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 –
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?
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.