Freight Truck Exteriors Are Being Transformed into Mobile Art Galleries

The side of a freight truck, with its expansive surface space, has great potential for massive artistic expression. This becomes all the more clear as the Truck Art Project transforms these large vehicles into mobile galleries whose exteriors display contemporary paintings. The open road hosts these unconventional artworks, utilizing a network of trade transportation routes that roll across Spain and bring art to places where this type of unexpected work is rarely seen.

So far, 10 trucks have been painted out of the 100 that are planned. The chosen artists represent some of Spain's most renowned creatives, including: Javier Arce, Suso33, Okuda San Miguel, Abraham Lacalle, Marina Vargas, Javier Calleja, and Daniel Muoz. In the coming months, additional artists will paint the trucks until the fleet of modern murals is complete. For some of the vehicles, however, an eye-catching exterior is just part of their appeal–select trucks will also have exhibitions that offer the public even more art to enjoy.

The Truck Art Project is a collaboration between Jaime Colsa, owner of the distribution company Palibex and iam Gallery Madrid. Through their website, you can track the fleet or even request a visit from the nomadic gallery.

Above: Okuda San Miguel

Okuda San Miguel

Suso33

Suso33

Javier Calleja

Javier Calleja

Abraham Lacalle

Abraham Lacalle

Marina Vargas

Marina Vargas

Javier Arce

Javier Arce

Daniel Muoz

Daniel Muoz

Truck Art Project: Website | Facebook | Vimeo
via [designboom]





December 3, 2016

Artist Completes Gigantic Pen & Ink Drawing After 3.5 Years

From great pain often comes great artwork. Such is the case with Manabu Ikeda‘s monumental Rebirth, a 13′ x 10′ masterpiece that the artist toiled over for 3.5 years, working 10 hours a day. It’s Ikeda’s largest work to date and is the Japanese artist’s response to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami that set off the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Read Article


December 2, 2016

Sexy French Farmers Pose for Shirtless 2017 Calendar

Last year, the holiday season was set ablaze by France’s Pompiers Sans Frontières (Firefighters Without Borders) and their sizzling, stripped-down calendar. Shot for a good cause by renowned Paris-based fashion photographer Fred Goudon, the risqué calendar proved to be a popular Christmas gift—both in France and abroad. In keeping with tradition, Goudon has photographed a new crop of au naturel pin-up models for his 2017 edition: French farmers.

Read Article


Get Our Weekly Newsletter