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Line drawing of a road sign that reads 'no rubbish to be left'
Line drawing of a road sign
Line drawing of a road sign
Line drawing of a road sign
Line drawing of a road sign

The Road Sign Collection 31st March 2020

AbbieCairns

Local art

The Road Sign Collection started by chance after an art walk during an art tutor CPD day run by NEAAT (Network of East Anglian Art Teachers).

The intention is that each road sign drawing will be an original, with each only drawn once, in one continuous movement. The use of colour in the signs felt important to their ability to carry out their function successfully. I had to start to consider the readability of the sign and our temporal relationship with them. Without the colouring, there is a sense of unfamiliarity to them.