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September 18, 2007 9:38 PM   Subscribe

Sewer openings turned into street art by São Paolo duo 6emeia. [via FunForever]
posted by mediareport (17 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
That's pretty dang cool.
posted by philomathoholic at 9:48 PM on September 18, 2007


Those sewers look more inviting than my apartment.
posted by Poolio at 9:59 PM on September 18, 2007


The triumph of whimsy! Very nice.

For a moment there, I thought this post would be about manhole covers, which would bring up the inevitable discussion of why manhole covers are round. Some clever person would answer that they are round because that shape won't fall into the manhole. But then some other clever person would point out that there are other curves of constant width that would fulfill the same criterion, most notably Reuleaux polygons, such as the eleven sided Canadian dollar or "Loonie". An allusion to Martin Gardner would occur. But then someone would post a link to a website that trumps them all, a real world study that shows that many service entrance covers are not round at all, and come in a variety of prosaic rectangles, triangles, and ovals...
posted by Tube at 9:59 PM on September 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


For a moment there, I thought this post would be about manhole covers...

I'm glad that didn't happen. ;)
posted by Poolio at 10:01 PM on September 18, 2007


My community recently sponsored a program where the kids painted graphics on the sewer drains to discourage littering and chemical-pollution. While their efforts were very creative, I wish they'd had these pictures as inspiration.
posted by amyms at 10:07 PM on September 18, 2007


Love, love, love street art. Thanks for pointing this out.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 10:11 PM on September 18, 2007


The cigarette one is especially clever. Very cool.
posted by tepidmonkey at 10:25 PM on September 18, 2007


6emeia is cre8ive. Thanks, mediareport.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:39 PM on September 18, 2007


Best Flickr set as MeFi post I've seen yet. Thanks.
posted by Ufez Jones at 10:45 PM on September 18, 2007


Unfortunately Flickr is blocked at work, but I appriciate Tube's succint summary of the whole manhole cover discussion. Bookmarked for future reference! :)
posted by Harald74 at 11:49 PM on September 18, 2007


Much better than the goatse I was a-fearin'.
posted by From Bklyn at 1:44 AM on September 19, 2007


Although, I should point out that in Tokyo the manhole covers are decorative. They feature bias relief imagery of various stuff, mostly plants and birds.

Though I think the images here are cooler.
posted by sotonohito at 3:34 AM on September 19, 2007


You would get arrested for doing that in the US. What a shame.
posted by wsg at 8:16 AM on September 19, 2007


very cool
posted by rottytooth at 8:56 AM on September 19, 2007


Those are cool, creative, and fun.

Though to be pedantic, I believe those are storm drains. Of course, having never been to Brazil, perhaps that's how they do sewers.
posted by Eekacat at 3:03 PM on September 19, 2007


Just to further Eekacat's pedantic antics, it's not Sao Paolo, it's São Paulo.
posted by msali at 3:16 PM on September 19, 2007


Oops. But they're still pretty cool pieces of street art.
posted by mediareport at 7:43 PM on September 19, 2007


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