Vinyl Art Wraps

In 2012, Hyattsville CDC worked with the Route 1 Ride Collaborative to commission a Bus Wrap on The Bus Route 17. This commission brought together multiple sponsors to redress a public utility, in this case, the Route 17 route, as a branded thematic, mural-on-wheels in order to embolden, stimulate, and unify the communities along US Route 1 in Prince George's County.

In 2017, Hyattsville CDC continued this formula with Prince George's County partners to dress 11 traffic utility boxes vulnerable to graffiti and vandalism. This was the first traffic utility box project in Prince George's County.

Riding on the success of the 2017 project, Hyattsville CDC put forth a 2018 call to artists for more of these artistically wrapped boxes.  This added 26 new location throughout the county and the State of Maryland through the cooperation of the State Highway Administration (SHA).  The 2018 project provides for significant expansion of the project, adding 26 more locations in the county and the State of Maryland. Learn more by clicking each photograph below.

Traffic Box Art Wraps 2017

HyCDC and its partners utilized a public art application to address community blight and enhance the visual landscape. Artist designs were printed on vinyl and wrapped around 11 traffic box cabinets in Prince George’s County, focusing on boxes located in the county’s T.N.I. (Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative) communities.

Route 1 Ride Bus Wrap 2012

The Route 1 Ride Collaborative announced its winning bus wrap design in 2012 by artist, Jennifer Axner. The Collaborative chose to crowdsource the bus wrap design to increase ridership and awareness of the Route 1 Ride as a way to get around while enjoying the unique charms of visiting, living, working, and playing in the Route 1 Corridor. Three final designs were selected by a jury comprised of Route 1 Corridor County and Municipal representatives.