September 8, 2003

Toynbee Idea

TOYNBEE IDEA IN KubricK's `2001 RESURRECT DEAD ON PLANET JUPiTER.

The message wasn't painted. It was some kind of tile, a bit larger than a license plate, that had actually been imbedded in the street. Each letter looked to have been hand carved and inlaid in a plastic or epoxy base. I tried to push my thumbnail into the tile. It was rock hard. Harder than the asphalt itself.

The bizarre story of Toynbee tiles, found in cities across the country. Other Toynbee Tile Links:

Posted by James at September 8, 2003 5:17 PM
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