Jun 26, 2013

Watch murals change spaces

by: RJ Rushmore

Mural Arts Philadelphia (typically) takes empty walls and reinvigorates them with artwork, bringing the location to life. This morning I made a few animated gifs to show just how much a mural can add to a space.

For Philly Painting, Dutch artists Haas & Hahn (Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn) transformed a section of Germantown Ave in North Philadelphia:

Legendary, a mural by Amber Art & Design featuring Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, depicts the GRAMMY® Award winning band The Roots. It is located at Broad and South Streets on the World Communications Charter School:

For Personal Renaissance mural, artist James Burns worked with clients at JEVS Human Services (where the mural is located) to transform the blank wall into an illustration of the path to recovery from addiction:

This sign at Henssler Locksmith is the first restoration in the Ghost Sign Project, a collaboration between Mural Arts and Temple’s Tyler School of Art to restore faded handpainted signs around Philadelphia:

Photos by Steve Weinik

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