the beating of his hideous heart
July 14, 2005 1:30 PM   Subscribe

The Tell-Tale Heart. As told via highway signs.
posted by _sirmissalot_ (18 comments total)
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posted by _sirmissalot_ at 1:31 PM on July 14, 2005

I like it.
posted by fatllama at 1:48 PM on July 14, 2005

I love Poe! I like the way the tribute weaves Poe's writing with modern times. The mind of a madman, the overwheming guilt and paranoia displayed through scant text and highway signs. Superb. Thanks for posting this.
posted by Juicylicious at 1:52 PM on July 14, 2005

posted by wannabehippie at 2:00 PM on July 14, 2005

Very nice.
posted by mkhall at 2:15 PM on July 14, 2005

That is so cool. It'd be kind of cool if someone made those in real life, though it'd probably break all sorts of laws.

Also reminds me of one of my favorite PLiFs.
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me at 2:20 PM on July 14, 2005

Best of the web. Is this from that Baltimore artist that would make Colonel Sanders and Alien Crossing street signs and put them up all over town? Or is this just straight photoshop? Cause I could see it either way, the former being much cooler, obviously.
posted by billysumday at 2:24 PM on July 14, 2005

a good modernization.
posted by jcruelty at 2:31 PM on July 14, 2005

Those photos are all from northeast of Austin, not far from where I live! Cool!
posted by tippiedog at 2:40 PM on July 14, 2005

Fantastic, great find!
posted by jonson at 2:44 PM on July 14, 2005

Fun! Thanks!
posted by mrs.pants at 2:46 PM on July 14, 2005

I saw this recently (maybe linked from another site). Very cool...
posted by clevershark at 3:17 PM on July 14, 2005

Very nice post.
posted by OmieWise at 3:24 PM on July 14, 2005

cool, thanks. I used to know the entire story by heart, when I was younger and still had functioning brain cells and the Internet didn't exist

and speaking of Poe, the new biography by James M. Hutchisson is a really good read, I highly recommend it
posted by matteo at 3:39 PM on July 14, 2005

Nice and spooky!
posted by Kloryne at 6:16 PM on July 14, 2005

These were originally done as a project for the VizLab at Texas A&M University. Don't remember the name of the origninal artist, but I do remember seeing this series at Vizagogo 5, which would put it in 1998.
posted by Uncle Ira at 8:24 PM on July 14, 2005

Hilarious. But I need more! I like the prints on the knife one.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 10:12 PM on July 14, 2005

You get a Best of the Web star.
posted by klangklangston at 12:02 AM on July 15, 2005

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