Mumbai based Taxi Fabric led by Sanket Avlani, is an unique art project that has brought together a group of designers who have been upholstering and beautifying Mumbai’s taxi’s and auto rickshaws with kitsch designs.
This completely transforms the experience of travelling by cab. As you start to notice the vibrant interiors and the detailed designing, it almost feels like you are travelling in a moving art gallery. Since the cabs are worked on by different designers no two cabs have the same designs. The Taxi Fabric team coordinates with the designer but ultimately it’s the designers final design. The designs then go to a printing centre in Lalbaug and fitters in Khar.
Taxi Fabric seem to have killed two birds with one stone, on one hand the taxis are looking vibrant and colourful and on the other hand the upcoming budding artists get exposure for their works. Each vehicle carries the name and contact details of the artist. There are many taxi drivers that have approached the organization to make over their cabs. So far they have made over 26 taxis each having its own story and theme.
Coldplay’s recent video inspired by India has Chris Martin riding one of these colourful taxis.
So Mumbaikars, look out for these moving art galleries and hop into one as soon as you spy one on the road.
[ Via : Designboom ]