Colorizing the gray area
January 1, 2007 11:19 AM   Subscribe

Urban as art in suburban Moscow.
posted by found missing (11 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I love how the one with the red sun looks exactly like the Japanese Axis symbol. Made me think of my grandpa's stories of operating the sonar in a Russian sub. Patrolling near Japan during WWII. How times have changed...
posted by Count at 11:42 AM on January 1, 2007

posted by DenOfSizer at 12:24 PM on January 1, 2007

Beautiful. I wish we had more of this in the US. I like how they painted the alcoholic into the corner.
posted by wsg at 12:38 PM on January 1, 2007

Painting houses on apartment buildings - wishful thinking?
posted by Cranberry at 1:22 PM on January 1, 2007

Прекрасно! I'd love to see this sort of thing in the U.S. too. Nice post.
posted by languagehat at 1:25 PM on January 1, 2007

Kroc 1, Lenin 0.
posted by rob511 at 1:38 PM on January 1, 2007

Interesting, but it will get old for the people living there to see the same old mural every day. I look forward to when something like LCD paint will be cheap and widespread then you can have a different image each day.

I think that would drive people a bit crazy if the scenery were constantly changing, people expect a little familiarity and stasis in their surroundings.
posted by delmoi at 2:53 PM on January 1, 2007

Fantastic. I was in the Gdansk area (Poland) last year and they painted all the apartment blocks there (well, in Gdynia at least) to liven them up after the dissolution of the Eastern Bloc; not as adventurously as in these illustrations, but nice patterns of muted pastel yellow, red and blue. I can dig up a photo if anyone's interested.

Also reminds me of this photo I took in Budapest (self-link).
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:25 PM on January 1, 2007

very cool!
posted by serazin at 4:40 PM on January 1, 2007

Great post! The panorama shots are beautiful.
posted by amyms at 5:09 PM on January 1, 2007

Quite kulturny.
posted by aerotive at 5:15 PM on January 1, 2007

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