London urban poetry artist Robert Montgomery works with text in a post-Situationist tradition. Since 2005 he has carried out his WORDS IN THE CITY AT NIGHT project, inspired by the Situationist concept of detournement,where he hijacks advertising space in
nathan coley neon sign "there will be no miracles here"
My life. Nathan Coley, (photo by Ken Gillies) Gammalt möter nytt
Nathan Coley - There Will Be No Miracles Here, A very harsh reality, words that really make you think which is interesting due to their simplicity. you realise the effect of bold words and 'truths'.
‘We Wanted to Be the Sky’: Tim Etchell’s public neon signs.
"We Wanted" by artist Tim Etchell. Inspired by Cat Power’s song, "Colors And The Kids"
These neon signs are not your everyday signs that invite you in to an open shop or direct you to the nearest exit. Rather, visual artist Tim Etchells uses more complex text in the form of neon lettering to create a public deconstruction of language.
A New Perspective - Through simple phrases spelt out in neon, Tim Etchells creates miniature narratives, moments of confusion, awkwardness, reflection and intimacy.