rap quotes as street signs in new york city by jay shells rap quotes as street signs in new york city by jay shells
mar 28, 2013

rap quotes as street signs in new york city by jay shells

‘rap quotes’ as street signs in new york city by jay shellsimage screenshot courtesy animal new york




in the site-specific street art project ‘rap quotes’, new york-based artist jay shells installs over thirty street signs with lyrical references to hip-hop songs and their appropriate NYC location. for instance, the intersection of broadway and myrtle avenue in brooklyn receives a mos def sign featuring the line: ‘I’m blacker than midnight at broadway and myrtle.’ ‘new york city is the birthplace of hip-hop and if any place deserve this historical map of sorts, it’s new york,’ says shells. the project featuresquotes from musicians such as jay-z, nas and redman.




jay shells drops ‘rap quotes,’ his most site-specific street art project yet animalnewyork




a selection of quotesimage courtesy animal new york




  • Aside from making sure your road signs are attractive and professional-looking, see to it that they comply with the guidelines set by the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices or MUTCD. Don’t forget to clean and regularly maintain your street signs, so they remain presentable and easy to see and read.

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