Friday, March 09, 2007

Yeah yeah


Sussex Street. I walk past this place every day as I come out of the office. The pink Yeah Yeah poster has been there for months, advertising a long past concert. But the tag on the garage door is new, appeared just a few days ago. I'm sure it was done in response to the poster : the sideways glance, the matching pink lips... isn't it obvious? I think it's brilliant! Now over to you: what would you say the pink-haired character is thinking?

Sussex Street. Je passe ici tous les jours en sortant de mon bureau. Cette affiche rose Yeah Yeah est collée là depuis de long mois, annonçant un concert passé depuis des lustres. Mais le grand tag sur la porte du garage, lui, est récent, apparu il y a juste quelques jours. Je suis certaine qu'il a été créé en réponse à l'affiche : coup d'oeil en biais, lèvres roses assorties, le lien est évident, non ? Je trouve ça très marrant. Maintenant à vous : à votre avis, que pense le bonhomme aux cheveux roses ?

22 comments:

Dave said...

I think the pink haired character is thinking "you shouldn't be doing that right here!!!" Great timing on getting this shot with the poster next to it.
On a separate note Ann who left you a comment and a poem the other day she is my significant other-she is always very thoughtful of others.

Jing said...

oh, you are so early, nathalie.
I am still thinking about 8th,today.
hee hee...but i like this character. Funny!!
and what is he thinking???
show his charming hairstyle? or pink lips??
haha....

jing
shanghai daily photo

Chris & Deb said...

hmm....might be thinking, "I think my lips are overcompensating for my lack of hair...."

raindog said...

nice find. obviously we share a similar affection for street graffiti :)
very cool. and, thanks for the visit.

Olivier said...

j'aime bien ce genre de tag. il est tres reussi. qu'est ce qui te fait penser que c'est un bonhomme et pas une femme ? donc par esprit de contradiction pour moi c'est une demoiselle. La dame en rose (hommage à barbara cartland ;o)) pense : est ce que mon bonhomme en vert va m'offrir des roses blanches pour la fête des femmes.


I like this kind of tag. it very is successful. what is what makes you think that it is a catch and not a woman? thus by argumentativeness for me it is a young lady. The lady pink (homage to Barbara cartland; O)) think: is what my catch in green will offer to me of the white Roses for the festival of the women.

edwin s said...

hmm... pink lips. i feel drawn to them. I wonder why? maybe I'm overcompensating for my lack of hair (thanks chris&deb) :)

ruth said...

I think he's thinking, mmm, I love the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and I'm so glad my lips look like Karen O's.

(If you don't believe me, check it out: scroll down to the 3rd photo: http://www.duncans.tv/2006/adidas-hello-tomorrow-shoes.)

Lilly said...

Mr Pink is saying: Oh no, he is drawing my lips too big!!!

Nikon said...

He looks scared to me - afraid of the writing on the wall?

Nathalie said...

Oh my, Ruth, you're right! Your link is fabulous, it's exactly that! I'd never heard of the Yeah Yeah Yeah before but suddenly it all makes sense!

Now a note to every visitor : please click on Ruth's name above and go visit her site. Her new series of photos of frozen Lake Michigan are stupendous! I mean, who wants to look at tagged garage doors in Sydney when you can could look at her extraordinary snowy landscapes instead? So PLEASE, drop everything you're doing and go there NOW.

Nathalie said...

Ruth a donné la solution, c'est génial ! Dans le lien qu'elle donne, on voit la chanteuse des Yeah Yeah Yeah's (je ne connaissais meme pas ce groupe) dont la chanteuse a une bouche pulpeuse très rouge, le lien avec le portrait est évident. Merci Ruth !

Maintenant un message à tous mes lecteurs: toutes affaires cessantes, cliquez sur le nom de Ruth ci-dessous et allez voir ses photos du lac Michigan gelé, elles sont absolument extraordinaires. Vraiment. Franchement, qui a envie de regarder des portes de garages à Sydney quand on peut regarder ça là-bas? Foncez. Maintenant.

Ruth said...

!

And another bit of trivia about that. The ad in that link was directed by Spike Jonze, and apparently he and Karen O had a thing for a while.

Thank you for the super duper plug!! :D

ruth said...

Oops, I don't want to confuse anyone. I signed in with my blogger url last time, and that would link to a different blog, which I'd be happy for folks to visit, but they won't find the snowy Lake Mich. photos there.

(this was not intentional self promotion.)

Candice & Megan said...

Haha...he must use a lot of "lip plumper!"

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Very funny photo and commentary. Apparently the artist has the same feeling as you do about the poster.

hpy said...

J'arrive trop tard pour faire un commentaire, maintenant que tout le monde connait yeah yeah. (Je ne connaissais pas.)
Mais pour moi aussi c'état une femme, pas un homme. Peut-être une blonde en plus. En tout cas elle me faisait penser aux histoires de blondes.

Kala said...

I think the pink hair man is thinking they should take that poster down coz its making the wall look ugly haha =)

alice said...

Rigolo, ces petites BD qu'on peut se mijoter dans sa tête à partir d'un truc ou deux...Les photos de Ruth, wow! Merci de nous les signaler et bonne journée!

Keropok Man said...

hmm pink hair character think its time for his air-time. i think he got it.

i was looking at it more than the poster :-)

kris said...

what a nice find, nathalie! amusing combination..the pink character is thinking what else - yeah . yeah!

Cergie said...

Je ne sais ce qu'il pense mais je pense moi que le personnage est une oeuvre originale alors que l'affiche est un clone. Mais l'affiche vieillit bien je trouve, avec beaucoup de dignité

Pod said...

brilliant madame!! i have been looking for this fella...io have spotted him several times all over the city. i will post soon. great pic, i love it, and of course today i shall be hunting for him on sussex...so watch out for me!