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    Welcome to I-con, 1st International Container Art Exhibition

    The ISO container was one of the important innovations in 20th century logistics. It enabled efficient and cheaper containment and distribution of products by land, sea and the sky for the global mass consumption. Almost every manufactured product humans consume spends some time in a container. 18 million total containers make over 200 million trips per year around the world. Some 10,000 containers are lost at sea each year.

    Having its origins in the late 1780s, containers have been beside shipping used as structural element for unlimited purposes. They range from Africa, military training facility, schools, homes, stores, abstract art, labs, clinics, studios, data centres to clandestine cannabis gardens.

    The Box, a BBC project is following a container around the world for a year to tell stories of globalisation and the world economy.

    Here at I-con we want you to follow the containers telling the story of their quest for a way to positively change the lives of all with only one container, so the others can be set free.

    tommatsch (New Gallerys"Noisy & EOS"), and 75 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Kevin Theron 61 months ago | reply

      Save the container ...

      Some 10,000 containers are lost at sea each year.

      So who saves the ocean floor????

      -Voted "deleted9" (by the DEL*ETE ME! Uncensored Grou)

    2. daveish182 61 months ago | reply

      i'm more yes than no


    3. jonaspeterson 61 months ago | reply


      -Voted "deleted10" (by the DEL*ETE ME! Uncensored Grou)

    4. Chiapetta [deleted] 61 months ago | reply

    5. novopix 53 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a new group called Smartesque: Homage to Jeffrey Smart, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    6. busmaneaston 48 months ago | reply

      i like this photo alo ti like the shipping conatiners i think is a very nice shot

    7. Darwin Bell 44 months ago | reply

      really well composed image!
      Seen in:
      Flickr Walkabout
      FLOOR primus

    8. invisible consequential 39 months ago | reply

      Excellent. I used this to symbolize an article on how "Globalization Is Over." www.policyinnovations.org/ideas/commentary/data/000208

    9. greystation 38 months ago | reply

      Here is how the lock looks on these containers :P

    10. losy 37 months ago | reply

      time for Floor secundo :-)

    11. Wolf Biege 36 months ago | reply

      blue botton, blue top

    12. ilovetorontohh 36 months ago | reply

      Great shot! I used it on my Toronto real estate blog. Thanks!

    13. Lightmash 35 months ago | reply

      Thanks and happy to read that the photo has been useful for you.

    14. yacht_boy 16 months ago | reply

      thanks for using a CC license! I snagged this for a noncommercial powerpoint

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