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In Hong Kong: Man Makes Poems From Street Signs

In order to immerse himself in Hong Kong and Cantonese culture and also learn the language, Hong Kong-based photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze took advantage of the colorful street signs around him.

Jacquet-Lagrèze set himself the task of documenting visually striking street signs and then took them home where his wife would help to translate. This art-to-language process slowly enabled him to decipher the characters that adorn his city’s streets. As his archive grew so did his knowledge, forming sentences with photographs of individual characters resulting in poems that sound poetic both lyrically and visually. 

(Image Credit: Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze/ DesignBoom)


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