So…this is a very cool project. We’ll reference it throughout the term, particularly when we’re talking about design and community, and design and place. And cities! But it’s also a good one for talking about design and art.
Stephen Powers, or ESPO, is graffiti writer and signpainter who has been making this series of text-based urban mural projects across the world. He’s reclaiming the visual landscape, one giant word painting at a time. Much of his work straddles borders and asks questions.
How is this art? How is it design? (And for later in the term, how is it community service? How is it participatory?)
Oooh man, it’s a good project. This picture is from A Love Letter to Philadelphia. See also A Love Letter to Brooklyn.