By Germen Crew

Last summer, the Mexican government invited street artists of the Germen Crew to paint a large mural in an effort to reduce violence.
They painted 209 houses on a hill in the depressed neighbourhood of Palmitas in Pachuca, Mexico and it is believed to be the country’s largest mural.

Germen Crew El Macro Mural Barrio de Palmitas

~ By Germen Crew ~ El Macro Mural Barrio de Palmitas – Palmitas, Pachuca – Photo: AP/Sofia Jaramillo

“The mural covers some 20,000 square meters and the artists used around 20,000 litres of paint to create the impressive piece called ‘El Macro Mural Barrio de Palmitas’.[…] They hope the project will help inspire young people in the area to use art as a means of self-expression. As German Crew member Uriel del Rio told Al-Jazeera: ‘Graffiti, art, and its history have transformed us and allowed us to avoid…bad decisions. From our experience, we propose it can change the lives of others.'”
– The Telegraph

Mexico Painting the Town

~ By Germen Crew (Irving Trejo) ~ El Macro Mural Barrio de Palmitas – Palmitas, Pachuca – Photo: AP/Sofia Jaramillo

Mexico Painting the Town

~ By Germen Crew (Carlos Duarte) ~ El Macro Mural Barrio de Palmitas – Palmitas, Pachuca – Photo: AP/Sofia Jaramillo

More information about Germen Crew and their work tomorrow!


Have a great day!

4 comments

  1. v4vikey · January 22, 2016

    Excellent Work…Great

    Liked by 1 person

  2. scooj · January 22, 2016

    This reminds me of the work on the favelas in Rio. Beautiful

    Liked by 1 person

  3. kevincameronartist · January 22, 2016

    Fantastic!

    Liked by 1 person

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