Red Arabic writing provides a pattern in the background. The English translation is: “Let your eyes be cast on the mountaintops.”
There is a mural on Ahmad bin Hanbal street that features a tall skinny woman in orange overalls
below: She’s got white (paper?) wings and a folded paper boat in her hand.
below: Watch out, not the best place to park! She’s about to stomp on the back window.
There are several faces on two murals on different walls, one older and one newer. First is a series of faces starting with this singing woman in a turban.
below: Several of the face were painted by Batool Edris
below: He has the whole city in his head – or overflowing from his head! (another two portraits by Batool Edris)
below: Speaking in Arabic
below: On the right is Edris’s portrait of Salvador Dali. On the other side of the orange gate is a cactus-headed person
The second mural is “Unity in Diversity” painted late in 2018 by @mahahindi_, Afnan Barqawi, and the Orenda Tribe (with support from the US Embassy).
Back in 2015 I saw these three murals by Nicholai Khan in Las Vegas. Khan was born in Trinidad but moved to Manhattan (New York City) in the 1980’s.
below: Charlie Chaplin & his dog, surrounded by laughter.
below: Mickey Mouse doesn’t look very happy.
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
There is an incredible amount of good street art scattered around Casablanca, especially large murals on the ends of apartment buildings.
On Blvd Anoual in the Derb Ghallef neighbourhood is this painting by NDZW, a street artist from Vienna Austria. It was completed in 2019 as part of that year’s Sbagha Bagha
Nearby are two other murals. First, is this man painted by Yann Chatelin
And second is this fox by Mexican artist Seher One.
While walking in Wedding, a part of Berlin, last summer I came across three tall images by Edward von Longus, an Estonian street artist. In fact, it’s his little hedgehog on a laptop graffiti that is sometimes at the top of this blog.
These are what I saw:
below: These figures are part of (R)estart Reality an app that facilitates combining street art and digital technology. Apparently there were 100 ‘people’ in many European capitals with a story to tell to those who have the app. The program began in June 2017 and I am not sure if it is still running.
It was in celebration of Estonia’s 100th birthday.