I have recently uploaded a video to youtube that I made with all the pictures that I took of street art in Casablanca. You can find the link to the street art here.
There is a path that runs along the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, leading to the new Hassan 2 mosque. Beside the path is a wall that has been painted with street art. When I walked here in October 2019, these are the murals that I saw. I have only been able to identify some of the artists.
below: “Oxymoron” by iramo aka Iramo Samir
below: Like all the murals on this wall, this one is looking out to sea
below: A man in a purple camo hat, by Majid aka Majid El Bahar
below: Casablanca plus text (artist’s tag) by TRUST
below: By Moka 187
below: Would you kiss a shark? Even one that claims to love his mom?
below: Close up of a man’s eyes and nose, signed as Senzoclouds aka Senzo or Mr. Clouds.
As you walk toward the intersection of Blvd Socrate and Blvd Ali Abderrazak the large murals there come into view.
The two murals behind the women were painted for Casamouja 2019. This is an annual “urban art wave” and murals in 5 locations were/are part of this year’s event (between 20 Sept and 25 Nov). The first location was at this intersection where there were 4 large murals. Casamouja is a public programme started in 2016 for the promotion of street art in various districts of Casablanca.
In the middle is a mural of a man falling past a white, pink, and red background that was painted by OLDR
below: Falling past the laundry
At the back is a mural of cartoon characters by Moka
Just around the corner are two other murals that were also painted for Casamouja 2019.
below: A young man in football gear, by BAKR,
below: A mural titled “Back to the Past” by MED, aka Mehdi Zemouri
The Wabash Arts Corridor, founded in 2013, is a portion of Wabash Street in downtown Chicago. It is now the home of many large murals in a wide variety of styles. I know that I didn’t find them all, but here is a large selection of them. I’ve also included some smaller pieces that aren’t necessarily part of this project.
below: A peacock painted in black and white by thedailydrizz aka Andrea Dunn
below: Slime Mountain by Heidi Unkefer
below: by Jordan Nickel, aka POSE
below: Many faces on the walls at this corner. On one side are colourful abstract faces by Kashink,
below: “Stop Telling Women to Smile” is the title of the series on the other walls of the parking structure, a series of women’s faces in grey tones by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh
below: A mural by Darryll Schiff, “Descending into Heaven”
below: By Lady Lucx and Sarah Stewart, an untitled piece on a parking structure wall.
below: Mural called “Make Your Own Luck” a group of cyclists by asvp on the side of the South Loop Club Bar & Grill
below: “High Tide” by Amuse126
below: Sticker, Lucky Gnome proclaiming happy changes in his life.
below: A paste up on a post, Andy Warhol
below: “X Marks the Milky Way” by Renee Robbins, 2016
below: “Gift to the Class of 2016” by Don’t Fret
below: On “The El” where orange & green line trains pass by
below: Just the “Y” at the end of the word “Harmony” in a mural by Ben Eine beside a silver and grey mural by Marquis Lewis aka Retna
below: “Moose Bubblegum Bubble” by Jacob Watts
below: “We Own the Future” by Shepard Fairey in the same style as his “Obey” series
below: Watching over black horses on grey, a mural by Ricky Lee Gordon called “I am You, You are Me”.
below: by Hera, “Imagine if we could Tolerate Each Other’s Differences”
below: A redheaded woodpecker. This is only a part of a larger mural that has been covered over by a large ad. It was “From Boom to Doom” by Collin van der Slujis. Seems like doom has won.
below: “Impossible Meeting” by Marina Zumi
below: On the far right, by antckone aka Anthony Lewellen
below: Butterflies on the corner. There are many butterflies in this mural by Hector Duarte. It is a representation of Mexican immigration.
below: Within the confines of a small dog run, Melanie Vazquez‘s “Contra Todo Siendo Resistendo”
below: A large mural in a small space. “Standing Wave” by Justus Roe
below: Part of “Listen to Learn” by Hello Kirsten aka Kirsten McCrea. Using an old telephone receiver to shed light on life. The fence was a barrier.
