Beautifying Cincinnati's traffic boxes, one neighborhood at a time!
In partnership with 3CDC, the Arts team created an exciting project entitled Outside the Box. The project 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. For the initial boxes, the Arts team sourced ideas from those who live and work in the area as to the types of iconic imagery they would like to see integrated into the wallpaper patterns.