Glendale's Zen Street Signs

Los Angeles artist Scott Froschauer has created a series of 20 signs to "challenge the community to subvert their everyday expectations of signs and language."

The Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Department unveiled his installation "Word on the Street" at their Downtown Central Library and now the pieces are distributed in various parks and libraries.

The exhibit features a twist on everyday street signs to inspire people to second guess their expectations.

"The main visual language in street signs is traditionally negative. The project is about imagining how would we give reassuring language in the place of negative language."

Froschauer's signs mimic the look of real street signs to trick people into rethinking their normal surroundings.

"It can't be demonstrated through photo or video. The real impact of the work comes from being present with it."

None of the installations will replace actual signs and will be slightly hidden.

"A side goal of mine [with the installation] is that there are so many amazing parks in Glendale. Hopefully, it will encourage people to visit them all while searching for my signs."

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