I passed by this mural, by UK-based street artist Sweet Toof, while walking up Flushing Avenue in Brooklyn on the way to the Great Big Bacon Picnic. I have no idea how long it’s been up, but the building is near the corner of Whipple Street.
Here’s another one of #TheNewAllen project murals, this one being located on the west side of Allen just above Delancey Street. This one is a collaboration between two street artists, Patch Whisky and Ghost Beard, who have worked together previously on murals in other Us cities.
In honor of today (September 21st) being World Peace Day, we’d like to introduce you to Miami, Florida-based street artist and Peace Advocate Renda Writer and his one-man World Peace Mural Tour: which recently saw him creating two of his multicolored-text-based World Peace wall murals here in the New York area.
“My murals involve me writing the simple two-word phrase “World Peace,” repeated over and over, in various color patterns,” Writer explains. “I combine the energetic power of a written mantra with the stylistic visuals of typography, graffiti, and public art and utilize the influence and high visibility of public art to spread the simple message: “World Peace.”
Here’s a little video I made of Writer working on the mural on Sunday, September 11th.
Since conceiving the idea in April of this year, Writer has created 14 such murals in 7 different states including Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Washington DC, and most recently in New York City — where these photos and the above video were taken on September 10th and 11th — and in Mamaroneck, in Westchester County, New York on September 17th. “These murals, as part of my World Peace Mural Tour, are my commitment to spending the rest of my life creating “World Peace” themed murals across the world.”
“Through the simple message of ‘World Peace,’ the aim is to bring World Peace into the global conversation and remind the people of the world that it is possible. This is my life’s purpose.” More information about the tour can be found at World Peace Tour Dot Com and Facebook Dot Com Slash World Peace Mural Tour.
I wish I had gotten to this mural before the D-Bag taggers did. Don’t Call Me Baby by Baron Von Fancy is part of #TheNewAllen murals project on the store fronts along Allen Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. You can see many of them if you take the M15 Bus route south of Houston Street!
NOTE: Since this photo was taken, the mural has been repainted with identical text, but with different florescent colors highlighting each word.
Located on the northwest corner of Allen Street and Division Street in lower Manhattan, here is the Letter Guide for this fantastic Greetings From Chinatown Postcard Mural by artist Victor Ving (AKA DCEVE):
C – Maneki-neko cat
H – Manhattan Bridge
I – Chinatown Ice Cream Factory
N – F train and some trash (of course)
A – Box truck/ tribute to Jade BTM
T – Tsingtao Beer
O – Bootleg Louis Vuitton on Canal St.
W – Fung Wah Bus on fire
N – Nom Wah Dim Sum Parlor
I must not be looking up very often when I am in Union Square, because I just noticed the mural painted on a water tower at 127 Fourth Avenue at 13th Street, which is by the UK-based street artist STIK. Apparently, it’s been up there for two years already. Gee Wiz.
You can see this colorful mural of the Sith Lord Vader (by Street Artist Huetek) in First Street Green Cultural Park, which is located on the north side of E. Houston Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan. You can also enter at 33 East 1st Street, which is the official address. The murals change frequently, so if you want to see this one, don’t wait too long!