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.
“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