Thursday, 8:11am
29 March 2012

A lick of paint.

The coach as canvas – finding beauty on the backs (and sides) of buses

Taylor Holland’s small, perfect-bound paperback EuroBus turns the oft-ignored coach paint job into a work of art.

Taken while on bicycle commutes in Paris, Holland’s close-cropped photographs omit most of the buses’ utilitarian details, drawing the eye to their (sometimes gaudy, often striking) paintwork.

The book is ‘dedicated to the anonymous designers of European tour bus graphics, who have embraced an underappreciated art space and made it their own.’

EuroBus is published by Matmos Press.

Eye is the world’s most beautiful and collectable graphic design journal, published quarterly for professional designers, students and anyone interested in critical, informed writing about graphic design and visual culture. It’s available from all good design bookshops and online at the Eye shop, where you can buy subscriptions and single issues. Eye 82 is on its way to subscribers and bookstores worldwide.

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