Mega Mexican Mural

04/08/2015 Return to news archive

A group called the German Crew artists collective have created Mexico's largest mural in the samll rundown neighbourhood of Las Palmitas, Palchuca. 

The huge mural is part of a government-sponsored project called Pachuca Paints Itself. It aims to bring the community together and rehabilitate the Palmitas neighbourhood.

 

Irving Trejo from the artist collective German Crew, picks out a can of orange paint  Irving Trejo paints a section of a mural

Alfonso Santiago Reyes looks up at the newly-painted facade of his home Blueprints and photos are displayed in the German Crew's headquarters

German Crew artist collective member Carlos Duarte paints a section of a gigantic mural  The painters from the German Collective spent the last 14 months creating trust within the community, working with residents to paint their homes with bright, colourful designs

Read the full article on the Guardian website here and here.