Another bit of graphic nerd inspiration found via our beloved Patternity
blog! A new take on the pedestrian crossing designed by Eduard Cehovin, a typography professor in Slovenia. The spotted one was Cehovin's design as part of the Zebra Crossing project which started back in 2008, as a commission from the Ljubljana mayor's office. The jumbled stripe crossing was a commission by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Novi Sad, Serbia, for the road outside its entrance. And even though they could easily be mistaken for some form of intrepid street art, the crossings are in fact in keeping with local standard colour and size requirements, and are used as normal pedestrian crossings. There is so much that I like about this project, but mostly the way it challenges and draws attention to those everyday pieces of mundane signage that otherwise make no impression in your life whatsoever. That, and the sheer basic impact of seeing giant dots and stripes where you least expect them! Also puts Slovenia and Serbia on the map for a potential visit... if the mayor is commissioning this kind of thing, I can only imagine what other intriguing things are waiting to be discovered there.