Monday, September 8, 2014

Utility Boxes

About a dozen utility boxes on Hartford's Franklin Avenue were painted colorfully last month.


This one is in front of Naylor Elementary School.


Jose was very proud of this one.


Monique and her brother Choice were not afraid of the huge insect.


This box was keeping an eye on the young woman walking on the opposite side of the street.


I liked this one, but the young man had no interest in it.

This post is linked to Monday Mural.

30 comments:

Andy said...

I really like this art work on the utility boxes. Unfortunately it hasn't caught on in my city.

Sharon Anck said...

These are great. What a good idea to paint these utilitarian boxes.

Kate said...

I definitely prefer the crayons. This new canvas for art is a HUGE improvement over the utilitarian look of those boxes without a mural.

Tanya Breese said...

they look so much better like this!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

They look good though too much disguise might make things difficult for the engineers coming to fix things.

Karl Demetz said...

I also prefer the crayons even if the others are not bad.

Mersad said...

I love the crayons version!! So unique and unlike anything I have ever seen!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Such a good idea.. Pat in Toronto showed something similar today.. My fav is the crayon box also, very cool!

Luis Gomez said...

These are lovely and so colorful!

Cezar and Léia said...

I really love this creative idea! The city is filed with lights and colours. That crayon box is beautiful, I guess my favourite. But the last picture is wonderful with de kid and your perfect caption, like it a lot! :)
Hugs
Leia

VP said...

I like the idea and the works!

Lois said...

I just saw a similar post by RedPat in Toronto and I love this idea! The crayons are my favorite too.

Sylvia K said...

These are terrific and what a wonderful idea!! Great, fun captures as always, Jack! You do start my day with a smile and a giggle!! Thank you!!

RedPat said...

I love that box of crayons!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

A very cool project that I think many communities are engaging in. They do make perfect canvases, don't you think? The crayon box made me smile. Thanks, Jack, for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

Birdman said...

This is a great idea. Hope it makes its way up here. btw Choice... great name!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Very cool love the crayons!

Anita Davis said...

Those are awesome. It would be nice if more places did that.

cieldequimper said...

I want to go back to primary school now.

jennyfreckles said...

They look much more fun than plain old grey or green boxes, though if I had one on my street I might want a say in what it looked like. The crayon box is good, I think, because it looks less like graffiti than some of the others.

William Kendall said...

Very colourful indeed. I particularly like the last one.

Taken For Granted said...

This is a wonderfully creative project. Perfect for displaying the work of local artists. Thank you for the post.

CaT said...

nice ones!!
there were a lot around boston painted nicely too..

Joan Perry said...

Oh, I have been wishing we would do that here. These are really great. Quite a few cities have participated.

Randy said...

I see it doesn't only happen here.

Michelle said...

These are clever in their artwork. Nothing like that around here, though.

Halcyon said...

These are wonderful! And so creatively done.

Kay said...

Great shots with well chosen people. I think the first one is my favorite.

Virginia said...

What a great idea. I wish my city had more public art like this. My fav you ask? Why the Crayola's of course!
V

EG CameraGirl said...

I really like the creativity pictured here!