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American artist Tom Bob is running loose in the streets of New York, and let's hope nobody catches him.

Using street "furniture" like poles or electrical terminals, Tom creates colorful and whimsical pieces that interact with their surroundings. From turning a sewer into a frying pan, to transforming gas meters into quirky lobsters, Tom Bob is making the city a much happier place for everybody.

If you liked Bob's creative and witty work, check out the famous French OakOak (here, here, and here) whose art you might find equally entertaining.

More info: Instagram (h/t: ufunk)

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awesome idea! But i guess it only works at a certain time of the day.

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So, the sewer's gator population must be growing quickly eh? :D

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Now that's a picture she will treasure for the rest of her life. ;D

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

🎼"Hot Time, Summer in the City. Back'a my neck getting dirt and gritty..........................."🎼

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hey! Critics! Did you consider that it might have been created with the property owner's permission? Well, did you?

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Another Chinese here just reporting in that I am in no way offended by this piece of art.

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When you live in the city, you have to move fast, or......................☹

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We these all over out streets last spring, I coiled four of them up and put a black locust seed pod in front to look like a serpents tongue. (used a black marker for eyes)

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That'll be also sad, this time because them dogs will urinate all over it. :p

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How dare you sully what is otherwise perfectly innocent industrial garbage?!

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