My wife and I noticed this even before we bought our house and loved the whimsy – I remember leaning out the window as we did a loop around the circle (yes, we went ALL the way around, like a good motorist should) to see what each sign would reveal.
I’ve asked around the neighborhood, but no one is talking. I see a gleam in the eye of a couple of neighbors – but thus far the artist remains elusive!
On occasion, someone takes offense and puts duct tape or otherwise marks up the sign.
They remind me a bit of the work of Alberto Vargas, a famous artist known for his movie posters , and for a series of pin up girls called “Varga Girls”. He also created the cover art for The Cars album “Candy-O”
Or maybe someone from Seattle’s Old School Pin Up Store lives in Wallingford? Who knows?
What do you think? Whimsical? Too little? Too much? You can see for yourself at the intersection of 39th Ave and Bagley Ave N!