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A Love Letter For You

by Vivien Park

Since fall of 2009, residents and visitors of West Philadelphia have started to see a string of painted love-bearing messages popping up in the neighborhood. Stephen Powers, a former graffiti artist, has created an ongoing mural project A Love Letter for You with the help of the city's Mural Art Program. These murals, lovingly painted in bright colors and clean graphical style, provide an uplifting and powerful message to passerby while re-examining the role of graffiti.

Credits: Image of murals from aloveletterforyou.