Floating favela graffiti, são paulo / by Tom Oliver Payne

Design Boom recently posted an article about the Boa mistura, a spanish art collective who created an urban art project in vila brâsilandia, one of the favelas in são paulo, brazil. 

The artists, whose name comes from the Portuguese for 'buena mezcla' ('good mixture'), worked with residents to paint and reface the winding 'vecos' and 'vielas' of the favela with uplifting messages.

When viewed from the certain angles and distance, words like 'beleza' ('beauty') and 'orgulho' ('pride') appear on the city landscape. 

Not only does colour makes cities look so much cooler, but art projects like these enable people to get creative and build positive networks in their community... Good shit! 

Images courtesy Designboom.