24.6.09

Art on Trailers

A forward worth sharing...this is amazing art:

Here are 7 pictures of European trucks whose trailers are decorated to look like the sides are missing and the products they are hauling are painted on the sides and back.

The first one is of a bottle of beer and looks so real, like it is coming out the side of the trailer.



The second is of a canvas tote bag.



The third is of Pepsi cases and they are all stacked on the ceiling, and the bottom of the trailer is empty.



The fourth is of another truck with the windshield facing the back, a driver painted in the driver's seat looking back over his shoulder to appear like he is driving backwards. (Now this one is just plain scary, even when the German reads 'On the wrong way?')



The fifth one is of an aquarium with fish swimming in it.



The sixth one is of a bookshelf with books lined up in it and a post-it-note with an advertisement on it, probably for the company that sells the books.


The last one is for Pringles-Hot & Spicy. The 'inside' of the trailer has the appearance of having been through a fire.

3 comments:

eklavya (two thumbed) said...

FV, you are guilty of two crimes one doesn't expect from a professional journalist.. :)
1. Believing everything you find on internet without verification.
2. Poor observational skills

Is it just a coincidence that not only all the seven trucks are of the same color (blue) and make, they are also stationed on the same road at the same spot? (notice the tree behind the trucks?)

A more logical explanation would be that someone downloaded a picture of a truck and superimposed on it these pictures using photoshop..: )

eklavya said...

Proof that they are photoshopped..

http://www.snopes.com/photos/arts/truckart.asp

FV said...

Eklavya (nice name!):

These 'crimes' could have been committed by any professional. A doctor too should be observant or an engineer. Never mind. Incidentally, this was sent by the head of a media group! And there was no mention of it being digitally manipulated.

So, yes, I did think it was real art and it appealed to my aesthetic and modernist sensibilities. There are instances of installation art where one kind of object is placed in one area and embellished/painted/carved differently. The traliers all being of a similar make on one road would not be unusual for an artistic undertaking. This isn't an Indian metro where there wouldn't be space for such things.

In any event, these images being photoshopped does not take away from their pleasing appeal. Elementary, Mr Holmes?!

I do appreciate your sleuthing skills, though, and thank you for the link. Wish I could snope :)