Neighbourhood Watch is a Toronto street art project that shares pure joy with the residents of this city.
Wheatpasting over old “This Community Protected” Neighbourhood Watch street signs with superheroes and supervillains of pop culture [mostly from the ’80s and ’90s, with some ’60s and ’70s classics like the original Star Trek and Mighty Mouse in the mix], the artist is providing great big smiles to anyone who finds these signs.
Artist Andrew Lamb (@dcmism on Instagram) answered my burning questions about his art.
Missy Cohen: You’ve mentioned you had a goal of posting 100 signs by the end of summer. Did you reach this goal?
Andrew Lamb: I did not reach the goal of 100 signs, but I have extended the deadline till first snow fall.
MC: I’ve come across a repeat of Robo Cop. Are there any other duplicates?
AL: There were three Robo Cops, two Axel Foleys (one went missing) and two of the cast from The Wire. I ended up putting Voltron over one of them.
MC: Which are your top three neighbourhood protectors? I’ll go first: She-Ra, Batman and Robin, and Bill Cosby.
AL: My top three are Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley, Agent Dale Cooper from Twin Peaks and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
(Image: @fullblownrose on Instagram)