How often do you notice a bin, skip or dumpster if you walk past one in the street? The answer is probably never and why would you!? But what if they had been art attacked and looked amazing? Would you notice then? Not only would you notice them, but they might also put a smile on your face much like these ten pictures of street art will do…
He just looks so happy!
My first one may seem simple, but it is well worth trying yourself, just go to a hobby/craft shop where you can buy these stick-on eyes you see in the image and stick them on your own peddle bin at home and watch as it almost seems to start smiling!
“I ate all this grit and now I don’t feel well at all!”
To those that don’t know, this is a grit bin. it normally just sits on streets in the UK looking rather sorry for itself but given a little bit of an art makeover and suddenly people start to take notice of it, and I for one feel rather sorry for it!
Can I go large?
While this image is a great example of how a normal everyday can recycling dome and a rubbish bin can look amazing I’m sure there is an underline story of how their food is rubbish and should be thrown in the bin rather than eating it. But maybe I am wrong and the artist does in fact just love McDonald’s so much it inspired them to do this!
Sponge Bob Trash Pants!
Are you ready? Ooohhhh…Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? The wheelie bin?!? It has to be said that this strangely seems to work quite well! Turning the bin around reveals a different Sponge Bob emotion on all 4 sides and just looks amazing.
“Use the bin, Luke!”
This is just one of those amazing things you see on the street that everyone looks at and takes pictures of. Seen in California this amazing R2-D2 inspire bin brings a smile to most nerds’ faces even though underneath it is still just a rubbish bin!
Seen in a park in Wiltshire is this rather impressive TARDIS rubbish bin that was made to try to encourage the local people to put their rubbish into it. I have no idea if the idea worked, but it looks amazing anyway and well worth me including it in this list.
The Mona Lisa of bins
These amazing mosaic-style bins are located in Arcata, California and are in fact part of an art exhibition that happens each and every year. I think they bring a real touch of class to something that people would otherwise walk past and not notice.
The Right Honourable Mr wheelie bin
Like I said at the start of this post, adding some art to a rubbish bin can seem to bring out an actual personality in them that you would have otherwise overlooked and if ever there was a bin you just have to say “hello!” to it is this. Seen in Bristol and one of the friendliest bins in the World!
Once again we go back to Bristol which seems to be the home of some of the greatest bins in the world! And this one I just loved, made out to look like the grit bin has barfed up some grit it’s simple to do yourself and simply brings a smile to your face and that is what life is all about.
German Timm showed off his love of Sesame Street by using a bright blue public bin and a pair of eyes and made it look just like Cookie Monster! It is said to have gone viral and brought a smile to the face of millions of people who pass it each and every day in New York. Funny, simple, genius, but yet underneath it is just a garbage bin.