Favela Painting Project

Bobby over at Kitsune Noir has a great post about the Favela Painting Project, in which two Dutch designers painted all of the buildings in an urban area of Brazil. Pretty amazing stuff. I really wish that this sort of thing was part of the culture here in Australia. One of the things I noticed in my visits to Singapore was that even though there are a lot of repetitive identical apartment blocks in the residential areas, they often incorporated brightly coloured balconies. So you might have five identical concrete buildings, each one bathed in a different colour. It turned something drab and imposing into something colourful and celebratory. Not quite on the level of the Favela Painting buildings though, those are really something else.
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