Treats in the Streets: This Artist Transforms Ugly Potholes Into Gorgeous Ice Cream Mosaics

May 30, 2015

Potholes are hideous, but ice cream is magical and takes us right back to all those summers we spent chasing down Mister Softee. At least that’s the logic Chicago-based artist Jim Bachor employed when he started creating beautiful, elaborate mosaics to cover the unsightly potholes in the streets near his Northwest Chicago neighborhood. Two years after patching up his first pothole, Bachor’s making awe-inspiring mosaics of Bomb Pops, Creamsicles, and twin pops. Intrigued—and hopeful that maybe he could cover some of the pesky potholes we encounter—we spoke to Bachor about how he got his start and dodges car traffic to…