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Signs of Life by Freddie Yauner

British designer Freddie Yauner has created an installation where the man on an emergency exit sign appears to come to life.

Controlled by a motion sensor, the animated sign depicts a man allowing himself a rest when nobody is around, jumping back into place when the sensor is triggered.

The product has been commissioned by Gallery Fumi in an edition of eleven and is currently on show at the gallery in London.

Watch the full animation on Yauner's site.

Here's some text from Yauner:


signs of life

We spend our lives being directed by signage, but what do the signs get up to when they have no one to tell what to do? Reactive signage, giving a look into the lives of overworked pictograms.

When people were present, the sign would function, but when the space was empty the overworked pictogram [its very hard work standing on one leg all day] would take a well earned break, that is until he was needed back at work!

Flash animation controlled by a motion sensor.

animation aprox 3mins.