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Madrid’s Crosswalks Turned Into Colorful Works Of Art By Bulgarian Artist
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Bulgarian Artist Turns Madrid's Crosswalks Into Colorful Works Of Art To Brighten Pedestrian Days

Pedestrian crossings are generally pretty boring. Sure they serve a vital function, but most of them are just unimaginative strips of white lines across gray stretches of tarmac. For Bulgarian artist Christo Guelov however, crossings aren’t boring at all. Well, not when he’s finished with them anyway.

The artist is turning crossings in Madrid into colorful pieces of art as part of his project called Funnycross. Using striking colors and geometric designs, Guelov breathes life into otherwise stale public installations. “Funnycross uses zebra crossings to intervene in the urban landscape,” writes the artist. “The metaphor “A bridge between two shores” is the starting point of this artistic intervention.” It’s not just about the aesthetics though – the artist also hopes that the boldly colored crossings will improve the awareness of both drivers and pedestrians.

More info: Christo Guelov (h/t: mymodernmet)

 

 

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Evisa Isabella Rose
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5 years ago

Cities indeed need more colour...

niko
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5 years ago

When Eastern Europeans "invade"

Daria B
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5 years ago

It must have been quite dangerous to paint these. Cute results and nice initiarive. I like the concept too.

Cassie
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5 years ago

The rate of traffic seems pretty low, so probably not too dangerous. Can they still call them zebra crossings now?

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Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
5 years ago

Cities indeed need more colour...

niko
Community Member
5 years ago

When Eastern Europeans "invade"

Daria B
Community Member
5 years ago

It must have been quite dangerous to paint these. Cute results and nice initiarive. I like the concept too.

Cassie
Community Member
5 years ago

The rate of traffic seems pretty low, so probably not too dangerous. Can they still call them zebra crossings now?

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