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Children's Crossing Signs in Belarus

Minsk, IV.2008; pict. C. Veillon
All the most frequent Children's Crossing Signs from the former Soviet block show a clear relationship. I call them the Russian Group.

Things in common on this class of roadsigns:

  • the children are running
  • the taller person tails the shorter one
  • the bodyparts are not glued together
  • the body is made with four building blocks: a head, an arm, a leg and a main block containing the torso and the remaining limbs.

The Russian Group of Children's Crossing Signs

Russia Armenia Kyrgyzstan Estonia Mediterranean Group 
Azerbaijan Lithuania Uzbekistan Ukraine UK Group 

Belarus most probably noticed that match-stick roadsigns do not bring any improvement to trafic safety (see also Iconization is threathening our children.) and therefore ordered a new sticky sweet design. The drawing is targeted towards kindergarten. It fits with the current habit of suffo­cating the message with fluff and taking adults for five year olds (sometimes appropriate though). Real street pollution. Find other examples in New Caledonia and Madeira).

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