Horn Please is a Series of Music Boxes Inspired by Indian Roads

 - Jun 10, 2013
References: shantanusuman & designworklife
Inspired by Indian culture and infamous driving conditions, artist Shantanu Suman created an installation of music boxes with the words "horn please" printed on them in various artistic fonts.

These ornate boxes emulate the signs seen on the backs on trucks that warn drivers behind them to honk their horns before passing, one of the reasons beeping sounds are practically synonymous with traffic in India. On each musical chest, four buttons are integrated into the design, inviting viewers to interact with the installation and press to hear different truck horn noises.

The cultural inspirations behind the music boxes in the Horn Please installation by Shantanu Suman make for an interesting exhibit that engages viewers who want to experience a taste of India.