In June 2014 I began a photo project. I had been seeing a lot of stickers that used the “stop” on stop signs as part of their message. I started collecting photos of them, only duplicating shots when I saw the same message in another city. “Stop Harper” and “Stop the Tar Sands” are common in Toronto and Vancouver, and I’m sure in other cities across Canada and perhaps the United States.
Most interesting are the stickers that are not strictly “activist” (the homage to M.C. Hammer, for example), and the stickers of stop signs that then rather redundantly appear on stop signs.
I’d like to continue the project as I travel around Canada and abroad, and would love to see some in French and other languages. I’m curious about who makes these stickers…do certain sticker companies specialize in “stop sign stickers”?