Mentalgassi is a Berlin-based art collective consisting of three coremembers who set out to do surprising and beautiful things to common urban objects. Using wheat-pastes and vivid photographic images, the group transforms street signs, recycling bins and ticket-validating machines into humorous and emotion-evoking element to city staples. Their inspiration comes from each other, constantly feeding off each other. “We come up with ideas together,” Mentalgassi explains. “One of us has a spark and as a group we continue to develop it.” And the result: street art that opens your eyes. “It’s completely our own thing. We do things as we want to.