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Steven “ESPO” Powers Love Letters to Philadelphia

ESPO with the help of Mural Arts Philadelphia has created the single largest street art project by a solo artist in the United States. With over 50 large scale works, ESPO has covered most of West Philadelphia with these incredible murals. Each one is funny, well crafted, and adds a sense of adventure to the Philly commute. Here are some photos of the murals we took during a visit this month.

The first Icy sign we ran into (Icy signs is the name of Power’s sign company)  was in the north end of Philly above Fish Town. This work with its clean letter styling pays tribute to singer songwriter Kurt Vile.

A musicians tribute to Kurt Vile

A musicians tribute to Kurt Vile

Just for curiosity’s sake here is a song of Vile’s so you can understand why he is honored by Espo.

Next Powers reminds us about the power of patience.

If I can Wait by Steven Espo Powers

If I can Wait by Steven Espo Powers

In a place like Philadelphia its important to address love and hate.

Drugs create thugs by Steven Espo Powers

Drugs create thugs by Steven Espo Powers

Life is a journey with its own ebbs and flows so we are reminded

Steven “ESPO” Powers

there is still a long way to go…

Steven “ESPO” Powers

until we are home and we can just relax.

Steven “ESPO” Powers

and if we just focus

Steven “ESPO” Powers

All work done by Steven “Espo” Powers. All worked photographed by Graff Tours.

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