Artists Hand-Paint Signs For The Homeless

Signs For the Homeless is an exchange project by Boston based artists Kenji Nakayama, and Christopher Hope. In exchange for people's self-made signs, the artists give them new signs that say the exact same thing, but with much more color and might I say umph.

Behind each sign is a story. Nakayama and Hope asked each of their subjects to share their name, age, and how they became homeless. Click the link above to find out more about the people below:

1. Bobbi, Age 52. homeless since 2011.

2. Alberto. Homeless for 20+ years.

3. Angela Douyon-Previlon. Homeless for four years.

4. Dana Robinson, Age 64. Homeless for three years.

5. Frank, Age 74. Homeless for 22 years.

6. Jim, Age 58, homeless since he was 16.

7. Susan J., Age 46. She and her family have been homeless for 18 months.

8. Rudolf West, Age 63. Homeless for eight years.

9. Mike a.k.a. “The Pope of Harvard Square," Age 57. Homeless since 2009

10. Jimmy Sunshine, Age 31. Homeless for four years.

11. Chris

12. Colleen, Age 20. Homeless for three years.

H/T Buzzfeed

Source: Signs for the Homeless

 

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