Monday, January 11, 2010

Philly Loves You

Quite possibly the most amazing public arts project I've ever seen. It's a rarity that individuals "get" good art and typography it's a whole other thing when a city gets it. I am in awe.

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and Philadelphia native, New York-based artist Stephen Powers have collaborated to create Love Letter, a public art project consisting of a series of 50 rooftop murals from 45th to 63rd streets along the Market Street corridor.

The murals, which are best viewed from the Market-Frankford elevated transit line, collectively express a love letter from a guy to a girl, from an artist to his hometown, and from local residents to their West Philadelphia neighborhood.

Love Letter, which will be documented in two books, a film, and a gallery exhibition, speaks to all those who have loved and for those who long for a way to express that love to the world around them.

a million thank you's to pixels and arrowsfor turning me on to it. I have hope for my fair little city!

1 comment:

pixels&arrows said...

a million thanks for reading!