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Stick-figure graffito, Vienna November 18, 2010

Posted by Samuel Snoek-Brown in Public art, signs, & graffiti, Travel.
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Stick-figure graffito. Photo taken in Vienna, Austria.

Believe it or not, this is the guy who started this blog. I’d been toying with the idea for this blog, off and on, for a while, but I was still trying to figure out how to approach the blog, what to include, and so on. Then last year (a year ago this month, in fact), my wife and I were in Vienna, and as we were walking down Burggasse toward the Museumsquartier, we spotted this graffito in a business doorway. I was laughing and enjoying myself when my wife said, “Take a picture — you can put it in your blog!” And I thought, why not?

So here we are.

It took me a while to pull the blog together because most of my personal collection of smileys is in storage back in the States, so I had to wait till our return visit this summer to photograph the collection. But in the meantime, I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for smileys like this one and snapping photo after photo after photo. It’s a constant delight, and now I’m having even more fun sharing these with you.

(In case you’re curious, this is a complete stick figure: arms, legs, and everything. And I do mean everything. You see, this was a rather adult stick figure, all equipment included. As I said, I was laughing. But the smiles on this blog are for everyone, which means kiddos too, so I thought it best to give GAG-boy here a little modesty and cut him off above the waist.)

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