This collection of photographs, which began in 2014, was initiated by personal research on signage in public spaces. The research spectrum quickly extended to other common forms of writing such as : prohibitions, warnings, promotional or decorative inscriptions, etc.
These numerous examples, of all kinds of inscriptions, bear witness to the survival of written practices (François Chastanet) in public spaces.
The heterogeneous nature of this corpus deliberately compares so-called institutional written forms (road sign marking) with wild forms (inscriptions painted by hand by an individual). This diversity especially highlights the richness of the means and production methods of these writings (use of color, design of letters, layout, nature and size of the support, materials used, marking techniques, type of fixing, etc. ).