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Urban Design Mischief In Cape Town

Urban Design Mischief In Cape Town
culture
Dan Pinch
  • 3 september 2008

Launched by Cow Africa, the Five Black Bins project has done its bit to beautify Cape Town by abducting wheelie bins from the suburb of Woodstock and subjecting them to a vigourous design makeover by some of the city’s best graphic artists.

Five Black Bins brings together five Cape Town design studios to redesign five garbage bins in Woodstock, Cape Town. The urban design project was conceptualised and curated by non-traditional agency, Cow.

Five random addresses in Woodstock were selected. Designers were briefed to use the bin as a canvas but to take into consideration the context of its surroundings as well. Am I Collective, Cow, Kronk, The President and Room 13 were the five agencies that got involved.

Once the designs were completed, bespoke vinyls were printed. The selected bins were abducted, the vinyls applied and the transformed bins were returned to their homes.

Watch the video for more:


Five Black Bins from Cow Africa on Vimeo.

[via Fiveblackbins]

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