urbancanvas design competition set to beautify city construction sites

Mauricio Lopez's winning design "Color Mesh"

New York City will soon replace the blank screens that drape construction sites on city-owned property – including fences, sidewalk sheds, supported scaffolds and cocoon systems – with artist-designed screens.

According to the urbancanvas Design Competition website, the project is “a unique opportunity to challenge professional artists and designers to create printed artwork for temporary protective structures at construction sites to beautify New York City’s streetscape and promote maintenance of these structures.”

The winning designs were selected by a public online vote as well as an jury of world-renowned artists, designers, and civic leaders.  Mayor Bloomberg recently announced the winners, which can be seen here.

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