There’s something about a sign that seems to attract the attention of graffiti artists, especially those who do sticker art graffiti, or “slaps,” as they’re commonly called. What I find visually interesting, though, is when the graffiti piles up in layers and then takes on a whole new look as people try to peel them off or slap another one on top, but only partially blocking the one under it. It evolves into a near abstract work of art, like the example shown above. One thing is for sure: the original sign quickly loses its ability to communicate its original message.
Below is a slideshow with more graffiti and slaps covering signs in New York City: