David’s Directions to the Right Accademia
Graphic design students created a sign where Michelangelo’s David isn’t just for show; he’s giving directions.
Tourists have mistaken the Accademia di Belli Arti di Firenze (Fine Arts Academy) for the Accademia Gallery for years now. The school is located on Via Ricasoli 66 while the Gallery stands at 58 on the same street, only a few hundred meters away from one another.
According to the director, the school has been assaulted by tourists for years looking for David but never at the proper destination. People have gathered in lines waiting for entrance to meet their favorite sculpture. With this new tongue-in-cheek sign, they’ll finally reach the right Accademia. (katy sparks)