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Dublin Artist Transforms a Traffic Box Into a Giant Retro Mixtape

In The Company of Huskies' Gavin Feiritéar creates the innovative artwork as part of the Dublin Canvas project

Dublin Artist Transforms a Traffic Box Into a Giant Retro Mixtape

Dublin designer Gavin Feiritéar of creative agency In The Company of Huskies has transformed a traffic-light control box into a giant cassette mixtape as part of the Dublin Canvas project. The artwork can be found on the corner of Wexford Street and Kevin Street, a stone’s throw from the iconic Whelan's music venue in Dublin. 

Included on the back of the cassette is a selection of songs by Irish musicians which was inspired by the city itself.

The playlist features contemporary Irish artists like Lankum, Fontaines D.C., The Gloaming, Loah, Strabe and Caleb Kunle, along with sounds from Dublin icons Phil Lynott, U2 and Brendan Behan.

“I wanted to make a mixtape that passers-by could listen to and take away to enjoy for themselves. The playlist has been made available on Spotify so that anyone who visits the artwork can plug in their headphones straight away and walk the streets with a soundtrack inspired by the city itself,” said Feiritéar.

You can listen to the playlist on Spotify here:


Established in 2015, Dublin Canvas is an inclusive public art project that invites local artists to brighten up the city by painting street boxes around the city. With some 350 boxes dotted around Dublin’s four main councils, the community art project is “intended to bring flashes of colour and creativity to everyday objects in the greater County Dublin area. Less grey, more play. The project takes previously unused public space and transforms it into canvases to help brighten up each area. Making Dublin a more beautiful place to live, work and visit.”