Hoody inspiration from the street

Bryan Patrick Todd and Kirby Stafford

Part of the reason we love these street murals so much is the fact that they are not something you’d see here in Blighty. These beautiful, traditional, old-store style street murals are very American, which gives them a small town story with grand scope – almost mystical – wonderfulness.

The Kentucky graphic designer Bryan Patrick Todd got together with Kirby Stafford – a legend in hand-painted signs – to create the brilliant series of typographical murals that put steam into the stride of their hometown, Louisville.

Mr Todd first develops the murals on paper before the designs are taken and expanded for the street by Mr Stafford. Their messages are life affirming, optimistic and proud of the town. Meanwhile, the typography is beautifully elaborate and we love the bold orange, blue and red against the jet black walls.

We’d love to see similar murals across the pond is Liverpool, Manchester and Stock-on-Trent. We’d also love to see these on a hoody – especially a black hoody, which gets most of the bad press.

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