New East Digital Archive

Take a ride in a St Petersburg street art taxi

8 June 2017

Russian taxi company Yandex.Taxi has launched a series of cabs adorned with street art-style decoration in St Petersburg.

The designs, which come from well known graffiti artists and amateurs alike, were selected through a contest organised by Yandex.Taxi in collaboration with the St Petersburg Street Art Museum.

12 winning designs were chosen based on their originality and the extent to which they fit seamlessly with the urban environment.

Moscow street art group Varenye took home the top prize of 100,000 rubles ($1,750) for their entry Map of an abstract metropolis.

Find out more on Yandex.taxiā€™s site dedicated for the project (in Russian).

Source: Afisha (in Russian)