Hug, The

The Hug 

Artist:  Romero Britto

Title:  "The Hug"

Medium:  Bus Wrap

Size:  9' x 10' x 40'

Year Installed:  2006

*Previous Location:  Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport -Rental Car Facility

*Please Note:  Bus Wraps are temporary artworks and only on view for a specific amount of time.  "The Hug" bus wrap is no longer on view, Click here to see current bus wrap.



The completion of the Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility has initiated a new shuttle system to transfer passengers from the Terminals to the RAC facility and vice a versa. The initial fleet will consist of 27 standard 40-ft long low floor buses which will be circulating around the entire Terminal Perimeter on both the Arrival and Departure Levels. Pickup and drop-off areas will be identified at each Terminal and level.

The intent of this project is to provide visitors using this shuttle with a colorful and cheerful image that welcome them to our South Florida community. The designs shall be reflective of our unique environment and diverse culture and focus on the qualities of our County as a major travel destination.

This public art project will be categorized as a temporary artwork that will serve as a viable artistic outlet for local and highly talented artists with limited public art experience. The project aims to engage the general public through the application of hi-tech graphic design media.


Artwork Images

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The Hug, colorful bus wrap of male with arms outstretched.The Hug, colorful bus wrap of male with arms outstretched.