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Montreal Just Got Some 'Speech Bubble' Street Lights

Montreal Just Got Some 'Speech Bubble' Street Lights
Bernard Fougères

How do you make long, dark winter nights more fun and festive?

In Montreal, you create comic-book inspired speech bubble street lights. Conceptualized by Estelle Jugant and Yazid Belkhir of Turn Me On Design, the "Idée-Ô-rama" project won a winter lights competition hosted by Avenue du Mont-Royal in 2012.

The project came to life this past December, when over 70 speech bubble lamps were installed along the Avenue. Each features winter-themed characters and symbols designed by artists Astro and Jean-François Poliquin. The lights grow brighter with nightfall. 

"Idée-Ô-rama" will be on display until February, and is expected to go up again during the next two winters.  

And here's a behind-the-scenes look at how the speech bubbles were created and installed. 

All images courtesy of Bernard Fougères.

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