Amaz­ingly cre­ative expres­sions – Graf­fiti cre­ative | vía

Vía: | Lily&Rose is the brain­child of sis­ters Ninene Steenkamp and Irma Oost­huizen, who com­bine their cre­ative and finan­cial skills to offer a turnkey ser­vice in the res­i­den­tial mar­ket.

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friend recently sent an email to me enti­tled ‘Amaz­ing Graf­fiti’.  It’s the type of email we all get from time to time; the one you leave for a day or two when you are really busy and where all ref­er­ence to the artist have long since been deleted.  Most of them have been around the block a cou­ple of times.  This time, I was pleas­antly surprised.

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Street Art Aims to Mend a Torn Neighborhood [Updated With Video]

Though the final painted words seem like whimsy, they’re actually inspired by an exhaustive research effort, involving hundreds of the neighborhood’s 5,000 residents. Powers and a team from the Near Westside Initiative talked with upwards of 400 people in the neighborhood, in five community meetings and three days of street interviews. “When we asked people what their favorite thing about Syracuse was, the most common answer was ‘nothing,'” Powers tells Co.Design, during a break from the final painting. “And there was a seventy year old man that said he only ended up here because his car broke down on the way to New York.”

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An exclusive look at graffiti legend ESPO’s “A Love Letter to Syracuse.”

We just got word that Samuel Macon and Faythe Levine have uploaded a beautiful video documenting the process of creating this piece. Check it out below. — Ed.

In Syracuse, New York, a hulking steel bridge divides some of city’s richest residents from some of the country‘s poorest, in the infamous Near Westside. It symbolizes everything that’s gone wrong with the city, from socioeconomic segregation to crime. “The intersection is both the major gateway in and out of the city, and the biggest barrier between the wealthiest part of the city and the poorest part,” says Maarten Jacobs, director of the Near Westside Initiative.

So Jacobs’s group, working with Syracuse University’s COLAB — a program that focuses on design collaboration — hired legendary street artist Steve Powers to repaint it. In just a couple more days, A Love Letter to Syracuse will be finished; on one side, the bridge will read “Nothing to do is everything with you,” and on the other, “I paid the light bill just to see your face,” along with “Spring Comes Summer Waits” and “Fall Leaves Winter Longs.” Leer más “Street Art Aims to Mend a Torn Neighborhood [Updated With Video]”