New Zealander artist Paul Walsh has spent the last few years painting vibrant murals on communications utility boxes in the city of Auckland.
According to Walsh, this subject matter was meant to be a nod to the telephone and Internet services that the utility boxes provide to the city.
Of course, creating street art can sometimes be a pretty risky (and straight-up illegal) business, but Walsh was able to work out a sweet deal with the company that owned the boxes. He explains in a recent BoredPanda article:
"Back in 2013, I had a few beers and painted a Grumpy Cat on a wall in my local dog park. It got painted out, and the locals were upset and petitioned the council. My friend snuck an article about this into a local newspaper, and then someone who works for Chorus (the company that owns these utility boxes) read the article, and asked me if I would like to paint their boxes instead."
After launching a successful crowdfunding campaign to cover the cost of materials and labor, Walsh got to work. To date, he has painting over 15 utility box murals and has plans to do more.
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