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Brightening Up The Landscape

A paint company is sponsoring a project to brighten up dull communities by painting them with bright colors.

Fernanda Romano, who works for Let's Colour (the name of the project told GOOD Magazine:

"let's find locations, places around the world, they're a bit dull, a bit grey. Let's engage the local community." She adds, encouraging community involvement was crucial to succeed: "Mandating things to people feels a bit old fashioned. People want to collaborate, people create content to share with the world."

Pictures over at GOOD.

Full Story: Brightening Walls Around the World

Comments

Comments

Minimalists wet dream

I'm sure minimalists are excited about this idea. How about taking the idea a bit further. Instead of painting nondescript walls a single bright color, how about communities have competitions to allow local artists to put up their artwork on walls. This would create a better sense of an artistic community, would promote local artists, and make the city much more interesting than if it only had bright walls.

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