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]