Wham, Bam, Thank You Spray Cans
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Wham, Bam, Thank You Spray Cans

Those street-painted onomatopoeias, which we featured two weeks ago, will not be contained. They’ve since spread from Harbord Street onto other more well-travelled roads, and are now pointing out potential hazards for cyclists in Kensington Market, outside the Art Gallery of Ontario on Dundas West, and on University Avenue north of Dundas.
Created by the Urban Repair Squad, as the last ones were, the new stencils have evolved from simple purple text on dark-gray road to more elaborate designs: a circle around an obstacle here, a multi-coloured exploding “POW!” there.
Martin Reis, meanwhile, has been documenting their dispersal. Some of his photos of the latest onomatopoeic opuses are above; more are in his Flickr set.

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