Throughout 2016 I frequented trainyards around the midwest exploring the array of graphic markings found on tank and boxcars. I'm fascinated by these seemingly arbitrary codes. Because of their utilitarian nature, these graphic markings are often overlooked, defaced, hand-rendered and left to oxidize in really beautiful ways. This project captures these colors, textures and typography.

This November, I am sharing this collection at the Spyhouse Coffee Shop on Nicollet & 25th. You can also view the images online at http://www.nathanstrandberg.com.