Public phone booths can have the strangest designs, as these below prove. Here are 29 weirdest public telephones ever. Some look really great, like the ice phone booth from Aliaska or the one completely covered in knitting, while others are rather peculiar. It would be great if there were these unique phone booths all over the world in all cities instead of the boring old ones.
1. Shark Phone Booths
If you somehow end up in Russia you’ll probably stumble upon some of these shark booths. Artist Renald from Petrozavodsk thought it would be interesting to replace regular phone booths with these. I agree. it’s great!
2. Swedish Rikstelefon
Honestly, I can’t see the connection between Sweden and Chinese rickshas, but it looks awesome. I wonder how is it that these booths didn’t pan out.
3. Knitted Telephone Booth
This unique phone booth that is completely covered in knitting can be seen in London. Unfortunately, we don’t know who is the artist or where did (s)he get the idea for this creative phone booth design, but it’s really colorful and lively. It would surely brighten up any grey concrete city.
4. Ice Phone Booth
Ice phone booth looks really cool, literally as well. The only problem is that we can’t have anything like this in the continental areas during the summer.
5. Creative Japanese Phone Booth
Really stylish, well done Japan!
6. Mobile Phone Booth on Bicycle
This looks really profitable. I hope the phone-rider stops with pedaling while you’re talking, because I really can’t speak when I run.
7. Hello Kitty Phone Booth
This is really cute phone booth, and I’m assuming it’s coming from Japan as well.
8. Modern Phone Booth in Italy
Italy started its modernization by making the phone booths more “in” and “chic”.
9. Antique Phone Booth
What would Doctor Who give for this booth?
10. Yellow Monkey Phone Booth
Sorry, but looks simply retarded. Does it have a yellow banana shaped headphone?
11. Fun Booth
Apparently, you can find this in Toronto. It is a relics from a time when a “text” was a book and a “mobile phone” meant one with a really long cord.
12. Homer Simpson Phone Booth
Watch out! He’ll eat you up while you’re speaking.
13. Phone Booth in Salvador, Brazil
Cute… Even the phone booths in Brazil are in accordance with the spirit of carnival.
14. Chicken Phone Booth
This makes no sense! Why is it blue? Is it a chicken or a smurf?
15. Funny Phone Booth in Jeju, Korea
It’s an Asian thing…
16. Zurich Phone Booth
Well done Zurich… Making us all feel like two hundred years behind you, considering that this picture was probably taken sometime during the 90s.
17. Globe Phone Booth
I’m guessing – Japan, again…
18. Egg Shaped Phone Booth
I’ve would have said “dumb”, but still, the girl in the picture seems cute.
19. Banksy’s Murdered Phone Booth
Here is one piece of work done by the world wide well-known and somewhat notorious artist, Banksy – the Banksy’s phone booth. I’m pretty sure he was inspired by all those low budget crime movies in which the murder takes place in some public phone.
20. Cell Phone Booth
This is my absolute favorite! This would come in really handy for all those people that have that nasty habit of speaking too loud in a public places or in transportation. Also, it would be rather useful for the numerous love birds that need to express their affections in the same places.
21. Portable Comet Phone Booth
Some guys hacked an old hair dryer into a portable phone booth called “Comet Phone Booth”.
22. True British Phone Booth
This adorable phone booth designed in the shape of a tea pot (or is it the other way around – a little tea pot in the shape of a phone booth) simply screams Britain. It even has a small crown on the top as a symbol of the royal family. It doesn’t get more British than this.
23. Japanese Phone Booth
It would be really great to talk inside of a phone booth designed like a cute glass owl. She would take care of what you say and make sure everything that comes out of your mouth is pure wisdom.
24. Parrot Phone Booth
This huge blue parrot will remind you not to parrot in your conversations.
25. Traditional Chinese Gate Phone Booth
You’ll get in touch with the vast and rich Chinese tradition by using this unique phone booth shaped like a traditional Chinese gate.
26. Fruit Shaped Phone Booth
27. Aquarium Phone Booth
28. Squirrel Phone Booth
Actually, I’m not really sure if this is a squirrel or not, because I can’t see if it has tail, but anyhow, I’m guessing it is located in some National Park, Zoo or something like that.
29. Phone Booth on Boat
And at last we have another mobile phone booth located on a boat this time. It looks rather useful, like some sort of radio connection.
Written by: Sanela Todjeras
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