If You Were Here I’d Be Home

Nothing makes us happier than a sincere love letter. Stephen Powers is giving just that to his hometown, Philadelphia, in the form of a short term mural project. During the month of August, Powers aka ESPO has commissioned 40 international artists to help him paint 50 walls along the city’s elevated Markeet street train. The project is titled “Love Letter,” as each mural includes one phrase. By the project’s finish, passengers of the Market Street train will read the string of murals as one continuous love letter.

Along with hosting free signage workshops to young artists, ESPO is donating signs to local businesses as a part of Love Letter. The project will culminate in a book release as well as a documentary style film. From the images we’ve seen so far, this undertaking combines creative designs with careful execution.

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The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage are responsible for funding this program.

See www.aloveletterforyou.com for more details, and look out for ESPO at White Walls Gallery this November.

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