Trashy Art: Textile-Printed Recycled Trucks Hit Philly Streets


Photo credit: Nancy Packer, Collection/Mural Art Program

Now this is a makeover: Ten of Philadelphia's recycling trucks got a bold and brilliant overhaul with the help of 60 students from the city's Mural Arts Program. Printed on admittedly less-than-eco-friendly vinyl, with graphics inspired by the historic textiles collection of The Design Center at Philadelphia University, the trucks first rolled through city streets—very appropriately on Earth Day—to mark the introduction of Philadelphia's new single-stream recycling program.

Follow the jump for more art-trucking action. For a complete set of trucks, visit the Mural Arts Program's Website.
Photo credit: Nancy Packer, Collection/Mural Art Program

Photo credit: Nancy Packer, Collection/Mural Art Program
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