The bright yellow newspaper boxes recently installed on New York streets might not strike you as unusual: at first glance, they’re apparently emblazoned with the words “New York Post”, the name of the city’s daily tabloid newspaper.
But look a little closer, and you’ll see that a sneaky “com” has been inserted between the final and penultimate words.
The boxes are the work of designer Debbie Ullman, and the name is both a pun on a popular newspaper brand and a description: the bins are for making compost.
The boxes are placed near community gardens, and Ullman hopes that passersby will drop food waste into them as they pass; this will then be collected, and taken to be composted elsewhere. Their sides are decorated with mock front pages, splashing on “HERBAN DECAY!”.: