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Handwritten signs of the times

July 10th 2014

The handwritten signs of some of Barcelona’s rough sleepers are to be put to wider use than simply helping their individual authors survive.

According to the Guardian, this is a new venture between Arrels Foundation, which works with nearly half of Barcelona's homeless population, and advertising agency the Cyranos McCann. The messages are being scanned, converted into downloadable fonts and sold online.

'' is aiming to raise funds to support homeless people as they try to leave the streets behind and move on with their lives.


July 2014



Workfare boycott

Shelter standards raised

Footballer reveals: "I was homeless for six years"

Charity records 'revenge evictions' increase

Big Issue is 'tax loophole'

The Brazilian dream?

Homeless portrait scoops prestigious award

Strike over service cuts

London rough sleeping rise


Money for nothing

First lady call for action

Handwritten signs of the times

In focus: The Samaritans

My view: staying clean is hard...


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