Florentine Street Sign Artist Clet Abraham visits London

Italian based French artist Clet Abraham is well known for his playful alterations of common street signs. His home town of Florence is full of them and now you may just spot one or two in London.

The artist has a studio and a shop in Florence where he sells his work and makes all sorts of other sign related art. When there his normal means of sign alteration actually involves removing the sign, doctoring it in the studio and then returning it to it’s rightful place. Over the years he has been a thorn in the side of the Florentine authorities.

This trip though, Clet has clearly had to work quickly using a cleverly crafted series of stickers to give the signs a whole new look. The result, a series of playful creations which creep up on the visitor unnoticed up until spotted out of the corner of an eye.

I’m sure there are plenty more, but for the time being here is a selection of some of the street art signs on the streets which have been popping up around the East End. I’ll update this post when I find more and if anyone else spots any in the meantime please feel free to send them in to inspiringcityuk@gmail.com and I will of course credit you.

A rude pigeon by Bell Lane

A rude pigeon by Bell Lane

The street is a popular street for his signs

The street is a popular street for his signs

A pierced Euro on Artillery Lane

A pierced Euro on Artillery Lane

A Pac Man eating the sign on Sandy's Row

A Pac Man eating the sign on Sandy’s Row

Crushing the sign on Princelet Street

Crushing the sign on Princelet Street

A pierced heart on Holywell Lane

A pierced heart on Holywell Lane

Bars on Cheshire Street

Bars on Cheshire Street

Holding up the sign on Middlesex Street

Holding up the sign on Middlesex Street