Josh Line modern hobo code by Josh Line

Taking the hobo code of yore to a more modern look and feel. Possible use: apply these stickers for information sharing in a brave new world.

29 Shots + 10 Attachments


magician lives here

March 24, 2017

Our wandering hobo wouldn't want to walk into a magician's trap. The symbol provides warning to our intrepid traveler - don't go near this location.

they are defensive

March 23, 2017

A wandering hobo would want to know if a house if super defensive toward helping travelers. Our seasoned wanderer would not want to get a face full of buckshot or a broom upside the head. This symbol would help the hobo assess the situa...

talk religion get food

March 22, 2017

A wandering hobo would want to know where to get food. Symbols such as this one would point him/her to houses/residences where one could patter on about religion and gather some sustenance.

no religious talk

March 21, 2017

Wandering hobos would want to avoid discussing all things religion within a particular home. Folks get a little testy when it comes to such talk.

can sleep in barn

March 17, 2017

A little behind as I had to pull an all nighter for work... Here is the symbol for "can sleep in the barn." Some houses give mixed messages on where to sleep, so the more explicit "you can sleep here" message would serve the wandering h...

good road to follow

March 14, 2017

The ever watchful eye takes a back seat in this symbol as something working in the hobo's favor is ahead. That said, though, as in all cases, they would probably want to keep a cautious eye out. About the symbol: a sturdy road, a lack ...

sucker (easy mark)

March 11, 2017

How does the wandering hobo do it? To walk this earth, grifting his way into homes to make for his bread, butter, and bed? Symbols surely help. In this marker, the location has been designated as an easy mark - the food and hospitality ...

good water

March 10, 2017

We've seen the bad water symbol. Well, here's it's mirror, the good water symbol. Wandering hobos would be more apt to recognizing the qualities of good water: a fish, some seaweed, a blue calm washing upon the shores.