March 25, 2014

Street art murals for charity Depaul UK

A group of street artists have created murals in East London telling the stories of various young homeless people as part of a campaign for charity Depaul UK, created by Publicis in London.

Each artwork in the campaign focuses on the individual story of a young homeless person, with text giving an insight into the factors that led up to their situation included as part of the murals, which are on display in Dalston and Shoreditch.

The artists involved are Ben Slow, David Shillinglaw, Best Ever (mural shown above), Josh Jeavons, and Jim McElvaney, all of whom gave their time for free.

The artworks all feature a url – streetstories.org.uk – which leads viewers to a website where they can find out more information about the homeless people whose stories appear in the murals, as well as the artists. Visitors to the site can also buy limited edition prints of the artworks, signed by the artists, for £80, with 100% of the money raised going to Depaul UK. As each print is sold, a section of the digital wall featuring the artwork is ‘cleaned’.

Visit streetstories.org.uk to find out more, or depauluk.org for more on Depaul UK.

Credits:
Agency: Publicis
Creative directors: Andy Bird, Pavlos Themistocleous
Creatives: Jolyon Finch, Steve Moss
Photographer: Mark Wesley
Director: Sabira Hud

January 29, 2014

davidkamerov:

MOMMY LOVES YOU.

Unlike the rest of America, New Yorkers are more often home less…

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November 9, 2013

Neunerhaus - Get people from the street.

Project: Staudinger + Franke and Mladen Penev

Campaign for Neunerhaus, an association working voluntarily for homeless people in Vienna.

Agency   EURO RSCG Vienna
Art direction   Robert Wohlgemut

December 17, 2011
paxmachina:

Eugene: East Tremont Bronx
Chris Arnade:

Eugene was panhandling and drinking outside of a Bodega. Homeless, he sleeps either inside the Bodega or in a shelter. He only drinks beer, “never having done any of that other stuff.” The owner of the store tells me he would “trust Eugene with his life, he is the most loyal man I know.” When I asked Eugene about the crown, he said its to show the world that his parents are with him, souls who live in his heart.

paxmachina:

Eugene: East Tremont Bronx

Chris Arnade:

Eugene was panhandling and drinking outside of a Bodega. Homeless, he sleeps either inside the Bodega or in a shelter. He only drinks beer, “never having done any of that other stuff.” The owner of the store tells me he would “trust Eugene with his life, he is the most loyal man I know.” When I asked Eugene about the crown, he said its to show the world that his parents are with him, souls who live in his heart.