May 4, 2007

HAUPT

Appeared on May 4th of 2007. "If you lived here you'd be home by now"...

14 comments:

  1. Brilliantly disinformative.. And quite well done.

    Like when I get letters from some semi-offical office (with logos and catchy slogans) on monday mornings stuffed with sentences as understandable as random DNA-codes and telephone numbers to people who's "..not in charge of that area".

    I swear they must have a sarcastic origin.

    "Dear Sir"

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  2. Mac Aoidh5/04/2007

    Translation?

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  3. Anonymous5/04/2007

    It's Gerjman. It means the same as one of those other pics. It means "It you lived here, you would be home by now".

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  4. I did already translate it up there, you know... ;)

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  5. Anonymous5/04/2007

    Haupt does not mean home. In German that sentence is grammatically wrong.

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  6. Anonymous5/04/2007

    It should be "Wenn Sie hier lebten, würden Sie jetzt zu Hause sein" but anyway it's great that they did it in German!

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  7. yolanda in bcn5/04/2007

    Hola!

    I've just realized about the blog, great idea to have everything posted here, I had missed quite a few days of interesting artwork already!

    By the way, road signs never make sense to me. And if you travel to a big city, they're just helpful if you want to get to the centre, which is not the case most of the times ;-)

    Cheers!

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  8. Anonymous5/04/2007

    he visto en todos los idiomas menos en español.....

    por suerte entiendo el inglés....

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  9. Yes, they should have it in Spanish as well... especially after that link that Stanley posted on DAS with those photos of really scary housing tracks. The translation would be, I think: "Si vivieses aquí, ya estarías en casa." A commentary on how suburban developers do their marketing.

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  10. This is a really great one!

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  11. Anonymous5/05/2007

    this proves that babelfish is not always your friend, children. Wenn sie hier lebten, würden sie jetzt zu Hause sein.

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  12. Or in Dutch:
    "Als je hier zou wonen, zou je nu al thuis zijn'

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  13. They'll probably have one in Dutch since that seems to be the image they're using to promote the Rotterdam exhibition. Someone take pictures there please!

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  14. Haupt means Head, or main as in Main station (Haupt Bahnhoff)

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