Art August, 25 2009

Steve Powers “Love Letter” Project | A Detailed Look

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Last month, we gave you an early look into artist Steve Powers’ (aka Espo) work with the city of Philadelphia. Now with the project underway, we’re able to offer a closer look at the finished murals. “Love Letter is literally a love letter painted on the walls facing the Market elevated train. 40 local and international artists will paint the walls in august and the letter will be on view for one and all starting as early as Labor Day. The project will encompass 50 painted walls between 63rd and 45th street on Market Street, a documentary film with scripted elements, a sign school and shop that will provide training for area youth and free signage for businesses on the market street corridor, and 2 books documenting the project. One of the books will be a small paperback that will be distributed to area businesses free of charge, for them to sell to visitors. The other book will be a larger hardcover book that will document not only the artwork, but the neighborhood and the inspirations of the Love Letter Project.”

More murals from Steve Powers “Love Letter” Project after the jump.