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ESPO Writes Love Letters in Philly

Juxtapoz // Friday, 21 Aug 2009



Love Letter is a project by Stephen Powers with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and is sponsored by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative.


Basically, ESPO has been painting his signature large-scale murals all over Philly. From the Love Letter website:

“Love Letter is literally a love letter painted on the walls facing the Market elevated train. 40 local and international artists will paint the walls in August and the letter will be on view for one and all starting as early as Labor Day.

“The project will encompass 50 painted walls between 63rd and 45th street on Market Street, a documentary film with scripted elements, a sign school and shop that will provide training for area youth and free signage for businesses on the market street corridor, and 2 books documenting the project. One of the books will be a small paperback that will be distributed to area businesses free of charge, for them to sell to visitors. The other book will be a larger hardcover book that will document not only the artwork but the neighborhood and the inspirations of the Love Letter Project.”

Here are some of our favorite completed Love Letter murals:

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