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.
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