Sunday, September 20, 2015

Urban Art Reykjavik



What would you do to stave off the blues when you only get 5 hours of daylight during the winter months? Reykjavik has the answer. Colorful, highly imaginative wall art to brighten the dreariest of days. The stamp act above is at the Design Center. It is tasteful and representative of the work they do at the center.


This one is called Poor Ugly. It is elaborate. So much going on here. On Hverfisgata Street.


Urban art is sharply juxtaposed with Victorian architecture. At Dillon's Bar on Laugavegur.


Practical wall art. A refresher course on how to tie a necktie. And an arresting advertisement for Gudsteins. 


Mushrooms growing on a mushroom. Hmmm. Think what you will.


Cartoon characters with graffiti and blue sky. Rare blue sky during our stay in Iceland.


"And I will raise you up on eagle's wings." On Laugavegur, the main shopping street in Reykjavik. 

There are more murals to discover in Reykjavik. I refer to these as murals rather than graffiti (unless there are elements of the latter in the mural) because there is an attempt to create art, not just traditional scratched or scribbled graffiti. These murals have evolved from street art. It was fun finding them as we walked around the city.

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Images by TravelswithCharie





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