Monday, September 8, 2014

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I passed by this wonderfully painted utility box and did a fast U-turn to get a pic. The city has been hiring artists to paint these boxes in an effort to discourage graffiti and since most of the artists involved have deep roots in the graffiti world, their work is being left untouched. I think this one by artist Peru 143 is one of the best I've seen. He says on his site that his latest work is "a celebration of the feeling of home". It works for me!
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE for more murals from around the world.

28 comments:

Andy said...

I wish they would do this in Pickering.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It really is a fantastic idea Pat.. this one is perfect in it's urban location.

Revrunner said...

Interesting that there should be honor among graffiti artists.

Sharon Anck said...

This really is a great one. It works for me too.

Luis Gomez said...

Love this one Pat.

llandudnopictures said...

Very cheery looking!

TexWisGirl said...

really, really like it!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

This is great. More cities need to take on this idea.

Lois said...

What a wonderful idea! I wish they would do that here. It really spruces it up and I'm glad the graffiti taggers are leaving it alone!

Stefan Jansson said...

It is a great idea. I have suggested it to local politicians but it looks like I will have to do it again.

Lúcia said...

What a nice way to support the artists and make those boxes look nice! ;-)

Stephanie said...

We have those here in the valley as well. It is certainly a great idea. Great capture!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Seen a lot of these around lately. I like this one.

cieldequimper said...

Super! Ours are pretty but way too classical, I like this a lot!

Gosia k said...

so interesting.

Gosia k said...

so interesting.

jennyfreckles said...

That's very classy: graffiti-like but clearly not graffiti.

William Kendall said...

That's the second time today I've seen that motif. We see the odd utility box here painted in a different design, but this is more artistic.

Randy said...

Better than just a plain gray box.

Jack said...

Hey! We did the same thing today! As you know, I am not fond of graffiti, but this kind of work is authorized and juried, and takes pretty utilitarian gray boxes and turns them into something. I like this trend a lot.

Cloudia said...

That really POPS and what a good idea!




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Karl Demetz said...

This is really a great one, I like it !

Halcyon said...

I love painted utility boxes. The bright colors here are perfect!

Laura. M said...

Good idea. Very original and colorful;))

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I can see why you made the u-turn. this is a growing trend and you can see why. One could sell this idea to cities in the savings to recovering tagging alone. Bravo. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

EG CameraGirl said...

Very cool. I hope it'll weather our crazy cold winters and hot summers.

José Mendonça said...

So cool!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Haha, this is nice!