Murals

Steve Weinik

Philadelphia's Newest Art Venue: The Amtrak Corridor

A series of murals asks rail commuters to "think about this space that they hurtle through every day."

Nick Fisher / Flickr

Take a Beautiful Tour of All the Public Art in the Bay Area

After learning the official records were incomplete, a citizen mapper started building a gorgeous guide to the megacity's street art.

Favela Painting

Just How Much Neighborhood Transformation Can You Get From an Art Project?

Haas and Hahn's next large-scale painting project will tackle the entire Rio de Janeiro favela of Vila Cruzeiro.

Mike Hewson

Slipping Optical Illusions into Post-Earthquake Christchurch

With the power of trompe l'oeil, Mike Hewson tries to give hope to New Zealanders "surrounded by decay and uncertainty."

Canals Project

Even London's Graffiti Is Gentrifying

Why street artists are livid about four new murals in East London and near the 2012 Olympics infrastructure.

The Atlantic Cities

San Francisco Has a 'Transparent' Mural: Now You See It, Now You Don't

Stand at the perfect spot, and this trick-filled utility box blends seamlessly into the streetscape.

Flickr/Frankphotos

Jamestown Really, Really Loves Lucy

It has the festivals, museums and many murals to prove it.

Herbert Baglione

Italian City Gets Super-Creepy Art Inside an Abandoned Mental Hospital

Herbert Baglione's loathsome shadow-creatures sprout from old wheelchairs and slide into darkened rooms in this fantastically atmospheric intervention.

Hyuro

Copenhagen's Gigantic New Mural Works Like a Flip-Book

The painting covers nearly 900 feet and looks like an animation to people driving by.

Who Destroyed This Iconic African-American Mural in Philadelphia?

The mural celebrating printmaker Dox Thrash is now a big, ugly square of paint.

Marlin Peterson

Colossal Arachnids Menace the Space Needle

Artist Marlin Peterson improved the Seattle Center with frighteningly realistic (and large) daddy longlegs.

Weekly Dig/Flickr

Does This Boston Mural Contain a Hidden Terrorist Message?

Almost certainly not, but that isn't stopping Fox News commentators from seeing a "female Muslim suicide bomber."

K. Scott Kreider

Reimagining an Entire Neighborhood Through Murals

Dutch muralists Haas and Hahn have teamed up to revitalize a blighted section of Philadelphia.

Buenos Aires Youth Policy Office

Youth-Focused Neighborhood Improvement in Buenos Aires

A city agency is giving local kids paint and skateboards in the hopes of helping them make their neighborhoods better.

Jo Peel

A Mural About City-Building That Actually Doesn't Stink

This time-lapse video chronicles painted cranes as they "build" a city from the ground up, with real-life objects blending into two dimensions and vice versa.

Reuters

The Convoluted Path to Ending Los Angeles's Mural Ban

Lawsuits and questions about the true nature of murals have confounded L.A. for a decade.

newagecrap

Occupy L.A. Asks the City to Return Its Murals

The Los Angeles protesters are up in arms about the prospect of their artwork landing in a museum or art gallery.

City of Philadelphia

Is Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program Worthy of Hate?

The murals can't be that ugly. Or can they?

Courtesy Save the World Famous Surfing Madonna

The Surfing Madonna Complex: A Political Awakening in Encinitas

How the battle over an illegal mosaic united a California beach town