A New Cast of Characters for Toronto’s Neighborhood Watch Signs
To see more of Andrew’s creative Neighborhood Watch modifications, follow @dcmism on Instagram.
Where some may have seen only an old sign faded after years of sun exposure, Toronto artist Andrew Lamb (@dcmism) saw an opportunity. Since 2012, Andrew has treated his hometown’s weathered Neighborhood Watch signs as a blank canvas, adorning them with whimsical figures from pop culture.
"My work tends to deal with altering urban infrastructure in a playful manner," explains Andrew. In this case, it’s about repurposing municipal infrastructure to "invoke nostalgic happy memories" with the help of characters as diverse as Zelda, Bruce Lee and the Planeteers.
What are the keys to success when modifying a sign? “Use a laser printer, not an inkjet,” says Andrew, “and don’t fall off your ladder.”
Anonymous said: I've gone through beta readers but I want to run through one last professional edit before I query. Any recommendations?
I adored working with Danielle Poiesz when she was at S&S. She now does freelance editing: http://doublevisioneditorial.com/
And I’ve heard good things about Girl Friday Productions (http://www.girlfridayproductions.com/).
You should probably ask some other writers though if you want more references. I don’t do a lot of working with freelance editors.
Thank you so much for the shout-out! :) <3
May Book Photo Challenge: Day 25 - Mug
A little It and coffee from a few weeks ago.