Love Letter to Brooklyn by Stephen Powers

Love Letter to Brooklyn by Stephen Powers

Philadelphia-born, NYC-based Stephen Powers, a.k.a. ESPO, recently painted these typographic murals in Brooklyn as part of his Love Letter series, which started in Philadelphia and continued in Syracuse.

Love Letter to Brooklyn by Stephen Powers

Above, Fulton Mall. Below, a Macy’s parking garage:

Love Letter to Brooklyn by Stephen Powers

Love Letter to Brooklyn by Stephen Powers

Love Letter to Brooklyn by Stephen Powers

Love Letter to Brooklyn by Stephen Powers

Love Letter to Brooklyn by Stephen Powers

In case you’re not familiar, Powers is a former graffiti artist whose work has “grown up” over the years largely in the public sphere, becoming more informed by commercial lettering and conceptually more sophisticated. He is the author of the classic The Art of Getting Over: Graffiti at the Millennium. In recent years, he has spent time in Ireland as a Fulbright scholar and shown work in group and solo exhibits including the Venice Biennale. In other words, the man has street cred and art world cred.

More photos here and here, via the excellent Vernacular Typography blog.

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4 thoughts on “Love Letter to Brooklyn by Stephen Powers

  1. Wow, I love this! It almost looks like billboards and commercial signs, but they don’t advertise any business. Interesting!

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