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Artists Give Dull Vancouver a Makeover

Murtaza Baker

Not that Vancouver is dull but its electrical utility boxes sure are. They sit there like bumps on a log, unadorned grey boxes that control the overhead lights. Every city has them. They’re necessary but oh so ugly. So Vancouver, like cities the world over, has started to cover its municipal utility boxes in festive wrapping, not the Christmas kind but in original art works commissioned from local artists and transferred to heavy duty vinyl which encases the offending eyesore.

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