Friday, December 2, 2011

Streets Paved with Poetry

It looks like the people of New York City are following in the footsteps of the Japanese under an inspiring street safety sign program from the city's Department of Transportation (DOT). Dubbed "Curbside Haiku,” the "DOT safety education and public art campaign launched in November 2011, is a set of twelve bright, eye-catching designs by artist John Morse that mimic the style of traditional street safety signs. Each sign is accompanied by a haiku poem."

To learn more about Curbside Haiku check out the NYC DOT's homepage and to catch a glimpse of haiku street safety signs in the land that gave birth to the elegant form of expression known as haiku come visit Japan (or just go here instead).

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