Truckloads of Symbolism: ‘Hobo Code’ Goes Mobile in Danbury
It's not Hobo Code but that name has begun to stick.
"Hobo Code" was my hypothesis when I saw these symbols in Hartford, in 2021. In fact, I published an article called "Hartford is Riddled with Hobo Code" in September of 2021. I'd seen these symbols repeat themselves throughout the city.
I started to research more symbols like it, and hobo code was one of the things I'd found could be a possible answer.
"Hobo Code" is a language that drifters use to communicate with one another about the environment. The codes they use can tell a message about the availability of food, the safety level and if people are friendly.
Once my first article published, many people reached out and explained my theory was wrong. The symbols I'd seen all over Hartford were from a specific artist. I published what I learned in an article called "Readers React, Say Mystery Symbols in Hartford are Not Hobo Code." That article went live just a few days after the first one. In it, I shared the following screenshots where people explained a little about the artists behind the symbols.
Then I saw the symbols again in Brookfield, CT. I shared those in an article titled "Brookfield to Hartford - These Mystery Symbols Appear All Over CT."
Now, I took the photo below just last week, it's like these symbols are haunting me. Hartford, Brookfield, Danbury, walls, trucks, electric boxes, everywhere I look I see it.
So, whether it's the artist VEOH, or there is another answer, another deeper meaning, I'd like to hear what it is. I'm listening, I'm always looking for symbols, codes and messages between the lines and around corners. So, when they are right in my face, on thousands of surfaces throughout CT, I'm going to want to know what is behind it. I'm sure I cannot be alone in that curiosity.
Above are some examples of Hobo Code.
And even more. BUT THAT IS NOT WHAT IT IS. Will the artist please stand up?