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    Default Too bad they don't paint murals on the walls anymore

    I was search for a photo on my flickr account, and I saw this one, which I took a few years ago at a small town called Pilot Point in Texas.



    I think commercial wall murals are cool.
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    Default Re: Too bad they don't paint murals on the walls anymore

    Cool!
    Can we see more?
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    Default Re: Too bad they don't paint murals on the walls anymore

    Well they don't paint ads, but murals are painted on a great many walls here.

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    Default Re: Too bad they don't paint murals on the walls anymore

    We have lots of murals on the walls in downtown Lafayette (in fact, there's a couple that are going up on our city government offices now, and we have tons of others around town). Many of ours are by Robert Dafford. You can see his work on his Facebook page (Dafford Murals) or you can Google him for images.

    Here's a page of Lafayette's downtown art (I love the Kellie Smith iris mural and this one by Robert Dafford: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/217932069440308029/)
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    Default Re: Too bad they don't paint murals on the walls anymore

    Philadelphia has a vibrant mural arts program. Come and take a tour sometime..

    https://www.muralarts.org/

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    Default Re: Too bad they don't paint murals on the walls anymore

    I checked, unfortunately I don't appear to have almost any of the shots of the murals uploaded. But they are literally all over the city. Hell, they even wrap most of the electricity box things in these funky art scenes.

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    Default Re: Too bad they don't paint murals on the walls anymore

    Ok, this definitely needs a look (murals in Glasgow, Scotland). Here's one taste:

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    Default Re: Too bad they don't paint murals on the walls anymore

    Depends where you are.
    In some countries like India commercial murals are still a main form of advertising; cement, phone and drinks brands all use it heavily especially in rural areas.
    Creatively not a patch on the old ones of course

    Pilot Point is a great name for a town, and to live if you're into pens!

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    Default Re: Too bad they don't paint murals on the walls anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
    Cool!
    Can we see more?
    This one is in Hico, Texas.

    Last edited by penwash; January 16th, 2017 at 08:57 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey View Post
    Well they don't paint ads, but murals are painted on a great many walls here.
    Sure.

    In this case I am focusing on murals that are done for advertisement purposes. After decades, they look cool, just like vintage pens
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    Default Re: Too bad they don't paint murals on the walls anymore

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    Well they don't paint ads, but murals are painted on a great many walls here.
    Sure.

    In this case I am focusing on murals that are done for advertisement purposes. After decades, they look cool, just like vintage pens
    We call these advertisements or advertising murals. To keep them separate from artistic (primarily) endeavors.
    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
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    Default Re: Too bad they don't paint murals on the walls anymore

    There's a fellow over here that has a whole site on what he calls "Ghost Signs". I have a vague recollection that the one that got him interested concerned fountain pens, funnily enough.

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    Default Re: Too bad they don't paint murals on the walls anymore

    And this:



    In western Pennsylvania, there was a painter who maintained many Chew Mail Pouch Tobacco signs on barns, years after the tobacco was no longer sold.

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    Default Re: Too bad they don't paint murals on the walls anymore

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    Well they don't paint ads, but murals are painted on a great many walls here.
    Sure.

    In this case I am focusing on murals that are done for advertisement purposes. After decades, they look cool, just like vintage pens
    We call these advertisements or advertising murals. To keep them separate from artistic (primarily) endeavors.
    Right, should have clarified in the title, though I don't mind looking at artistic ones too.

    What fascinate me about the advertisement murals is that the level of commitment from the owner of the buildings. How much did it cost to have a 3-story brick wall painted like that? What if the business (who paid for the ad) went out of business? Or no longer willing to pay?

    How did they clean the brick wall?
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    Default Re: Too bad they don't paint murals on the walls anymore

    Will, here's a nice local story. I used to look at this image all the time, because it is directly across the street from the stage entrance to our Civic Theater. The symphony moved to it's own home about 20 years ago, but the mural is still up! The race track was/is south of the border, in Tijuana, B.C.

    https://www.change.org/p/mayor-of-sa...caliente-mural

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    Default Re: Too bad they don't paint murals on the walls anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Will, here's a nice local story. I used to look at this image all the time, because it is directly across the street from the stage entrance to our Civic Theater. The symphony moved to it's own home about 20 years ago, but the mural is still up! The race track was/is south of the border, in Tijuana, B.C.

    https://www.change.org/p/mayor-of-sa...caliente-mural

    That's cool! And that is one big ad mural!

    For some reason the song "Por Una Cabeza" played in my head as I read the story
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    Default Re: Too bad they don't paint murals on the walls anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    And this:



    In western Pennsylvania, there was a painter who maintained many Chew Mail Pouch Tobacco signs on barns, years after the tobacco was no longer sold.

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    Default Re: Too bad they don't paint murals on the walls anymore

    Fort Smith, Arkansas, has brought in artists from around the world to paint artistic murals on the buildings downtown.
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    Default Re: Too bad they don't paint murals on the walls anymore

    Nice murals up there!
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    And this:

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