Jeff Wysaski has taken his comedy to the streets — literally. The Los Angeles-based comedy writer leaves fake signs and objects in his gym, at IKEA, in book stores, in chain stores…and pretty much any place else that presents a humorous option.
While Wysaski is usually quick to flee the scene, he does the masses a solid by first taking a photo for his Tumblr page, Obvious Plant. “The joy for me is not seeing someone discover it. The joy is knowing that it’s there for people to discover,” Wysaski tells Atlas Obscura. “I want them to find something extraordinary in an ordinary place.”
The comedy writer — who also runs the website Pleated Jeans — sinks a fair amount of time into these projects, which range from simple posters on street corners to elaborate pamphlets. Here’s one he surreptitiously placed at a doctor’s office… And this very important sign in a public park: Wysaski even created fake book covers, which involved writing the front, back and inside flaps and scattering them in a real bookstore. According to Atlas Obscura, some of his fans eventually found the store and alerted the store’s employees. The books were soon displayed prominently and priced at a very steep rate.
Some are just questions we should all be asking:
Other pieces simply make you smile.
H/T Atlas Obscura