I don’t know who did these… the interweb has nothing for me. Perhaps my search terms are flawed… These were done by students at Peralta Elementary, which is situated just off the corner of Telegraph and Altatraz. (Thanks to Fragmentary Evidence for this info).
I’m assuming they were, at the very least, orchestrated by the Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District, whose mission is to make the Temescal Telegraph commercial corridor a better place to live, work and shop. They were installed at least a year ago, along with large flower filled planters that also run the length of Telegraph in Temescal.
Likely modeled after Emeryville’s Signs of the Times public art project (which I truly love… you can read more about it on my post Words By Roads ~ part III), these images certainly add a shiny happy people feeling to the corridor.
I’m interested to know who produced the artwork. Studio One? CCA? A local school? If anyone has info, please send in a comment.
A more recent project by City Canvas has been installed in the Uptown District, also on traffic signal boxes… (another post)