officer saw you they’d just ask what it’t for and politley ask you to take it down.
What we don’t know is how long the art was there for. It is quite possible that they were put up, had their pictures taken and then removed, thereby causing a temporary obstruction with no permanent damage. If that’s the case, what problem is there?
Wanna-be Banksy art.
Who cares if its illegal its awesome! :-)
banksy didn’t invent street art, just because somebody creates something that puts a twist on the world doesn’t mean they are “wanna-be banksy”‘s that would be ridiculous, you don’t call every painter “wanna-be monet”‘s or anything its called development¬_¬
Louise F. Rhodes
I think this is fantastic – for those of you who’re asking if this is illegal or suggesting that it is (also to Chimi “How is obstructing or defacing a street sign NOT illegal? I don’t know the laws of every country, but the signs are there to serve a purpose, often one of safety. Obstructing them is a safety hazard”, what on earth are you talking about?) These are clearly not real street signs that have been melted and anyone who thinks they are needs to see a proffessional…
It’s art. It’s taken someone’s hard work and excellent ideas to do this and I think it’s fantastic!
Don’t get so up yourselves about it, you don’t deserve to leave such disposable, insulting comments.
If it stops you all talking about the legality of all of this then as a criminal barrister of four-years call: Unless they got the council’s permission it is illegal yes – criminal damage. Tragically so is drawing on a pavement in chalk even though the rain would wash it off. I wouldn’t even be that surprised if the CPS took action – I’ve had to prosecute worse in the past. Tragic really.
Not stop talking crap and appreciate the art for what it is – amusing street art.
They are nice. Interesting art.
Oct 14th, 2008
i love art like this, especially when it’s on the streets. it makes me feel so urban
unfortunately, i never get to see these things in person :(
Wow.. Very creative and fullcolour!!
Oct 17th, 2008
Regarding the question of how these were put up, they’re wheatpasted, and yes, it is illegal. A quick trip to the artist’s Flickr (linked in the article) would have made these both clear.
Oct 19th, 2008
Neat but boring. Art? I think not.
This is fake it is painted on paint on your main computer!!!
Oct 21st, 2008
last one is definately illegal as its put up in front of a street sign obstructing it.. rest you could get away with the same sort of deal as people who flypost.. take it down and dont do it again
but yea who cares, just enjoy it :)
Oct 22nd, 2008
Oct 26th, 2008
OF COURSE ITS ILLEGAL
Nov 5th, 2008
wow. every person on here is stupid. especially the guy who said it was done in paint on the computer? its wheatpaste and its deffinatly art.
Nov 18th, 2008
This is kind of stupid. And definitely not real art.
Dec 21st, 2008
“not real art”? excuse me, but who are you to say what is art and what isn’t? i think it’s awesome – and if you’re too stupid to understand the meaning of it, then i’m not going to waste my time explaining.
as regards the legality of it, i’m pretty sure it’s illegal, but so is eating peanuts in church in certain states of the US. it’s not a safety hazard, so who cares?
Sep 22nd, 2009