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    I would hate to mess up this guys art work with a ticket for that sidewalk!!!
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    Default Re: Fancy sidewalk painting

    Quote Originally Posted by locatethis View Post
    I would hate to mess up this guys art work with a ticket for that sidewalk!!!

    Potholes or Speed Control Devices?




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    Neither!



    This photograph shows the "potholes" are strategically positioned stickers placed on the roadway. Although the stickers consist of flat images of potholes, the stickers would look three dimensional and quite realistic to an approaching driver.

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    The stickers are not used as speed limiting devices as claimed in the message. The text painted on the roadway a few feet past each pothole sticker show their real purpose. The stickers were used as part of an advertisement for Pioneer Suspension, a vehicle suspension supplier. The ad was intended to suggest to drivers that, with Pioneer Suspension fitted to their vehicles, they would enjoy a smooth ride even on rough roads. Information about the ad published on the Ads of The World website notes:

    POTHOLE STICLER - A large sticker of a pothole was laid on the road creating the illusion of a real pothole. Drivers would see it and slow down to avoid the jerk to their car but would feel nothing. The message "FEELS LIKE PIONEER SUSPENSION" was painted a few meters ahead.

    According to Ads of the World, the ad was created by Advertising Agency, Y&R Everest, Mumbai, India in 2007. It is unclear under what conditions or circumstances the advertising tactic was carried out. Unless the tactic was used in very controlled conditions, such fake potholes could actually be quite dangerous. Approaching drivers could swerve suddenly to avoid the "pothole" and serious accidents would result.

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    More examples of images on canvass or stickers:


    The project's purpose was to allow drivers to experience the Ford pickup's attribute of softness on hostile surfaces. In order to achieve this, several graphics on canvass were imprinted with cracks, snow and/or mud in various city streets. Next to them, a road signal that read "This is how it feels, Ford Ranger" was placed. Drivers drove through a difficult road without feeling it; situation that led them to experience the unique softness of riding in a Ford pickup. The graphics were placed in lateral streets and parking areas with speed limits that didn't exceed 10 mph, with the objective of looking out for the driver's safety.

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