The painted lines and symbols on streets, in parking lots, and along our city and country roads are created with a variety of mobile machines, vehicles, and hand-painting techniques. In a parking spot in Sokcho, South Korea, a city worker paints the International Symbol of Access with great skill.

Below, hot-applied thermoplastic is poured and painted by an experienced street painter to create a simplified bicycle icon for a bike lane:

Related watching: 99% Invisible‘s Smooth Operators: Mesmerizing Videos of Machine-Aided Road Painters. Semi-related reading: Velocipedia project brings hopeless bicycle drawings to life with digital renders.

Next: City workers paint letters on a London road, Behind the Signs: A Look at the DOT Sign Shop, and New York City’s pothole repair team.

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