What a crate idea
February 1, 2009 6:52 PM   Subscribe

For the last few years across Melbourne a mysterious, box like man has been appearing. He is known as crate man. He has appeared sitting atop factories, climbing into the city, on cranes, in the city and again, taking a smoke, being crucified, on factories, climbing around and occasionally just having a hard time. Currently he is just hanging out in Yarraville having a brew Via Melbourne in photos and The Wooster collective
posted by sien (22 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Just for fun, let's have some unassuming Aussie bring Crate Man to Logan Airport in Boston.
posted by Xurando at 6:54 PM on February 1, 2009 [2 favorites]

More photos from faecesbook.
posted by sien at 7:05 PM on February 1, 2009

Just by way of comparison: have the appearances of Crate Man sparked terrorism panics?

Because if not, that would be more evidence that we suck.
posted by Joe Beese at 7:09 PM on February 1, 2009

Thanks, this is a crate post!
posted by SteveTheRed at 7:10 PM on February 1, 2009 [3 favorites]

For sure, if I were planning a terrorist attack (I might be, or perhaps I'm not) I would DEFINATELY need upwards of 38 magnetic signs depicting cartoon characters to.... um.... um...
posted by mattoxic at 7:18 PM on February 1, 2009

More photos from faecesbook.

I see what you did there.
posted by dead cousin ted at 7:22 PM on February 1, 2009

Crateman doesn't flash menacingly. Street art + electronics = DANGER!

I blame the decline of vinyl for the incline of this creative re-use of crates.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:25 PM on February 1, 2009

On the way to build another one.
posted by netbros at 7:35 PM on February 1, 2009

Goddamn illegal immigrants!
posted by jamstigator at 7:36 PM on February 1, 2009

Is that an Afro hair style for the smoking one? Damn!
posted by zouhair at 7:53 PM on February 1, 2009

Crateman seems to get an erection when he's near barbed wire. Even box people have their kinks.

in case that second example won't resolve as a direct link, it's currently the first photo on this page.
posted by taz at 7:56 PM on February 1, 2009

zouhair, I thought it was maybe a cowboy hat... like a Marlborough man kind of thing.
posted by taz at 7:57 PM on February 1, 2009

I ahd no idea - I'd only seen smoking crate man (in kensington, visible from the train) and assumed it was a once-off.

Thanks sien.
posted by wilful at 10:45 PM on February 1, 2009

a mysterious, box like man

You mean plastic crates?
posted by davebush at 10:48 PM on February 1, 2009

Oh! I saw Crate Man when I was on the train coming back from Geelong to Melbourne a few months ago. Totally made my train trip! I didn't realise he was in a few places.
posted by t0astie at 11:26 PM on February 1, 2009

this is ace.

saw these near work ages ago and wanted to take some pics but some bastard took them down before I could :|
posted by prettypretty at 12:42 AM on February 2, 2009

Wow. The creator(s) appear to really be quite prolific. I'd amazed they've managed to get away with doing this anonymously so long and so frequently. Wow.
posted by goshling at 4:31 AM on February 2, 2009

The Box Man, an adaptation from Kobo Abe's wonderful novella.
posted by cytherea at 4:34 AM on February 2, 2009

I feel comforted by Crate Man and wish he could come to my village.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 8:59 AM on February 2, 2009

Crateman is on the move and has been spotted in Canberra
posted by girlgenius at 8:42 PM on February 10, 2009

There is a crateman site that somehow I missed. It has a few more photos and links.
posted by sien at 3:32 PM on February 12, 2009

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