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In Madrid, crosswalks are made more vibrant to promote safety

No one really pays attention to crosswalks, even if they could, you know, prevent you from dying. But what if they looked different – more colourful and vibrant – rather than the boring strip of lines that they are?

In his series Funnycross, artist Christo Guelov reimagines crosswalks in Madrid by turning them into art. Using the empty spaces between the white lines, he paints in striking geometric shapes and patterns, making the ground more noticeable and aesthetically-pleasing.

According to the Guelov, he started outdoor installation series “to inquire into ‘something’ apparently non-existent or invisible to others and to provide it with real presence.”

He hopes that by improving the visual aspect of the zebra crossing, drivers and pedestrians will learn to respect it more.

You can find out more about Christo Guelov and his work here.

Via My Modern Met

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Inigo is a writer and graphic designer from Manila, Philippines. He is a soldier of love who will carry you on his strong back of awesomeness when the zombie apocalypse arrives.