Thursday, August 13, 2009

Camouflaged street robot


This little guy glared up at me from the pavement near the capitol square, at the corner of W. Main and S. Fairchild streets, as I was headed to a gig at The Frequency. There wasn't enough time (for obvious reasons of personal safety) to get close enough to figure out if he was made of the same stuff as the crosswalk, but it looked awfully similar. Clever work, regardless.

Takes the term "street art" to a whole new, and far more literal, level.

9 comments:

Jon said...

Haha, nice! Safety reasons, eh? That's one reason why I carry a nice reflective safety vest in my car trunk (the kind road construction workers wear). Lets me stand (somewhat) safely in the middle of the street :)

Piper Alexander said...

These are all over the place - I've seen three so far (including the one you saw). I'm wondering if it's some sort-of game?

Emily said...

According to a reliable source, these little guys are the work of an artist called Stickman. Apparently not from Madison, but perhaps just in town for a short while (and busy while here).

lauren said...

I've seen them all over cleveland.

Markre del Sol said...

They're in Chicago and Pittsburgh as well. Who makes them and what do they mean? I'm trying to solve this mystery!

julie.moo said...

I've always wondered what these are! I've seen them in NYC, Boston, and Western MA...

Anonymous said...

I've also spotted 3 different ones in Downtown Wilmington, DE.

Anonymous said...

I live in Toronto and I've seen a couple here. I was just in Chicago and saw one there as well... I've been wondering about these for some time now too!

tour86rocker said...

I just went on an east coast tour, and I saw them in every city i went to: DC, Philly, NYC, and Boston! There were a ton in DC and sometimes a big one and a small one in the same place. By the time we got to Boston we had made a game out of it, and I finally found one.