Remember being a rowdy young teenager, skating around where you know you weren’t allowed, thinking about stealing road signs and knocking down mailboxes? Of course both those things are illegal but what if those street signs were pieces of art and worth something more than just a hidden collection of felonies on your bedroom wall? Ryan McGinness has created just that congruently with New York City’s Department of Transportation in his new project Signs, 2014. His series features 50 vinyl on aluminum signs posted around the streets of Manhattan that he fabricated and installed himself. Here shown are the “notes” accompanied with each piece and might be the only chance you’ll have to view the works. “While technically on view until August 30, 2014, these public works of art are slowly falling victim to the underground entrepreneurial mindset of NYC, and disappearing from their present locations.”

via The World's Best Ever