Michael Pederson's quirky street art is so subtle that it's easy to walk past it without even knowing it's there. But that's the beauty of his work.

The Sydney-based creative encourages people to take a closer look at their streets and neighborhoods, because as you can see, their seemingly familiar surroundings might just be hiding a funny and unexpected surprise. From amusing signs that "curate the mundane" to interactive public installations, Pederson's urban antics are sure to draw smiles from anybody perceptive enough to notice them. “I think we travel through urban space without really seeing it most of the time,” Pederson told CityLab. “I like the idea of interfering with the overly familiar background blur … Ideally with something a passerby might see out of the corner of an eye.”

More info: Michael Pederson

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Near Misses

Near Misses

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RJazz909
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I feel like I've done this before....

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#2

Please Do Not Touch Sign

Please Do Not Touch Sign

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#3

Personal Space Preferences

Personal Space Preferences

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Liliana V
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I just spent so log reading the card sideways with my head tilted, then i realized it showed it straight.... that's five minutes I'll never get back...

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#4

Please Wait Here Sign

Please Wait Here Sign

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Sign And Spinner

Sign And Spinner

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Rita Duncan
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I liked #4 the best. I always love to explore streets I haven't been down before

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#8

Converted Pay Phone

Converted Pay Phone

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#9

Stress Cube

Stress Cube

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Hans
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A misantropist would have filled this with concrete. Or an evil orthopaedic probably...

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#10

Text Attached To Various Dumped Items

Text Attached To Various Dumped Items

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chocolander
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

the poor forgotten and abandoned objects...

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#11

Park Bench Plaque

Park Bench Plaque

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Hans
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This probably really happened.

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#12

Caution

Caution

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#13

Automatic Door Sign

Automatic Door Sign

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RJazz909
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

But what if it proceeds to not work? Does that really mean I'm invisible and don't exist? Is my life a lie? AM I REALLY HERE?!?!? OH GOD WHY?!

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#14

How To Hide In Public Brochure Stand

How To Hide In Public Brochure Stand

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over opinionated
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Where can I get this? That's literally the most useful pamphlet I have ever seen.

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#15

Escape Routes

Escape Routes

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Bored Games

Bored Games

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Pi...
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I do no. 128 ALL.THE.TIME!! In fact, I'm doing it right now. :-/

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#18

Breathing Recalibration Station

Breathing Recalibration Station

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Anywhere

Anywhere

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#20

Classification Street Sign

Classification Street Sign

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#21

Choose Your Emergency

Choose Your Emergency

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Hans
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Where us the "bloody large emergency (omg)" button?

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#22

Text Placed On Discarded Furniture And Appliances

Text Placed On Discarded Furniture And Appliances

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Emily Fraser
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

😭 you gotta feel sorry for them!

#23

Pedestrian Self Hypnosis Station

Pedestrian Self Hypnosis Station

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#25

A History Of Pavement Cracks

A History Of Pavement Cracks

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#26

Departing

Departing

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#27

Daydream History Plaques

Daydream History Plaques

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Ava Harris
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow... that's awesome. Where can I get one?

#28

Another Plaque For The Museum Of Everywhere

Another Plaque For The Museum Of Everywhere

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Trolley Sign

Trolley Sign

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Keep Out

Keep Out

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#33

Botanical Plaques For Weeds

Botanical Plaques For Weeds

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#34

Pavement Plaque

Pavement Plaque

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#35

Hand Washing Instructions

Hand Washing Instructions

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#37

Street Signage

Street Signage

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#38

Vicarious Yelling Station

Vicarious Yelling Station

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#39

Armchair Plaque

Armchair Plaque

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Emergency Plaque

Emergency Plaque

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#41

How To Escape

How To Escape

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#43

Stencil Shadows

Stencil Shadows

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Emily Fraser
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Practical knowledge ... communities at work... education... ALL ON MY RADIO!

#44

Temporary Wet Weather Signage

Temporary Wet Weather Signage

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#45

Text Hung With Thread In A Local Park

Text Hung With Thread In A Local Park

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Keval Mehta
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Did you feel as if it was moving?

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#46

Stop

Stop

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