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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 | 2 Comments
Sponsored by the German magazine, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, the duo have been using their clean graffiti technique to pay homage to electric vehicles. Many of the industry leaders – the Tesla Roadster, the Nissan Leaf, the Renault Twizy and the BMW i3  – 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  founder Marc Cameron in London . 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 , 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  was inspired by Marc’s Light Graffiti Cars project, which were slow exposure photographs of LED-clad cars . 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 
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 Graffiti: http://inhabitat.com/colorful-and-quirky-tree-planter-art-brightens-up-torontos-streets/
 Munich: http://inhabitat.com/henning-larsen-wins-bid-to-re-structure-siemens-munich-headquarters/
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 graffiti technique : http://inhabitat.com/golan-levins-info-graphic-stencils-are-for-the-graffiti-loving-environmentalist/
 BMW i3: http://inhabitat.com/the-2014-bmw-i3-electric-car-is-spotted-in-chicago/
 Fotorater: http://www.fotorater.com/magazine/photography/2011/09/reverse-graffiti-cars-hit-munich/
 London: http://inhabitat.com/super-energy-efficient-warehouse-stores-the-british-film-institutes-collection-at-sub-zero-temps/
 graffiti: http://inhabitat.com/beautiful-living-mosstiles-brighten-up-your-room-with-every-color-of-the-rainbow/
 reverse graffiti: http://inhabitat.com/flight-101-dutch-ink-uses-reverse-graffiti-to-tag-up-another-wall-by-cleaning-it/
 LED-clad cars: http://inhabitat.com/video-all-electric-tron-lightcycle-hits-the-streets/
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