The Art of Shipping Containers

Shipping Containers at Wynwood Walls, Miami

Shipping Containers are ugly metal boxes, perfectly designed for transporting cargo across oceans. They can be secured, stacked, loaded on multi modal transport and even refrigerated, but pretty they ain’t.

So when you see shipping containers incorporated into an artwork they take on a new dimension. Wynwood Walls in Miami, Florida is home to some of the best graffiti art anywhere, painted on the side of the many warehouses. Tourists flock to see the artwork that has been produced by artists from around the world and visit the trendy cafes. The whole area has been regenerated and there is another great artwork waiting around the next corner.

There is an area in the Wynwood Walls Garden where 5 stacked shipping containers form an artwork by Pichi & Avo from Valencia, Spain. It could change the way we look at shipping containers.