“Hey, Wake Up”, this French Guy is Hanging Mobiles in the Street

A French graphic designer in love with typography, Traz has tried his hand in using the lexicon of graffiti, Street Art, illustration, and commercial art over the last few years.  His most recent experiment is suspended in the air, with rotating type hung from the eves in a mobile configuration in his hometown of Basel.

“Hey Wake Up,” would be an appropriate exhortation to many plodding zombies in the street who you see every morning on the way to your job (if you have one), marching forward in a generally sleep-like state.

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TRAZ. Copenhagen. (photo © courtesy TRAZ)

“The intention of my Street Mobile project is to promote action, provoke thoughts, and motivate change!,” he says, and you can imagine the first change will be a sense of bewilderment by the passing viewer who sees these pieces slowly turning in the street. “I try to add a touch of life and poetry into the streets playing with movement, texture, color and letter-forms inspired on hand lettering an expressive style was developed and applied to the messages.”

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TRAZ. Copenhagen. (photo © courtesy TRAZ)

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TRAZ. Copenhagen. (photo © courtesy TRAZ)

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TRAZ. Copenhagen. (photo © courtesy TRAZ)

 

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