Tag Archives: graffiti

trains update

9 Apr

You may recall the graffitied trains I got a photo of a while back. When the floods hit, the majority of Queensland Rails trains were sent to high ground. Some rather brave artists got out during it and art attacked the hell out of the trains. Besides the paint on the windows, I (and a few others) felt the art should have remained, as it turned a rather uninteresting sight in many peoples day, into something a little more colourful and fun.

Well, unfortunately, they caught the daring artists, and they’re now being prosecuted.  I think it’s a shame, and lets hope they get community service, they could really contribute to the council sanctioned street art around brisbane


traffic signal boxes and a whole lot more detail!

16 Nov

There’s a new traffic signal box in town and it’s on the corner of McLaughlan and Brunswick Street. Like so many card playing monkeys before it, I present to you….

A card playing monkey!

I actually saw the people painting this, but by the time I got back, they had gone. I would have loved to ask them some questions and plug their other art. Maybe next time!

And it turns out I’ve hit the jackpot. This is done by Guido Van Helten. Who also did the “Derryn Hinch” box I posted earlier.

You can find out about all these works at Urban SmArt Projects. While this doesn’t mean I’ll be ending my series on traffic signal boxes as I find them, it’ll certainly give me a little more to go by when I do find them!

This website also has information on how to paint a box. So if you’re a local artist and you’re keen on having your work seen by commuters and pedestrians every day in a very public way, I’d suggest taking a look at the site and expressing your interest!