In San Diego, as you drive Southbound on the I-5 near the border you will see signs warning you of people walking or running by the highway. The thought of a family running to a new life, in a new country across 8 lanes of traffic always shocks me into silence. Actually the image on the left was taken at the Centro cultural de la raza (the Mexican people’s cultural center) in San Diego. It is the actual sign but an artist added the angel wings to the characters. I thought it was fascinating how a simple iconic modification became a full-blown editorial.
I wonder how many people die yearly as they make their mad dash for the American dream.
I love taking pictures of random signs. Signs with spelling mistakes, signs that are funny, cool signs, and especially signs that are oh-my-good-lord-did-you-see-that? I happened to have a collection of images of signs I’ve seen through the years.
Rather than comment on them individually (which is a lie because if you scroll over them you’ll see a caption), I’ve Photoshop’ed the hidden meaning to each of these gems.
What a fun prompt!