Thursday, 3 December 2009

More Paris street art

A few interesting pieces of Paris street art, the first from the Marais and the others from Montmartre.

Jérôme Mesnager describes his trademark white men as 'a symbol of light, strength and peace'. They have been appearing since 1983, all over the world including China and Egypt. This image includes the words 'dessine moi une democratie' ('draw/design me a democracy'); see it being painted here.

Miss Tic's images also feature a figure - this time female, and usually accompanied by a witty slogan or play on words. She too made her debut in the 1980s; her images are stencilled, while Mesnager works freehand.

1 comment:

Minnie said...

Fascinating, and the French love of punning is a constant delight - love the way it's used, here. Thank you for the introductions, Caroline.