Colourful messages transform the winding favela streets
Earlier this year Boa Mistura, an urban art collective formed in Madrid, worked on a vibrant community project near São Paulo, Brazil
The collective worked with the children and other residents of Brasilândia Vila, a poor suburb on the outskirts of São Paulo, to fill the narrow streets with colour and words: beleza, amor, doçura, firmeza and orgulho (beauty, love, sweetness, firmness and pride).
These one-point perspective messages are carefully painted to reveal themselves to passers-by as they reach a certain part of the the street. The smiles of the participants clearly say it all.