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Walls with Paint: Sockets

In 'Walls with Paint' Eindhoven local, photographer, and art fan Lukedaduke shares the story behind a special street art project in Eindhoven. This month: the random sockets throughout the city.

The municipality of Eindhoven has embraced street art and graffiti to protect its street furniture and tunnels against posters … and unwanted graffiti and street art.

We've already discussed several examples in a previous column, such as the Tunnel Vision project and the painted traffic light control boxes.

For a couple of months, you can also find painted electricity sockets on power distribution boxes. They're all by Dutch artist Muugeherder.

This playful graffiti puts a smile on your face

Muugeherder is a self-taught artist and looks for inspiration in his hobbies, like skateboarding and snowboarding. His background in environmental engineering is a source of inspiration as well.

The sockets on the power distribution boxes are worth a smile, but they’re also a symbol for new energy or an impulse, something the city of Eindhoven can relate to.

Some of the distribution boxes are easy to find; others will lead you to unknown parts of the city. Have fun!