below: The other side of the fence and the other side of the mural
below: A second rate photo I’m afraid. It’s taken through the window of a moving train… and I forgot to go back and find the mural after I got off the train. It is 8100-square-foot mural painted by Italian street artist Never 2501 in 2015.
below: Ruben Aguirre, “Drowning City”
below: Sun bum is winning. J.C. Rivera’s “The Bear Champ vs Sonny”
The “One Wall, One Mural” project is led by the non-profit organization Urban Nation. They have brought well-known street artists to the Reineckendorf district in Berlin to paint large murals on the sides of apartment buildings. When I was there in August 2018, there were 6 murals.
below: by How and Nosm, Spanish brothers (aka Raoul and Davide Perre) . From watermelon dripping at the top to puzzle pieces on the bottom, with a lot of detail between.
below: by Fintan Magee. A couple divided by war but with hope for the future.
below: by Pixel Pancho
below: by Gonzalo Borondo, a dark scene that wasn’t popular
below: by The London Police whimsical characters with their robots.
These pictures were taken in August 2018. Since then, another large mural has been painted on one of the remaining buildings. It was a collaboration between Nuno Viegas, and the German pair, Hera and Akut. I don’t have a picture of it but this link will take you to Urban Nation’s description of the mural.
A couple of stretches of concrete wall in Pilsen have recently been opened up to street artists in Chicago. One of these is on South Wood Street immediately north of the railway tracks (by West 15th Street). This past week, August 2019, a group of artists painted the wall. This is a selection of the murals that now adorn that wall.
below: Some of the new murals
below: As you emerge from under the bridge, this is the first mural that you see on the west side of Wood Street.
below: Peace mural by @sob_e (aka Eliza Riley Delgado)
below: Warrior City Tribe by Mero
below: Breaking down walls and letting the rats and vermin out.
below: Two alligators (Crocodiles?), one break dancing and one stepping out in a hoodie and bling.
below: Sponge Bob Square Pants tries his hand at singing while Bart Simpson spins.
below: On the left is a mural by Yo Loco
below: by @All_CITY_COWBOY, helicopter, music, and mayhem in the city.
below: With the green lizard character standing by
While walking around the city of Plovdiv I found a lot of great street art.
below: A floating candle in the night sky,
below: Behind the Drama Theatre in Plovdiv, on one of its bright red walls, is a large mural by Bozko. Is this older man in a jester outfit a political statement?
below: These red walls were also painted with a large horizontal mural (next three photos). A woman sleeps among purple flowers. Is she dreaming of skulls and hands? Is it a nightmare?
below: As much of the mural as I could get in one photo.
below: Another woman sleeps but with books as her pillow. Transported into dreamland by the words she’s read.
below: Bloody Romance by Ernaste Nasimo
below: Another painting by Nasimo called “The Chain Rockers”. It looks like he has just broken the chain with his teeth. Behind the head is an open book with words written on the pages. On the left is “raja-vidya raja-guhyam pavitram idam uttamam pratyaksavagamam dharmyam su-sukham kartum avyayam”. On the right is the partial translation of this Krishna text into English: “This knowledge is the king of education, the most secret of all secrets. It is the purest knowledge, and because it gives direct”
below: Watermelon seeds make the eyes and nose of the watermelon face… but then he eats the watermelon? Two paintings by Viktoria Georgieva and Nikolay Bozhinov, aka Mouse and Nikkawhy
below: A boy with a large black bird painted on a box.
below: Four eyes, one of which is the handle for the box.
below: Cupid in browns pointing his arrow at an unsuspecting victim.
below: Bare toes, blue jeans, and a striped sweater. A comb in one pocket and a little critter in the other.
below: Some whimsical, cartoon-like characters on a blue cloud.
below: She’s wearing flowers in her hair – is that hair being held up with chopsticks?
below: A very long tongue from a happy frog wraps itself around a dragonfly.
below: My Bulgarian is non-existent so I’m not sure what this says. Covered in tattoos and puffing on red smoke as he takes a rest on his bike.
below: And last, a quiet cup of tea by the mail box in the shadow of little triangular flags hanging across the street.