"Writing a wrong: Artist repurposes bandit signs in South Philly"
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Writing a wrong: Artist repurposes bandit signs in South Philly July 16, 2012 By Peter Crimmins
A street artist is fighting illegal "bandit" signs in his South Philadelphia neighborhood.
Bandit signs are those hanging on telephone poles and chain-link fences with offers to buy junk cars, ugly houses, or car batteries for cash.
They are illegal. If you take them down, rewrite the message so it says something funny, and put it back up, they are still illegal. That's why this South Philly street artist doesn't want his real name used. He prefers "Huggie."
Huggie will rewrite a sign reading "Cash for Diabetic Strips" into "Cash for Diabetic Kittens." "I Will Buy Your House in Seven Seconds" becomes "I Will Rob Your House in 4 Seconds."