Magic Boxes: Disappearing Street Art

  • You know the old cliche “stop and smell the roses”. How about “stop and look at the boxes”? If you can find them! American urban hacktivist Cayetano Ferrer is a magician of sorts, transforming ordinary urban objects — usually boxes and signs — into feats of magic. Using stickers printed with high-quality photographs, Ferrer creates an illusion of transparency.

    This street art succeeds in getting a double take from us. More importantly, it gets us to pause for a moment, break from the routine, and take a closer look at our urban environment. Perhaps, get us to be more observant, vigilant, thoughtful?

    Ferrer’s been working his magic for several years and has amassed quite a collection of invisible objects. Check them out here!