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CLET – Street (Sign) Art

Boat - Street Art by CLET (Clet Abraham) on a Keep Right street sign in Berlin

I posted photos of a couple of the CLET street sign interventions I have seen in Berlin recently on my Facebook page and they were well received so I thought I’d write a post about the artist.

CLET (Clet Abraham) is based in Florence but comes originally from Brittany.  He is most well known for his subtle art, which involves the manipulation of a street sign.  For me, this is Street Art at its best.  It is clever and witty and encourages people to pay more attention to their surroundings.  Perhaps most important of all, it brings a smile to the faces of those lucky enough to see it.

STOP Angel - Street Art by CLET (Clet Abraham) on a One Way street sign in Berlin

Stop…Carry On - Street Art by CLET (Clet Abraham) on a No Entry street sign in Berlin

Smile - Street Art by CLET (Clet Abraham) on a Bicycle Lane street sign in Berlin

The Old Ball And Chain - Street Art by CLET (Clet Abraham) on a Roadworks street sign in Berlin

Fallen Angel - Street Art by CLET (Clet Abraham) on a street sign in Berlin

Not everyone enjoys these alterations as much as me.  In October CLET received a €400 fine and according to an article on the Berliner Zeitung website (in German) posted on his Facebook page, German police are not appreciative of his Street Art in Berlin.

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One Response to CLET – Street (Sign) Art

  1. lostfunzone 17 July, 2012 at 11:16 am #

    i like all the angels.

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