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Michael Pederson’s Fake Street Signs

Sydney-based artist Michael Pederson creates small signs with humorous messages and tucks them all around his home city at places where you least expect to find them.

“Please wait here. Your future self will meet you shortly.” says one sign firmly implanted at the edge of a field. Or you walk into a public phone booth and find an official-looking sign announcing that it’s a time travel pay phone. “Never press 9” it warns, and you wonder if it’s real. Exit signs point at unnatural directions.

“I guess when you're doing anything in public, humour is a quick way to engage people,” Pederson told The Huffington Post. “I hope it brings up ideas as well -- gets people thinking about their headspace.”

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Pederson began just like everybody else with paint and paper, but he wasn't interested in being an artist displayed in galleries.

“It's not something that I want to pursue,” Pederson said.

Street art, on the other hand, “has its presence in the outside world,” he told. “Sometimes it will be removed in an hour, sometimes it will last a month.”

Checkout his website for more of his installations.

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via Web Urbanist

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