Gallery: Art-O-Mat: Vintage Cigarette Vending Machines Recycled to Disp...

Cigarette vending machines used to be a very popular way to dispense tobacco products, especially in bars and restaurants. But too many little kiddies figured out they too could coax cancer sticks from these machines, so now they're illegal except in very specific, over-21 situations. This left thousands of establishments with bulky vending machines they could no longer use. Fortunately, a clever artist out in North Carolina  had a vision for these former health hazards. Clark Whittington of North Carolina-based Artists in Cellophane turns vintage cigarette vending machines into miniature art galleries, bringing original works of art to the masses at the pull of a lever.

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1 Comment

  1. Marie Maestas September 27, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Very resourceful. People just love works of art especially when it was created during their generation. This is a way of preserving art for ages. Different generations of art from over hundreds of different artists combined in a various vending machines.

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