Wynwood Walls in Miami

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Wynwood is a neighborhood in Miami whose warehouses now contain a mixture of industry, wholesale distributors, galleries and artist studios. It’s also home to one of the largest collections of street art in the world. Above is part of a mural by the legendary Ron English [confusingly, there’s a Cincinnati-based artist also named Ron English, who sometimes sells his wares on the streets of Over-the-Rhine].
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Typographic Murals by Boa Mistura in São Paulo

Typographic Murals by Boa Mistura in São Paulo

Madrid-based arts collective Boa Mistura recently completed this series of typographic murals in Vila Brâsilandia, a favela on the outskirts of São Paulo. The simple, boldly colored murals feature single words distorted by perspective anamorphosis. Each mural has a single vantage point that allows the word to be read. Here, Beleza [beauty].
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