(un)visible street art

Sandra, this ones for you:

Most braille found in public exists as pragmatic directions. This project is an attempt to create a unique moment for a blind person who might happen across one of these bits of braille graffiti. 5 different phrases were peppered around Portland, Oregon in late August, 2007. The visible title is included in an attempt to draw attention to all who pass making it more likely for a blind person to come in contact with the words via suggestion from friends or passersby. This was a strategy that arose in an interview with a blind person who wished to remain anonymous.

One sentence reads: You don’t have to be blind to see that the writing is on the wall.
Another: Tiny bubbles that randomly rose from the paper in this arrangement.

This idea has been explored somewhat, but I wanted to give it my own flavor in Portland, Oregon, complete with documentation that might spark an interest to reproduce the project in other cities.

Posted on MAKE.com by Phillip Torrone

And how street art can make a change:

The Murals of Philadelphia

A public art project which encourages local artists to create works utilizing the city’s architecture has beautified the City of Brotherly Love and created an enduring cultural legacy.

Sietze




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