The cool art of vintage phone booths

Old phone booths don’t die, they become modern art or a changing room
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Once ubiquitous to almost any street corner, cell phones have largely rendered phone booths to history’s scrap heap. But people are doping some interesting things with the telephone booths that remain. In Brazil for example, they encourage artists to paint the systems with wild colors. In England there’s a company that turns the old red boxes into all manner of items – including a shower stall. New York City recently made a bunch of telephone booths into Wi-Fi hotspots. Take a look at some of the cooler colors of the telephone booth.

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