Streets can get quite boring, I mean, we see them every day. The same sidewalks, the same crosswalks, and signs. However, there are certain ways that the places that we are bored of can become much more interesting and fun to explore.

That is proven by Australian artist Michael Pederson. Michael creates all kinds of clever and funny street signs. The signs are often so tiny, they're easy to miss. Or people just don't notice them, let's be honest—how often do we really look at signs? But when you do see these clever installations, they are bound to make your day much better and put a smile on your face.

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Angela B
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1 month ago

Snort laugh

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We got an interview from Michael and he told us more about his art: "I started about 9 years ago. I like drawing attention to overlooked and neglected parts of the urban environment and engaging people passing by with something they might see out of the corner of an eye. Artists such as Slinkachu, Mark Jenkins, and SpY have also inspired me with their various approaches to 'urban intervention.'"

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Me Oh My
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1 month ago

The last dandelion! (Bloom County reference)

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69
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1 month ago

Aww! I love this one <3

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Michael told us about the main goal of his photos: "The main goal of my photography is to keep a record of my various ephemeral public projects and be able to share that with others."

Here's how the artist got into making these clever signs: "I had a small drawing show about 9 years ago and placed one of the pieces in a more public location outside of the exhibition. I thought the piece worked better in that context, and I’ve explored approaches to public space ever since. I started about 9 years ago, and I’ll keep going as long as I am still inspired to do so. In the near future, I’d like to explore kinetic work and collaborate with others."

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Angela B
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Love this one!

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Me Oh My
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1 month ago

Into the void I go, then!

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"I feel like I’m always experimenting, so the most difficult thing is probably when I feel that a project hasn’t worked that well, or that I moved too far away from my original intention by overthinking it," said Michael when asked about the difficulties he faces.

Michael shares more about the process of creating these pieces: "Most of the pieces are reliant on context, so I sometimes get an idea from something I see when I’m out and about. At other times, I already have the idea in mind and go searching for the perfect location."

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Otter
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1 month ago

So I'm not the only one who has days when it feels like they've turned up the gravity!

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Sterling Cooksey
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1 month ago

Hmmmm . . . I'm almost out of chocolate, whitch one do I press . . ?

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"I would describe the style as minimal, miniature, and text-based. I often use a little bit of humor to draw people in, but it’s not necessarily the main point of a particular piece."Creating such signs is quite an original and new idea, here's how Michael came up with it: "

I’ve been drawn to the work of various urban artists over the years such as SpY, Slinkachu, Biancoshock, and many others, and they have inspired me with their various approaches to urban intervention. They have opened my eyes to the wide array of approaches to public space—including making signs."

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Kona Pake
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1 month ago

3rd floor walkup for rent.

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Lunar Bicycle
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1 month ago

I live in the city with the world’s actual smallest park. Mills End Park is in an intersection near the waterfront, and is two feet in diameter.

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"I’m inspired to keep going forward by the refreshing creativity of others and the conviction that there is so much left to explore in terms of public art." Many artists are inspired by other people's creativity, that's why making art is not only good for you and your fans, but for other creators as well.

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lazy panda
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1 month ago

10/10 would still knock

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69
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1 month ago

That is super cool.

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If you want to create art, here is some advice from Michael: "Drawing and dancing come so naturally to little kids, but somewhere along the way people become self-conscious or get told they don’t measure up in some way, and they stop. It’s probably been said a million times (and it’s easier said than done) but try to ignore the critic in your head and just jump into it. Honestly, none of the other stuff matters."

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Me Oh My
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1 month ago

So... I'm an ant, then?

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69
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1 month ago

Aww yeah. I love this one.

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"I’ve lived in many places during my life, but I’ve lived in Sydney the longest and I feel at home here. I am extremely grateful for those that encouraged me to explore various creative pursuits over the years, and I hope I can encourage others to do the same."

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69
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1 month ago

Hmm...*stupidly hits cancel*

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Me Oh My
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1 month ago

This is actually really nice, we need this in other places.

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Kona Pake
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1 month ago

Where is the bouncer?

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Eli Rockwell
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1 month ago

Have some nostalgia... click_me-6...3c924.jpeg click_me-6176970e3c924.jpeg

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Auntriarch
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1 month ago

Why is this so funny

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Eli Rockwell
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1 month ago

0o0 the worst kind!!

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Seabeast
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1 month ago

Or, bare your teeth in a frightening evil grin.

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lunar eclipse
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1 month ago

Why snake? Why?

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69
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1 month ago

*presses helpful*

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Eli Rockwell
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1 month ago

SIKE! It's sidewalk 9 3/4

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janny the wonder women
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1 month ago

If someone would water me I just might make it through the Fall. Stop peeing on me you dog 🐕!

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Laurie Ostergaard-Overbey
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1 month ago

entrance to Pretty Womans first apartment building...

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Sofia Solorzano
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1 month ago

Aww that's so cute!!

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Sterling Cooksey
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1 month ago

where's the "Nothings wrong I just want a hug" click?

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Eli Rockwell
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1 month ago (edited)

I'm gonna actually call the number... *Edit* The number I called was a rickroll.

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69
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1 month ago

*casually sits down*

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69
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1 month ago

I see the light...

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