Beautifying Cincinnati's traffic boxes, one neighborhood at a time!
Outside The Box aims to take the most blighted traffic boxes along major thoroughfares and transform them with vinyl wallpaper wraps that depict imagery representative of that Neighborhood. The goals are to use color and iconic neighborhood imagery to create a more vibrant and beautiful pedestrian experience, celebrate community pride, and install visual wayfinding along major thoroughfares. 21 boxes made up the pilot project in Cincinnati's Downtown, and the Arts team created 5 designs with themes like Cincinnati architecture, famous athletes, and flora & fauna. We are currently working on designs for our OTR expansion, coming fall 2023!
Our Arts team is happy to share downloadable desktop wallpapers of our first 5 traffic box designs!
Please do not reproduce without permission from KCB, but feel free to share with credit. All inquiries about our patterns can go to Katie@Keepcincinnatibeautiful.org.
An Arts & Crafts inspired pattern featuring iconic Cincinnati plants & animals: Lazarus lizards creep up the side of hop vines and wheat, and flying pigs hang out with stately Bockfest goats.
A Toile-inspired look at Cincinnati’s water features: The B&B Riverboat, Fountain Square, Roebling Bridge, Smale Park, and the smaller inhabitants of the Ohio River are all found floating in this toile pattern.
A damask pattern featuring a variety of Cincinnati athletes: Johnny Bench, Joe Burrow, Ezzard Charles, Rose Lavelle, Joe Morgan, Anthony Muñoz, Oscar Robertson, Mr. Redlegs, and Mary Wineberg.
A Kaleidoscopic compression of Cincinnati’s modes of transportation: Small sedans and big cargo vans maneuver around Bockfest floats and orange cones in this dazzlingly intricate design.
A Pop Art inspired offset grid pattern depicting iconic Downtown buildings: Carew Tower, City Hall, Great American Tower, P&G, PNC Tower, Scripps Center, The Contemporary Arts Center, Issac Wise Temple, St. Peter in Chains, Taft Museum, and The Freedom Center.