#DFTE, North Street, Bristol, June 2019

2297. North Street

These philosophical musings are a positive force on the streets of Bristol, and #DFTE has introduced an original way of presenting them. The picture frames give a sense of value and permanence to his words which without them would certainly be dismissed as graffiti/tagging.

#DFTE, North Street, Bristol, June 2019
#DFTE, North Street, Bristol, June 2019

‘Be good to yourself for no reason’ seems like sound advice to me and surely contributes to the positive mindfulness revolution supporting mental health. Perhaps #DFTE should be sponsored by the NHS to do this work nationally! I like the simple full caps font and slightly random orientation of his letters. From a communications perspective (it is my job after all)  we would normally advise against any written communication using full caps as it is significantly more difficult to read, and often comes across as shouting, but the font he uses is soft and works well.

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my profile...to this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

3 thoughts on “2297. North Street”

  1. I’ve never been to Upfest, which I believe takes place around North Street – and I also believe that there is no Upfest this year, but would it be worth my while to take a look over there when I’m next in Bristol? I’d appreciate your thoughts. Thanks

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    1. Absolutely. From Dean Lane all the way to Ashton Court along North Street would offer about 25 stunning pieces. Such a walk would take 25 to 40 minutes, depending on how long you might stop to take a look.

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