It all started in the fall of 2001. Peter Gibson, or Roadsworth, wanted less cars and more bicycles in the streets of Montreal, so he started playing around with the traffic and road signs painted in the asphalt, using a basic technique called the stencil. With his masks and paints, he started creating fun urban 'works of art' that, obviously, didn't please everyone. Three years later, he was finally arrested for this activity and charged with 53 counts of mischief.
But, if there were people who found what Roadsworth did wrong, there were others who loved it, so his sentence was fairly lenient. Nowadays he is still painting, but in places where he won't have any trouble with the law. This includes anything from drawings in parking lots promoting the Cirque du Soleil to drawings for the Tour de France. Whether you like his creations or not, one this is for sure: he knows how to grab people's attention.