Let’s have more murals in Memphis

Today’s Commercial Appeal describes the “South Main Design Challenge,” a design competition to address blighted properties in Downtown Memphis.  I offer high praise to Paul Morris and the Downtown Memphis Commission for encouraging such projects.  I have a couple of  concepts that could brighten up some of those bare and ugly brick walls  Downtown:

Here is a great new mural on the side of Bari’s building celebrating Overton Square –

Overton Square Mural

And this is a billboard of sorts, advertising Midtown businesses with an artsy touch. Too bad it hasn’t been updated in years, but is still cool looking as well as having a hip Midtown feel.  Would you buy an ad on this wall?

Cooper-Peabody Wall

The I Love Memphis Mural Project has been popular,as well as being a good PR tool for the city.  Urban murals are popping up all over the world, and Memphis could use some more.

 

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