empty newspaper boxes

Messing with the (Print) Media

We all know that the state of news media has been in constant evolution, as technology changes the way we send and receive information. This has been especially relevant to print media.

As I was browsing the blogTO Flickr Pool this morning, I came across these two reader submitted photos. "The Revolution is Coming" (above, by saharsh) depicts a row of Toronto newspaper boxes completely empty and logoless, with the exception of the front panel of one box (which bears the sign that inspired the title of the photo). It looks like it's been set up and photoshopped, but it's clever nonetheless.

Another photo (below, by Carl W. Heindl) depicts an Eye Weekly box hacked by Toronto street artist Posterchild - into a flower planter.

eye magazine flower planter

I wonder what other creative uses we may find for the thousands of metal newspaper boxes in Toronto that may one day no longer serve their original purpose?

Thanks to saharsh and Carl for sharing these photos with us.

Have interesting photos of things seen in Toronto? Please add them to the blogTO Flickr Pool if you'd like us to share them with your fellow readers.


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