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Reverse Graffiti Hits Munich Streets and Pays Homage to Green Vehicles

Posted By Lori Zimmer On September 24, 2011 @ 10:30 am In Art,carousel showcase,Design | 2 Comments

Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, reverse graffiti, Moose Curtis, Marc Cameron, Tesla Roadster, Nissan Leaf, Renault Twizy, BMW i3,green design, eco design, sustainable design, [1]

Sponsored by the German magazine, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, the duo have been using their clean graffiti technique [2]to pay homage to electric vehicles.  Many of the industry leaders – the Tesla Roadster, the Nissan Leaf, the Renault Twizy and the BMW i3 [3] – are represented on walls across Munich.

Moose Curtis is known for his cleanart project last year, sponsored by Time Out, where he collaborated with Fotorater [4] founder Marc Cameron in London [5].  Inspired by the sooty pollution on buildings caused by car exhaust and other city dirt, the pair initially began selectively cleaning parts of the dirty walls. A complete contrast from traditional graffiti [6], which puts paint onto walls, the pair’s subtractive process not only helped clean up grime, but also illustrates a lesson in green art.

The idea to “draw” electric cars using reverse graffiti [7] was inspired by Marc’s Light Graffiti Cars project, which were slow exposure photographs of LED-clad cars [8]. Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin selected the four cars represented, and commissioned the pair to immortalize them with reverse graffiti. The beautiful pieces are a combination of art, green transportation, and an iconic homage to green practices.

Via Fotorater [4]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/reverse-graffiti-hits-munich-streets-and-pays-homage-to-green-vehicles/reverse-graffiti5/

[2] graffiti technique : http://inhabitat.com/golan-levins-info-graphic-stencils-are-for-the-graffiti-loving-environmentalist/

[3] BMW i3: http://inhabitat.com/the-2014-bmw-i3-electric-car-is-spotted-in-chicago/

[4] Fotorater: http://www.fotorater.com/magazine/photography/2011/09/reverse-graffiti-cars-hit-munich/

[5] London: http://inhabitat.com/super-energy-efficient-warehouse-stores-the-british-film-institutes-collection-at-sub-zero-temps/

[6] graffiti: http://inhabitat.com/beautiful-living-mosstiles-brighten-up-your-room-with-every-color-of-the-rainbow/

[7] reverse graffiti: http://inhabitat.com/flight-101-dutch-ink-uses-reverse-graffiti-to-tag-up-another-wall-by-cleaning-it/

[8] LED-clad cars: http://inhabitat.com/video-all-electric-tron-lightcycle-hits-the-streets/

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