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Men at Work signs in the Philippines
|22.VIII.2012; pict. H. Parmentier|
|Fort Bonifacio, Manilla, III.2003; pict. S. Snoeck|
|Roadsigns from the Philippines are most interesting because of the different influences. The diamond shape of the panel, and the man both come from continental America. His head is still connected though. (See U.S.A.). The heap shows the improbable shape of the Hawaiian kind, except for the small cut-out at the bottom. A red border is typically European. American roadsigns normally feature a thin black border-line.|
|Heap from Hawaii|
|Fort Bonifacio, Manilla, III.2005; pict. S. Snoeck|
|This is one of the
very few drawings featuring a tool other than a spade (Look at the pick-axe in Turkey).
The designer could have done better though; at least with the man. An unknown artist thought so also (He was also at work in Spain).
It's definitely not very wise to handle a drill with one arm only (read Bartolomeo's Best Practices). And it doesn't feel like the right tool to attack a heap either.