Ever wonder who invented the crosswalk? We take them for granted. They are in every city. Every modern culture. The Beatles even made one of them famous with their “Abbey Road” album cover. They provide “people watchers” with a ringside seat. And they have rules. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say: “The first pedestrian crossing signal was erected in Bridge Street, Westminster, London, in December 1868. It was the idea of John Peake Knight, a railway engineer, who thought that it would provide a means to safely allow pedestrians to cross this busy thoroughfare.” This crosswalk is East 51st Street in New York City. Just outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral. I call this simply, “Crosswalk.” I painted this on Procreate with the dry brush.
June 26th, 2023
Viewed 26 Times - Last Visitor from White Plains, NY on 12/05/2023 at 5:43 PM