In a city that can often easy look cold and utilitarian, New York City Street Artist Tom Bob sees the potential beautiful bold colors have for making our city spaces look silly and fun.
His work involves transforming unsightly “street furniture,” like utility boxes, poles, pipes and sewer caps, into quirky cartoon-like creations that liven up city streets with lightheartedness.
His work is definitely smile-inducing and makes the New York City a chiller place to be.
I mean how happy would you be if you saw a boring old street sewer turned in to this…
So happy… the answer is so happy!
Here’s the artist himself high above 9th street spraying painting a mural in the East Village.
Tom Bob has been likened to other streets artists like OaKoAk who also transform seemingly ordinary things into extraordinary things.
Unlike some popular street artists, Tom Bob’s work isn’t too political in nature. It’s mostly just straight up FUN.
Well, mostly. A few political jibes have gotten thrown in here and there, according to the posts on his Instagram page.
Regardless, we’re definitely picking up what he’s putting down. Including this “sweetheart street art.”
Lots of his stuff is kid friendly, like this cute little Tweety Bird.
But some of it… not so much.
He was among the featured artists at this year’s Governors Ball Music Festival. His work was also featured in Wear Where Well’s list of best NYC street mural’s in SOHO, Nolita, and Chinatown for his emoji mural.
We just really love the way Tom Bob sees the world.
And how he could turn something boring and ugly like this…
And turn it into something as awesome as this.
Just imagine what our world would look like if artists could freely roam our cities and have their way with it.
We think the results would be pretty darn joyful.
I mean how could you walk around a colorful world like that and not be happy? It would be pretty hard.
We think Tom Bob’s work is out of this world ?!
And we want to live in a world filled with art where our trash cans look like pirate robots.
And air vents that look like kids with braces. I mean, who wouldn’t?
This guy simply loves brushing his teeth.
You can see more of Tom Bob’s happy and whimsical pieces on his Instagram page here.
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