Children's crossing in Italy
|Toscany, IV.1996; pict. H. De Meyer||Rome, VIII.2005; pict. M. Tailly|
|Italy is worth a visit for its art treasures, but some
of the roadsigns certainly méritent le détour as well.
Take this good old classic roadsign and look at the hair-band of the girl. The hair gravitates to the earth: an exceptional work of an observant artist. Maybe the same artist had also a hand in the nice poney in Madagascar, Latvia or in the headscarf in Oman.
The drawing on our more recent finds is less precise than before.
|The knowledge about that special force that affects us all, yet is so
difficult to bottom, seems to be absent. Together with the faces.
Some people probably will state that the children are running faster than before. They will argue that the drawing accurately shows the effects of speed and g-forces. I don't buy that. It would assume a much higher speed than can be reached by regular schoolkids even on the fastest sneakers.
|Toscany, IV.1996; pict. H. De Meyer||Toscany, IV.1996; pict. H. De Meyer|
|The modern roadsign is identical to the Spanish panel for the 21st century found in Olagüe. It's a design which is spreading fast around the Mediterranean Sea. More about this pitty evolution in Malta. European traffic sign collecting will soon be dead, unless we can stop this.||One of my readers explained this find:
The sign in question isn't technically a road sign. It actually designates a school bus (pretty rare in Italy) when affixed to a vehicle, or a school bus stop when on a pole. (AHL)The tasteless modern roadsign stood model, but one small improvement was made. Did you notice?
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