Hazards of Modern Living
"Hazards of Modern
Living" comments on the culture of fear in the post-9/11 era. At times
absurd or chilling, the signs caution us to avoid dangers such as
lightning, falling planes, and drowning—as well as apparently innocuous
objects like forks, clocks and sad books.
At the center, suffering all these fates, is a stoic, Buster
Keaton-like Everyman, familiar from Men’s Room signs. Blank,
expressionless, he is restricted to several poses: flailing, running,
and sitting or standing unawares.
Printed on aluminum, these industrial-like hazard signs warn us to be careful of almost everything.
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