Have you ever wracked your brain trying to come up with an elegant yet imposing design for a large poster? It is a very difficult design challenge to fill a large blank space with artwork that communicates a message and remains visually stimulating. Now imagine if your "poster" was the size of an entire building or wall. Welcome to the world of a mural artist. The next time you are stuck for a small print-sized design take a look at some inspiring mural designs. When I lived in Philadelphia, I was constantly stumbling upon one of the 3,000 breathtaking murals put up by the city's Mural Arts Program. It's amazing how much cohesion and focus these sprawling works of art can maintain. Mural artists also use typography, lines and patterns in inspiring ways. For a dose of design inspiration, check out this round-up of 10 inspiring murals from around the world, below: Location: Philadelphia Title: "Common Threads" Artist: Meg Saligman Photo by Jack Ramsdale. Image via www.muralarts.org. Location: Melbourne, Australia Title: Unknown Artist: James Reka Photo by Flickr user vincentq. Image via www.murallocator.org. Location: Bydgoszcz, Poland Title: Unknown Artist: Unknown Image via: www.skyscrapercity.com. Location: San Francisco Title: "Generator" Artists: Andrew Schoultz, Aaron Noble Image via: www.urbantrekusa.com. Location: Sao Paulo Title: Unknown Artists: Rodrigo Branco, Raul Zito, Ricardo AKN Photo by Jordons Francisco. Image via www.murallocator.org. Location: New York Title: "Off The Wall" Artists: Os Gemeos Image via www.highsnobsociety.com. Location: Cape Town, South Africa Title: Unknown Artist: Unknown Image via www.pintrest.com. Location: London Title: Unknown Artist: Eine Image via www.untitledname.com. Location: Tokyo Artist: Unknown Title: Unknown Photo by Flickr user ThisParticularGreg. Image via www.murallocator.org. Location: Hypothetically, New York (This is a mural design submitted for a competition) Title: "Doing Well by Doing Good" Artist: Pedro Morales Image via www.2d-code.co.uk.
10 Inspiring Murals From Around the World
January 4, 2011
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Very artistic and great artworks!! nice blog.
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