floating graffiti participatory favela project by boa mistura
 
floating graffiti participatory favela project by boa mistura
mar 04, 2012

floating graffiti participatory favela project by boa mistura

‘amor’ (‘love’), one of the projects undertaken by boa mistura with local residents in the vila brâsilandia favela in são paulo, brazil

 

 

 

boa mistura, a spanish art collective composed of five self-described ‘graffiti rockers’, has organized a participatory urban art project in vila brâsilandia, one of the favelas in são paulo, brazil. the artists, whose name comes from the portuguese for ‘buena mezcla’ (‘good mixture’), worked with residents to paint and reface the winding ‘vecos’ and ‘vielas’ of the favela with uplifting messages. viewed from the proper angle and distance, the works cause words like ‘beleza’ (‘beauty’) and ‘orgulho’ (‘pride’) to seemingly float in the passageway, thanks to an illusion effect based on the careful painting of stretched-out text in accordance with the 3D perspective.

 

 

 

floating graffiti participatory favela project by boa mistura partial view of ‘amor’ from a different perspective

 

 

 

floating graffiti participatory favela project by boa mistura ‘doçura’ (‘sweetness’)

 

 

 

floating graffiti participatory favela project by boa mistura ‘firmeza’ (‘steadfastness’)

 

 

 

floating graffiti participatory favela project by boa mistura left: local children help boa mistura complete the interventions right: view of ‘firmeza’ from an angle other than the ‘intended view’

 

 

 

floating graffiti participatory favela project by boa mistura ‘beleza’ (‘beauty’)

 

 

 

floating graffiti participatory favela project by boa mistura ‘orgulho’ (‘pride’)

 

 

 

floating graffiti participatory favela project by boa mistura view of ‘orgulho’ while walking along the street

 

 

via arrestedmotion

  • Muito bom, não sei como fazem isso, eu acho que é feito com projetor, mas, é isso ae.

    Felipe Genuino
  • Realmente fantastico… como con algo simple puede convertirse en un elemento de design… puede una favela convertirse en una Design City? Un paisaje maravilloso!!!

    Gian Carlo Sandoval Mazzero
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