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Video: L.A. Crosswalk Buttons Replaced With Fistbumps

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Recently Alfredo Adan Roses went Full Bro with his new design for a crosswalk button in L.A. No longer do you have to daintily press down on a simple button at intersections, as driving bros stop and stare from their Camaros or whatever. Now you, pedestrian, can fistbump your way to crossing the street. FUCK YEAHHHHH, SHOTGUN A BEER FIRST.

The "Walkbump" was handcrafted by Roses himself, who made a silicon mold of his own hand (you can watch the "making of" video here), and then glued them to existing crosswalk buttons. We reached out to Roses to find out more, and sadly he told us, "Somebody took them off. I think that stayed there for two days or so. I glued with the strongest glue in the market but if you want to take it off you just need to kick it and it will be yours."

There were four in total, located in Echo Park, Silver Lake, Venice Beach and the DTLA Arts District. But why? Roses says, "One day I was waiting in the crosswalk looking at the button and instead of pushing in a common way I just pounded it and then I said to myself, 'Why not reproduce a real fist and glue it on the button?' This way people can have a fun experience instead of a boring one."

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Well, the Germans seemed pretty into it, Bruder. (And actually, so were we, Bro.) [via Booooooom]