waiting for the baltimore bus inside a giant typographic sculpture
all images courtesy mmmm…
situated in heart of baltimore, spanish artist collective mmmm… creates a 14 foot tall permanent public art project and bus stop that includes three large sculptures forming the letters BUS. developed as part of the initiative transit, the typographic installation becomes a communal space and meeting area for social dialogue and interaction. measuring just over 7 feet wide, the urban furniture set-up is constructed primarily with wood and metal – the planks of timber are screwed onto steel structure, designed to support excess weight and simultaneously prevent vandalism.
each letter allows passengers to assume different sitting or standing postures while waiting for the bus
the S allows passengers to lie back while they wait, and the B provides handicap-accessible shelter
the letters are large enough to accommodate 2-4 people, protecting them in poor weather and on sunny days
specific geometric dimensions were used to maximize functionality for each letter
the project was developed in conjunction with the creative alliance and southeast community development corporation, baltimore office of promotion and the arts, the european union national institutes for culture (EUNIC), and spain arts & culture.
original BUS sketch