Street Artists Turn a Town in Mexico into a Giant Mural & Eliminate Violence (Video)

Posted by on September 7, 2015 in Environment with 10 Comments

By Stephanie Phillips | PlaidZebra.com

In a growing metropolis where it’s nearly impossible to find two houses beside each other that don’t look alike – life can start to feel dull and boring after a while. People tend to get stuck in their cookie-cutter way of building and designing houses, and their lives become monotonous in the process.

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But in the district of Palmitas in Pachuca, Mexico – a 43-minute drive outside of Mexico City – the government teamed up with a group of street artists to give the community a vibrant facelift.

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The result is a mesmerizing rainbow mural that stretches over 20,000 square metres, covering 209 houses and connecting 452 families – the equivalent of a large housing complex in North American suburbia.

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The street artists behind this larger than life mural go by the name of “Germen Crew,” and have been active in alternative forms of communication in communities for over 13 years. Together they have the common goal to generate a sense of belonging in communities and to integrate young people into the community in a positive way.

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  1. 185458824967924@facebook.com' Computer Issues says:

    I think stuff like this are fantastic who agrees?

  2. 678171202317333@facebook.com' Barbara Sturre says:

    Beautiful 🙂

  3. 982250338462288@facebook.com' Susan Senior says:

    Love it !!!

  4. 10207661463591465@facebook.com' Allen Kirby says:

    Amazing work!!!

  5. 508689615965401@facebook.com' Karen Akrabawi says:

    Love this!!

  6. 10153380878594270@facebook.com' Kelly Harris says:


  7. 466990636816652@facebook.com' Doug Elam says:

    Looks like most towns in Mexico. Love chartreuse meat stores man!

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