Metropolitan Etiquette Authority

29 September 2011   //     8 comments   //   caught my eye, clever, design, signage

Have you ever lived in Manhattan? I have. And as much as I loved it there, one of the things that can be challenging is the sheer number of people — and their habits — you have to interact with every time you walk around. The lack of courtesy you might encounter on a 2 minute walk to the deli is astounding. Well artist Jay Shells has launched a guerilla art project that addresses just that — street etiquette. The signs are now popping up all around Manhattan. In addition to the fantastic “Pay Attention While Walking” sign he had a few others addressing some of the pet peeves bound to eat away at New Yorkers.

I hope this is an ongoing project. Do you have pet peeves that could benefit from some well-placed signage?

(Found at The Daily What.)


8 comments to “Metropolitan Etiquette Authority”

  1. Molly says:

    This is so well done. I think my biggest pet peeve needing signage would be in my house – something like “Put your shoes away. I’m tired of tripping over them.”

  2. Melissa says:

    LOVE this.

  3. jessicat says:

    “It’s 59th Street, folks,” [or Union Square, 42nd Street, etc.] “You’re not the only one getting off. Be patient, wait your turn.”

  4. Barchbo says:

    Love these! Hilarious!

    I would like to see a series of college student & hipster related signs like these around Austin…

  5. [...] needs these signs! One of my biggest pet-peeves in the city is when people are too busy with their phones to watch [...]

  6. Patricia says:

    Finally why didn’t we think of this sooner?! I think they are using them here in D.C. too. They should be scattered in all metropolitan cities.

  7. Teresa says:

    Genius!! (Thanks for sharing!…off to tweet the post — I can’t keep something THIS good to myself!!)

  8. Nadine says:

    Just put the top pic as my FB profile picture! (With credit obviously!) Love it. :)