A Rainbow Colored Mural That Covers An Entire Town And Over 200 Houses

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The German graffiti crew have covered Palmitas, a Mexican city with swirls of rainbow colors in a giant mural, hoping to change some of the damaging behavior and negative attitudes there. The community-focused team took to the hillside village and splashed neon bright paint all over the sides of houses, garden walls, fences, window frames and roofs.

Covering more than 209 houses, the super sized mural is dramatic, eye catching and apparently achieving quite dramatic results within Palmitas. Together, the graffiti group (called Germen Crew) and the Mexican government hoped the mural would be a step toward rehabilitation of the Mexican town. Known for drug-related problems, the community is quietly changing it’s focus. The power of color is working.

The mural directly affects around 500 families and apparently is eliminating youth violence and street crimes. The power of the mural is not overlooked and goes to prove that the graffiti crew really does focus their artistic skill on the community. Seeming like such a simple project, the psychedelic rainbow mural has definitely changed the character of the town, and no doubt the characters of the inhabitants. Such a great example of artist organizations and government working together to benefit the locals. (Via Bored Panda)Germen Crew - graffiti Germen Crew - graffiti Germen Crew - graffiti Germen Crew - graffiti

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  • Julio Garcia

    THIS IS SO FUCKING DISRESPECTFUL, A GERMAN GRAFFITI CREW? THE PEOPLE WHO MADE THIS ARE ALL MEXICANS, IT IS A CREW FOUNDED IN MEXICO CITY, GERMEN CREW IS A MEXICAN CREW. FUNNY HOW TEH FIRST THING YOU WROTE WAS THAT THE PEOPLE WHO MADE IT WERE EUROPEAN. THIS IS ANNOYING AS FUCK and EVEN THOUGH IT WS A MISTAKE IT IS VERY MISLEADING AND A LITTLE RACIST . sorry for screaming but fuck, how fucking obvlivous
    do you have to be?