Steven Powers (a.k.a Espo, which stands for Exterior Surface Painting Outreach) is making it known that he’s in love…at least with creating humorous visual sweet-nothings via graffiti on the streets of Philadelphia. Known for his work around NYC, Espo and friends are going the romantic route with this latest project. Always in favor of those who have an interest in giving back to the community (as their acronym denotes) the youth education component of this is especially cool. The images below are the pieces that have been created so far.
Read on for a brief overview of the project, and click here for the official project website, which has the who/what/where/why on the inspiration for each mural. Enjoy!
“Love Letter is literally a love letter painted on the walls facing the Market elevated train. 40 local and international artists will paint the walls in august and the letter will be on view for one and all starting as early as Labor Day. The project will encompass 50 painted walls between 63rd and 45th street on Market Street, a documentary film with scripted elements, a sign school and shop that will provide training for area youth and free signage for businesses on the market street corridor, and 2 books documenting the project. One of the books will be a small paperback that will be distributed to area businesses free of charge, for them to sell to visitors. The other book will be a larger hardcover book that will document not only the artwork, but the neighborhood and the inspirations of the Love Letter Project.”
Source: Gradient Magazine
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