When I first moved to New York and started looking for an apartment, I'd look in newspaper boxes for a copy of the "Village Voice." But the boxes were always empty. (Or stuffed with empty coffee cups.) So when I spotted this project by Toronto-based street artist Posterchild, I knew he was on to something...
In an act of guerrilla gardening, the artist planted six cheerful marigolds in an abandoned flyer box, transforming the piece into street art. It's kind of like how our mom plants flowers in old watering cans/chairs/mailboxes/riff raff. But a lot cooler.
While many boxes are left to graffiti artists to claim as their own, Posterchild wanted a concept that also appealed to the urban good. The sides are still available as canvas, perhaps encouraging a message with a similar inspiring message.
Photos: courtesy of Bladediary