Fake Shadows on California Sidewalks Animate Everyday Urban Objects

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Exceedingly charming new work from artist Damon Belanger up on designboom.

the perfect placement of belanger’s paintings makes it seem as if the sidewalk elements are casting kooky shadows on the ground, enlivening the public space and adding a hint of humor to the everyday. belanger begins by tracing the outline of the character in white chalk, then painting-in the silhouette with grey pigment. inanimate urban objects are given unexpected personalities, as monsters, monkeys and robotic figurines seemingly emerge from the base of a parking meter, bike rack and bench. 

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