For those who understand or are passionate about contemporary art, it is impossible not to notice the increasingly widespread phenomenon of street art, which most of the time not only gives a touch of color and energy to urban developments. , but rehabilitates areas or neighborhoods with a high population density which, without the talent of street artists, would have fallen into absolute decrepitude.

The talented and creative  Tom Bob from New York is also making a name for himself with his street art, which brings some parts of the Big Apple back to life. From streetlights to manholes, everything becomes more colorful and more “alive” with Tom Bob.

#1. It used to be concrete, now it looks like the cover of the new Beatles record

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#2. These anonymous gas meters have become extravagant and colorful lobsters which give an extra touch of vitality to the neighborhood

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#3.You never imagined that this anonymous wall could turn into a nice man brushing his teeth …

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#4. Before, it was a red wall with a small window, now this window has become a cage for a beautiful bird!

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#5. A pipe like all the others, as we see every day, which turns into the trunk of a friendly elephant

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#6. And what about this snake that magically crawls through the urban fabric with grace and color?

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#7. Even in the grayness of the urban fabric, we can find the time and especially the space to open the secrets of the heart …

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#8. Stacked trash cans can be transformed and become tools for playing pool …

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#9. Even in everyday simplicity, one can find a touch of poetry in the play of shadows and chiaroscuro of the sun and the asphalt …

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#10. Watch out for this “open” manhole cover: a very dangerous alligator comes out!

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#11. And speaking of the reddish lobsters from before, next to this creation, we find our dear Popeye!

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#12. Here too, a manhole can be transformed with a little imagination in reference to the famous video game Pac-Man

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#12. The roofs of these suburban buildings become the scene of a romantic kiss between two colorful whales

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#13. Can you now clearly see a rather … shocked human face?

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#14. Among the other colorful animals that you could find in the urban fabric thanks to the work of Tom Bob, there is also a funny octopus …

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#15. Another anonymous manhole cover, another funny story that can be created: here Tom Bob brought a giant Oreo to life!

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#16. It looks like the effect of the chiaroscuro of the rays of the sun on the asphalt, but in reality all this is the result of the (very poetic) work of Tom

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#17. Another anonymous pipe becomes a charming and colorful snake that does not scare, but encourages passers-by.

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#18. No trash can ever really be a trash can for Tom Bob!

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#19. Just like no manhole cover will ever be a manhole cover for Tom Bob, that’s for sure!

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New York City has now become a little more colorful and imaginative thanks to the extraordinary works of Tom Bob!

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