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I’m really inspired by the perfect 3D illusion created by Felipe Perdomo and Ausias Pérez of D.O.C.S. for the Festival Cuarto Asalto in Spain. Using just spray paint, the artists create organic lettering that appears to be growing on the wall. Here’s one of the artists in action and a closeup of one of the letters:
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The piece reminds me of the moss graffiti tutorial we ran in CRAFT Volume 04.

Goli Mohammadi

I’m senior editor at MAKE and have worked on MAKE magazine since the first issue. I’m a word nerd who particularly loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon as a whole. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for the ideal alpine lake or hunting for snow to feed my inner snowboard addict.

The maker movement provides me with endless inspiration, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. The specific beat I cover is art, and I’m a huge proponent of STEAM (as opposed to STEM). After all, the first thing most of us ever made was art.

Contact me at goli (at) makermedia (dot) com.


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  1. Ann says:

    LOVE this piece, and I loved the moss graffiti tutorial too, but does it actually work? The article in CRAFT featured moss freshly laid in the ground, and I’ve seen examples of eco-graffiti artists using a buttermilk and moss-spore “paint” on concrete, but does it actually grow? I love the idea of moss graffiti, but I have yet to find an image of a lasting example. Has anyone else seen it?

  2. Goli Mohammadi says:

    Hi Ann,
    Thanks for your comment! I too love the moss graffiti piece (and will run it as a Flashback feature next week to introduce it to folks who haven’t seen it). The author of that article, Helen Nodding, does say that the design she created took about 6 weeks to grow into its final form. In the right type of moist environment, the piece should continue to flourish as regular moss does.
    Cheers,
    Goli