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Detroit Is A Hotbed of the World's Best Graffiti Artists

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This post was authored by Amy Swift.


"Death to Street Art" in Hamtramck. Photo by Aaron Vince.

It's been a few months since we last issued an update to Curbed's public art map. Since by now you probably already hit the pavement with our list of 24 must-see public art projects, we wanted to send our devoted readers on a little graffiti safari in the coming fall months. Lucky for us the Detroit Beautification Project has been hard at work all summer! Shipping in big names like Pose, Revok, Rime, Sever, Flying Fortress, Nychos, Zes, RISK, and Dabs and Myla (ahem, "just to name a few"), DBP has added lots of color to the unsuspecting walls of Eastern Market and Hamtramck over the last couple of months.

You may have already seen the oh-so-popular Jukebox Cowboy at Gratiot and I-75 in Eastern Market, but we hear the compilation work on Joseph Campau north of the Davison is also a must see. If you ever find yourself in the far off land of Royal Oak, make sure you check out the Dabs and Myla piece on 323 East Gallery and 1xRun HQ on 4th Street. 1xRun is the operation that funds the DBP graffiti mill, so you know it HAS to be good. Our 1xRun tipster tells us they have some big news in the works, so look for more cool stuff to come from them. In the meantime, you can check out any realtime updates to the DBP's many project sites on their version of their public map. You're welcome.

UPDATE: Per Dan Armand, one of the DBP organizers, "the artist REVOK is living here and was really the one who had the idea to bring it all together, and not just an artist that we brought."

· Detroit's Public Art Scene Explodes This Summer [Curbed Detroit]
· Is Eastern Market Now The Definitive Detroit Graffiti Destination? [Curbed Detroit]

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Riopelle St & Alfred St
Detroit, MI 48207

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4. HAMTRAMCK

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Joseph Campau St & Goodson St
Hamtramck, MI 48212

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St Aubin St & Caniff St
Hamtramck, MI 48212

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Joseph Campau St & Casmere St
Hamtramck, MI 48212

12. JOSEPH CAMPAU

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13. GRAND RIVER

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Grand River Ave & Calumet St
Detroit, MI 48208

16. BROOKLYN STREET LOCAL

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1266 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

17. PONY RIDE

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Porter St & Vermont St
Detroit, MI 48216

18. 323EAST // 1xRUN HQ

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1. EASTERN MARKET

Napoleon Street between Riopelle Street and Orleans Street

2. EASTERN MARKET

Riopelle St & Alfred St, Detroit, MI 48207

Riopelle St & Alfred St
Detroit, MI 48207

3. EASTERN MARKET

Erskine Street between Riopelle Street and Orleans Street

4. HAMTRAMCK

Dan Street off of Joseph Campau Street

5. HAMTRAMCK

Joseph Campau Street between Denton Avenue and Hamtramck Drive

6. HAMTRAMCK

Dan Street by Veterans Park

7. HAMTRAMCK

Lumpkin Street between Holbrook Street and Geimer Street

8. HAMTRAMCK

Near Gallagher Avenue by Roosevelt Street and Goodson Street

9. HAMTRAMCK

Joseph Campau St & Goodson St, Hamtramck, MI 48212

Joseph Campau St & Goodson St
Hamtramck, MI 48212

10. HAMTRAMCK

St Aubin St & Caniff St, Hamtramck, MI 48212

St Aubin St & Caniff St
Hamtramck, MI 48212

11. HAMTRAMCK

Joseph Campau St & Casmere St, Hamtramck, MI 48212

Joseph Campau St & Casmere St
Hamtramck, MI 48212

12. JOSEPH CAMPAU

Joseph Campau Street by Evans Park

13. GRAND RIVER

Grand River Avenue by 12th Street

14. GRAND RIVER

Grand River Avenue by Calumet Street

15. GRAND RIVER

Grand River Ave & Calumet St, Detroit, MI 48208

Grand River Ave & Calumet St
Detroit, MI 48208

16. BROOKLYN STREET LOCAL

1266 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

1266 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

17. PONY RIDE

Porter St & Vermont St, Detroit, MI 48216

Porter St & Vermont St
Detroit, MI 48216

18. 323EAST // 1xRUN HQ

East 4th Street between Knowles Street and North Troy Street

19. ICE CREAM TRUCK

Joseph Campau Street by Belmont Street

20. HAMTRAMCK

Casmere Street by Joseph Campau Street

21. RACQUETBALL COURT

Tracks near Veterans Park