Grafitti Transforms Boxcar Into a Vintage Nintendo Controller

Train graffiti isn't uncommon and is something that might not catch your eye. But if you were stopped at a train crossing, you'd surely notice this boxcar made to look like a giant Nintendo Entertainment System game controller. The painted car includes the large plus sign and bright red buttons we all know and love.

This impressive piece of graffiti is a slightly modified version of the console's original controller, and was tagged by TEXER ALB. The real thing has two red buttons, not three like we see here. Each circle on the boxcar represents A, L, and B that corresponds to the tagger's initials, hence the need for the additional button.

At least two Reddit users, Kgriffin88 and elsewhere1, have spotted TEXER ALB's handiwork. It makes us wonder what other magnificent boxcar artwork we've been missing, and it encourages us to be on the lookout for more quirky cars like this.

via [Reddit and Laughing Squid]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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