“YOU ROCK” proclaims a cardboard sign at 15th and Minna.
But that’s not any old piece of cardboard, no sir. It’s an album cover from a record; the soundtrack to Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrenece, composed and performed by Yellow Magic Orchestra keyboardist Ryuichi Sakamoto.
I mean, like, duh.
The URL on the bottom of the sign takes you to LoveYou2.org, a blog about a project to spread positive messages to the world in an endless variety of mediums and formats.
The piece I found is part of a series documented in this blog post. Looks like there’s a few others around the neighborhood I have yet to locate.
If I find any more of this series I’ll update this post with locations.