The Start is Nigh bug

The Start is Nigh bug

This bold insect, with its jaunty, foreboding sign, transforms an anonymous boarded-up building on South 18th Street - just north of Oak Street - in Olde Towne East into a landmark for those of us walking to The Angry Baker or Yellow Brick Pizza. See it once and you'll be looking for graffiti artist Vinchen's signature on other Columbus street art.

In a 2008 interview, Vinchen said of his art: " Perhaps it is comparable to life; it exists for only a brief moment, for a few people, and then it is gone. I hope finding it is like receiving a letter in the mail. Or maybe it's more like a six-year-old throwing a tantrum."