Thursday, November 19, 2009

Deconstructed Signs Turned into Abstract Art

Fabio Zanino takes old advertisements, signs and warnings, deconstructs them and rebuilds them into these fascinating abstract pieces. Although there's no way of telling what these signs previously said, it's a cool way to reuse, reformulate and even rethink the message behind these warnings. This is good recycled art. More pics after jump.

The vintage and rusted nature of the signs is certainly appealing, and they remind me of the puzzle game where you move around tiles until you create the original picture again. Zanino's Decostruzioni series breaks the warnings down into graphic units, essentially stripping the meaning away. And then the reconstruction gives it a whole new purpose.

[via Haute*Nature]