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

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