Watching Workers Paint Letters on a Road Is So Soothing

By Casey Chan on at

I’m not sure what impresses me the most in this video of workers painting the road. Is it the perfect angles drawn free hand with a tool that’s essentially a stick with an open box at the end? Is it the dude dropping the hot thermoplastic into that box, while his partner is drawing the letters? Or is it the exquisite, ballerina-like footwork of the two workers who make sure not to step on the letters they just made?

I think it’s the footwork. And the guy controlling the stick. Also the dude pouring it in. O Street took a look at a day in the life of Thomas Lilley, a roadliner in Glasgow. It’s fascinating to watch how all those street markings get made. [O Street via Kottke]