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Eye On Design: Pimp My Piragua By Miguel Luciano

pimp my piragua photo by gail worley
Story and All Photos By Gail

Pimp My Piragua is a mobile public art project that commemorates the innovations of Latinx street vendors, transforming a traditional pushcart for selling shaved ice (piraguas) into a hyper-customized tricycle pushcart.
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Pink Thing of The Day: Hot Pink Custom Tricycle By Mister Cartoon

Pink Tricycle
Photo By Gail

Los Angeles native Mister Cartoon employs modern technology in crafting a car-part time machine, reflecting the entire history of America’s love for the automobile. The lifelong car enthusiast began his career as a graffiti artist before branching into murals, album covers, logos and, perhaps most famously, tattoos. Just as his sculptures give a nod back to a time of zoot suits and lowriders cruising to a soundtrack of Motown and soul ballads, Cartoon’s richly detailed, had rendered designs, such as this meticulous hand-painted Pink Tricycle, pull much of their inspiration from the Los Angeles of the artist’s youth.

Photographed as Part of Beyond The Streets in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.