We’ve been seeing a lot of art in, on, or related to phone booths recently. It makes sense — with cell phones, the structures are on the fast track to being completely obsolete, and being a rather large and awkward, they might as well be used to an artistic end. With that in mind, we’ve put together a brief survey of some of our favorite works of phone booth art from around the world. Some are functional, some are purely artistic, but all of them are interesting odes to an outdated but iconic mode of public communication. Click through to check out some weird and beautiful phone booths, and let us know if we missed any cool ones in your town in the comments.
The Japanese art collective known as Kingyobu (‘goldfish club’), made up largely of students from Kyoto University of Art and Design, has been installing these goldfish phone booth aquariums called Gold Tele, throughout Osaka, Japan as part of the city’s Canvas Project art festival. [via Laughing Squid]