Too much?

Using streetcars as a canvas: you likey or no likey?

5 comments:

MightyToyCannon said...

Me likey. Or is it more likely that they'll be plastered with advertising?

Dog Walkerer said...

I likey too. Very fun. Do we get to have some?

Anonymous said...

Those would get real old real quick.

Bob said...

The flowers are nice. So's paisley. And I'm thinking of maybe a re-creation of a classic Grateful Dead poster from the Filmore. But I'll bet MTC's right: It'd be covered up with ads before you could say "Cherry Garcia," anyway.

culturejock said...

Yes... I think that might be the biggest issue here -- how to prevent the slide toward advertising, although the city's murals code actually seems to be doing a good job of separating public art from advertising. Another big concern is that one person's paisley is another person's repulsion: it's highly unlikely that all commissioned artworks would be as aesthetically pleasing as I find the flowers to be. For example, look at this mixed bag of train-painting projects from Japan:

http://www.pinktentacle.com/2008/12/decorated-trains-in-japan/