|Senegal is a country where it's still possible
to find some lovely children's crossing signs. The design of those signs
is clearly based on the old French examples.
They even copied the habit of text inclusion. The text is sometimes
blanked out afterwards; leaving the panel with a somewhat unbalanced
The drawing of the children is most interesting.
We recognize two series of which one stays faithful to
the original French design (lower row; notice that
the drawing is embossed).
|The other set of panels
features a much more detailed drawing in particular in the face.
It is one of the rare occasions where the boy gets a real head
(Find a second case in Germany.).
Take a closer look at the boy.
He's staring at something hair-raising, I would
say. I've never seen another boy with such a huge crest.
He is probably L'homme de Montbazon
at an earlier stage.
The mouth-parts of both children are very obvious,
perhaps to suggest the chattering of
the young ones on their way to school.