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