raul lemesoff turns a ford falcon into a tank-shaped traveling library
raul lemesoff turns a ford falcon into a tank-shaped traveling library
mar 04, 2015
raul lemesoff turns a ford falcon into a tank-shaped traveling library


raul lemesoff turns a ford falcon into a tank-shaped traveling library
all images courtesy of 7UP

 

 

 

in celebration of world book day on 5th march, 7UP has teamed up with buenos aires-based artist raul lemesoff in the creation of ‘weapons of mass instruction’, a traveling library that tours argentina in the shape of a tank. the ongoing project, which lemesoff has built upon throughout the last few years, sees a 1979 ford falcon transform into a military-style vehicle, with a rotating upper chamber and pseudo-barrel. although the tank may look militant, it has a very serious function of peace — lemesoff tours through argentina’s urban centers and rural communities, offering free books to anyone interested. around 900 books fit on the car’s built-in shelves, with a varied collection of poetry, novels and biographies.

 

the creative collaboration with 7UP is in continuation of their ‘feels good to be you’ campaign, which seeks to celebrate originality, wit, and unmistakable authenticity. take a look at the video below to watch the eccentric artist build his mobile machine in the studio, then hit the streets to — literally — spread the word.

 

 


7UP celebrates #FeelsGoodToBeYou campaign with raul lemesoff’s ‘weapons of mass instruction’

raul lemesoff traveling library weapons of mass instruction
the artist hands out books to passersby

raul lemesoff traveling library weapons of mass instruction
members of the community take books from the built-in shelves

raul lemesoff traveling library weapons of mass instruction
lemesoff tours through argentina in his traveling library

raul lemesoff traveling library weapons of mass instruction raul lemesoff traveling library weapons of mass instruction
the reconfigured car drives through the streets and urban centers

raul lemesoff traveling library weapons of mass instruction raul lemesoff traveling library weapons of mass instruction
nearly 900 books fit in the compartments

raul lemesoff traveling library weapons of mass instruction

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