Cat Yak (2011)
Home printed flyer, red gaffer tape, tree at 500 S Spring
Flyers exemplifies section of downtown Los Angeles, populated with creative professionals, dealing with daily urban life. A neighborhood protest against dog owners who don't pick up after pet expressives clear frustration of walking and trying to keep the bottom of shoes clean. Added element of pet owner politics makes a clear statement. The graphic of sick feline is payed off with the message: "My Cat doesn't yak on your sidewalk; Pick up after your dog SH#&^%!!"
It even uses a semicolon. Plus, one suspects the use of red tape was purposful, not just convenience.
Posting of photo of sign on social networking site has prompted discussions of pet ownershop, clean streets, and comparisons to other urban cores.
Photo: Megan Spanjian