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'Crate Man' Takes Over the Streets of Melbourne

 - Sep 11, 2009   Updated: Jun 14 2011
References: psfk & gearfuse
Project 'Crate Man' has officially taken over the streets of Melbourne, Australia. The street art, which is made from used milk cartons, is covering fences, buildings, rooftops, and hillsides.

Although the creator of 'Crate Man' is still unknown, the towering figure has popped up around Melbourne since 2006. The milk crate monsters are carefully positioned so that they are in viewing distance from freeways and railway lines.

Implications - Street artists are becoming as legitimate as professional ones. Consumers are becoming more open to the types of art they accept; pieces in galleries are no longer the only acceptable form. Some audiences enjoy looking at street art more than works officially exhibited because it creates a sense of closeness to the artist. Designers could achieve this sense of authenticity by incorporating more casual elements into their pieces.