Boston artist Kenji Nakayama has started creating high-quality, hand-painted signs to replace makeshift cardboard posters used by local homeless people.

Nakayama then interviews each individual and posts their conversations on his Tumblr, HomelessSigns, where readers learn each person’s story and how they can be helped.

On the blog, Nakayama says, “We as a society cannot solve homelessness without first humanizing the homeless.”