45 Pieces of Urban Art Making The World More Beautiful

The city can be a grey place at the best of times. These artists are attempting to add a splash of colour to monotone skylines.

1 | Stained Glass Electrical Towers by Ail Hwang, Hae-Ryaan Jeon and Ghung Ki Park [Münster, Germany]


2Source: Gunter Pilger

Yarn Bombing


4Source: Dan Machold

Yarn bombing is a type of graffiti that employs colourful yarn rather than paint.

Books used to fill in the cracks an old library [Russia]


Buildings painted to look like faces by Nikita Nomerz [Russia]


7Source: Nomerz

Globe Park by Francois Abelanet [Paris, France]

8This park in Paris may look like a 3D Globe, but it’s actually flat.


Beautified Storm Drains by Anderson Augusto and Leonardo Delafuente [Brazil]



12Source: Anderson Augusto

Tanbo Rice Paddy Art [Japan]


14By growing different types of rice, some farmers transform their flooded fields into works of art.

Canopy Of Umbrellas by Sextafeira Produções [Portugal]

15Source: Cristina Ferreira

16Source: Cristina FerreiraSource: Patricia Almeida

“Red, Yellow and Blue” by Orly Genger [USA]



19This colorful, zigzagging wall is made of 1.4 million-square-feet of naval rope, dyed with 3,000 gallons of paint.

Phone Booth Aquarium by Kingyobu [Japan]

20Source: facebook.com/kingyobu

“Harmonic Convergence” by Christopher Janney [USA]

21This piece of art is a 72-foot-long glass window wall fitted with stained glass of over 150 colors.

Origami Art by Mademoiselle Maurice [Paris, France]


23Mademoiselle Maurice spends days folding and assembling origami into creations that bring colour to urban areas.

“The Healer” Tower Block Art by Bezt and Pener [Poland]


25Two Polish street artists came together to paint this amazing piece on the side of an old, ugly apartment building, transforming it into a work of art.

LEGO used to fill in cracks by Dispatch Work [Arnsberg, Germany]


Dispatch Work

27Source: Dispatch Work

Beautified satellite dishes


Nature in the Concrete Jungle


Beautified electrical boxes by Mona Caron [San Francisco, USA]

30Source: Mona Caron

31Source: Mona Caron

“Painting Reality” by Akiz Ikon [Berlin, Germany]

32Akiz Ikon spilt 500 liters of eco-friendly paint at an intersection in Berlin, this was the result.

Beautifying railings by Zebrating [Germany]

33Source: Zebrating

34Source: Zebrating

35Source: Zebrating

Turning cracked sidewalks into art by Alexey Menschikov [Russia]

36Source: Alexey Menschikov

37Source: Alexey Menschikov

Lego Bridge by Martin Heuwold [Wuppertal, Germany]

38Source: reddit.com

Colorful Petrol Station by Maser Art [Limerick, Ireland]



Stained Glass Phone Booths by Jesse Olwen [South Korea]


Chandelier Street Lamps by Werner Reiterer [Austria]


Beautifying Traffic Bollards

43Source: imgur.com

44Source: imgur.com

45Source: imgur.com

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Author: MMK

Architecture & Design was started by an Afghan entrepreneur, he believes that wellbeing is affected by the spaces we spend our time in and that their design is an important notion to consider with regards to our personal comfort and happiness – whether we are at home, at work or at play.

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