Felton St. & Adams Ave.
These boxes hadn’t been painted any time recently, and over the last three or four years of their lifespan they had taken a ton of damage and wear. They’re in an area that gets a lot of foot traffic all hours of the day and night as they are located on Felton St. right next to Lestats — a late night coffee house that’s a favorite for locals needing a quiet place to work or for those looking for a cup of joe after dark.
When I first surveyed this site to assess the utility boxes (there are around 8 utility boxes at this same location) and determine what would need graffiti removal/coverup, these stood out. After thoroughly cleaning them and scraping away any and all stickers, wheat pastes, and general grime that I could, I realized these boxes needed significant coverup on all sides. Luckily for me, the artists that painted these boxes happen to be personal friends, so when I asked them if they’d be interested in repainting them they graciously accepted. I adore Bob and Barfo’s work, their collaborations really tickle me but even individually, they’re both incredibly talented artists whose work I would urge you to check out.