Most of us live in big cities surrounded by concrete and glass. Those with artistic souls and who enjoy a bit of color in their lives may feel trapped surrounded by all that grey and are constantly searching for ways to express themselves. That’s where street art and urban art step in.
Many people associate urban art with graffiti, that are mostly illegal and many might find offensive. But there are plenty of other ways to give a fun twist to the dull city, one of which is using what you already have and making it more fun, like the pedestrian crossing or the crosswalk. That white-lined section designed for a safe crossing of the road simply begs for a makeover. And in recent years it’s been getting it all over the world.
The potential of transforming the crosswalk into something more eye catching has even caught the attention of various marketing companies, using crosswalks as a form of an advertising billboard. The result are some fine works of urban art.
Check out what some creative people from all over the world have done to make their crosswalks a little less boring.
1. Domino Crosswalk 2. Crosswalk That Tells You To Look Both Ways 3. Floating Pedestrian Crosswalk 4. Fun Green And White Crosswalk In Minesota 5. Rail track And Bullet Crosswalk By Artist Roadsworth 6. North American Giant Footprint 7. Oakland Chinatown Criss-Crossed Crosswalk 8. McDonald’s Crosswalk Ads In Switzerland 9. Jumbled Up Crossing In Serbia 10. Clever Crosswalk Advertisement ” Speed And You’ll End Up Behind Bars” 11. Musical Piano Choppen Crossing 12. I Love You Crosswalk In China, Perfect For Lovers And Wedding Photos 13. Peanut Abbey Road Snoopy Crosswalk 14. Cutlery Crosswalk In Yorkton
15. Colorful Wynwood Ways Crosswalk In Miami
16. Crosswalk Design Sentieri Art In New York
17. Musical Bar Crosswalk
18. Amazing Crosswalk In Highlandtown
19. A Somewhat Morbid Crosswalk Add For A Funeral Home
20. Half Zipped Zipper Crosswalk In Baltimore
21. A Checkered Flag Crosswalk In From Of The Charlotte NASCAR Hall OF Fame
22. A Cheerfull Crossing In Front Of An Elementary School
23. Bubble Crosswalk In Slovenia
24. Another Creatve Crosswalk Ad For Road Safety
25. An Upbeat Rainbow Crosswalk In Vancouver
26. Moving Crosswalk In North Carolina
27. Fun Hopscotch Crosswalk In Baltimore
28. Fish-bone Crosswalk By Street Artist Roadsworth
Aren’t they just great? We bet that there would e a lot less jaywalking if the crosswalks were like these everywhere. Unfortunately, for now, we’ll have to settle for plain old white lines.
If you have some interesting crosswalks or have seen some that you wish were in your town, feel free to share them with us.
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