LA’s Shopping Carts, Reclaimed

Considering Shawn’s history and peculiar interest in abandoned shopping carts (he is known as discarted), this project is one we can definitely appreciate. Visual designer Ramon Coronado created the Mercado Negro (“black market”) collection with the purpose of reclaiming an everyday object and giving it another purpose. Coronado also says it’s a comment on the shortage of recreational spaces in LA. He explains:

Shopping carts exist everywhere and anywhere throughout the city of LA and include themselves as part of LA’s landscape. A shopping cart says a lot about a city. Seeing one on every block adds attention to the poverty and that there is no control of private property.

Read more about Mercado Negro here.

And, hey, why don’t you join the discarted group on Flickr while you’re at it?

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