Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

Arts and Entertainment

Signs Proclaiming 'Hammertime' Pop Up Around Town

Photo by Jessica Ogilvie/LAist
Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

This kind of artistic reworking of the message on a stop sign isn't exactly new -- the trend dates back to 2007 or even earlier. But it seems to be having a second or third wind. The image above was recently created at the corner of Rosewood and Genesee in the Fairfax area, and as you can see it reads STOP: Hammertime. Other stop sign art reads STOP: Collaborate and listen, and the more sincere STOP: War.

Have you seen these in your neighborhood?