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In the previous Covid Economy Booster post we showed some amazing photographs posted on Dublin’s unused poster sites delivering win-wins for the community, the artists and the sponsors.
We also mentioned metal shutters could use some art too. This post is now going to show some amazing art posted on walls (and shutters) around Dublin and elsewhere. These initiatives lift the mood of passers by, employees, residents, tourists (when they return), the artists themselves and sponsors if they find any.
DublinWalls.com is a photo collection of Dublin Walls created by talented artists. These murals embellish the Irish capital city of Ireland and are part of ICHH
Isn’t this the ultimate selfie to send to your friends? Creating the ‘shared experience’ … shouldn’t it be branded? What do you think? At least with the artist’s name, a sponsor’s name or even the artist’s website? This way we might be able to fund more artists to post their art. Brands supporting art. Even brands commissioning art (perhaps like the beautiful Dhali Guinness mural (see at the end). WDYT?
The contemplative space gardener. Makes you stop and think doesn’t it? That, in my opinion is part of the purpose of art.
This definitely brightens up the street, seeing the Rolling Stones smiling down on us all. It also brands and promotes JJ Smyth’s pub as one of Dublin’s best music venues. It’s a win-win-win.
You are not the only busy guy or girl out there. There’s busy elephants too. Am sure the artist had his/her own idea when creating this beautiful image. Perhaps, if you are out there and you know what the meaning of this wonderful image is – please let me know what is this about? Again this art makes you stop and think.
Although this post is primarily about Dublin. Many of its artists (example these photos) are from all over the world. Meanwhile a quick mural from Belfast that I absolutely love – don’t know why but it’s great. If anyone knows who created this, please tell me and we’ll post a link to his/her site.
Please send me in your photos of anything that brightens up a street, an alley-way , a wall, a window or even a just a door. As marketers, we can brighten up our streets and support our brands and /or help spread important messages simultaneously. I will publish another blog post with lots of creative ideas from Dublin, Belfast, Dundalk, London and elsewhere.
A final stunner, again from Belfast. This panoramic Guinness mural adds some intrigue to the alleyway, supports the community, the pub beside it, the artist, the brand itself…. it’s a win-win-win.
Dublin Walls Map
Back to Dublin, the ever-evolving DublinWalls.com Map with the current murals displayed across the Dublin City map with their exact location and a preview of the artistic image. The Dublin Walls’ Street Art Map contains 4 alternative Walking Routes to visit Dublin through its talkative walls (also some really cool speciality coffees on the way!).
More images (and stories) in the next post. I can send you an alert if you enter your email in the ‘Subscribe to Marketing Insights’ .
As they say in London, ‘always look up’ to see hidden gems like the above brickwork which tells a story, triggers a question and adds value for the observant passer-by.
This door painting removes the negative feeling of a derelict old house, lightens the load of the locals and adds value to the tourist experience. Another win-win-win.
Words Add Value
Now this is a truly extraordinary train station as it uses words to provoke the romance of train journeys, forgotten by many. I will write a separate post on Dundalk’s amazing train station with photographs of words peppered across the platforms, waiting rooms and entrance – all provoking romantic thoughts – for those observant travellers.
Lights Add Value
There is no doubt that lighting catches the eye, attracts attention and attracts some customers as demonstrated by this Dublin pub opposite what was the Technolgical University Dublin (formerly know as Dublin Institute of Technology).
Silver Shutters Win-Win
We will look at Great Covid Idea: Silver Shutters as a separate post later. If you enter your email address in the ‘Subscribe to Marketing Insights’ form, I will send you an alert re any new posts.
Oscar Wilde Would Have Approved
Do you think Oscar Wilde, one of Dublin’s many great writers, was correct when he suggested that:
“Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.”
His statue in St Stephen’s Green (Dublin) is one of those rare #talkingstatues (he calls you on your mobile if you swipe the code).
The Grey Area Project
is a Community Art Project registered charity supporting Dublin’s homeless. With a % of proceeds going to @ichhdublin (Inner City Helping Homeless) Visit www.ichh.ie or to donate/support go to www.ichh.ie/donate or see instagram greyarea_project .
DublinWalls.com has a street map with directions for walks to see various murals. Follow #DublinWallsCollection on Instagram for on the spot information
Luli took a lot of photographs of street art in Dublin. Luli stumbled across a Banksy mural one morning, in the middle of temple bar, close to the Mezz . Luli kindly gave us permission to use her instagram photos @lulimarin86 Follow #streetartaroundtheworldbylulimarin & #dublinwallscollection www.lucianamarin.com contains an intriguing collection of street art entitle #StreetArtChaser
10 of Dublin’s most famous statues have been given the gift of the gab! Pass a Talking Statue, swipe your smartphone on a nearby plaque and presto, get a call back from James Joyce (written by Roddy Doyle and voiced by Gabriel Byrne), Oscar Wilde (written by John Banville and voiced by Andrew Scott), or Fidelity on the O’Connell Monument (written by Paula Meehan and voiced by Ruth Negga)! Each has a story to tell. Together, they tell Dublin’s story.