Street posters, the kind of flotsam that exists near busy street corners, on light poles, walls — anywhere and everywhere in cities large and small, are easily overlooked unless you slow down and take an interest. Lost pets, a desire to meet others, save souls, anger and mental illness are found in these handmade signs.
These street signs were found on UbuWeb
, a large web-based educational resource for avant-garde
material, founded in 1996 by poet Kenneth Goldsmith
. It offers visual, concrete and sound poetry
, expanding to include film
and sound art mp3
Accidental Mysteriesis an online curiosity shop of extraordinary things, mined from the depths of the onlineworld and brought to you each week by John Foster, a writer, designer and longtimecollector of self-taught art and vernacular photography. “I enjoy the search forincredible, obscure objects that challenge, delight and amuse my eye. More so, I enjoysharing these discoveries with the diverse and informed readers of DesignObserver.”
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