John Morse's haiku bandit signs

At first glance, John Morse's art might read as a scam: installed on telephone poles around Atlanta, he borrows the vocabulary and medium of "bandit" or snipe signs -- illegal ads, often for weight-loss schemes, payday loans or work-at-home jobs -- but delivers more positive kinds of messages. The hitch: they all fit the requirements of traditional haiku. He's placed 500 of these 17-syllable poems around town, mapping the locations on Google.

Via Ed Kohler who tracks similar illegal snipe signs -- which he likens to corporate graffiti or street spam -- in the Twin Cities.

Flux Film 001 | Morse from Proper Medium on Vimeo.

1 comment:

Sherman Unkefer said...

Helpful haiku! Love it!