TECH | GOOGLE MAPS GLOBAL GRAFFITI WITH THE STREET ART PROJECT

June 18, 2014  |  Streets, Tech

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The best and worst part about street art is that it's temporary. Its the ephemeral nature of the medium that gives it a sense of immediacy but makes the movement incredibly difficult to archive—until now. In an effort to document the global street art phenomenon, the Google Cultural Institute has just launched The Street Art Project, a rapidly expanding digital archive of more than 5,000 images found in the wild on all manner of surfaces captured by Google’s Street View cameras and submitted by users that are permanently stored in a database and publicly searchable by artist and location. Click here to get in on the action...

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