12 Examples of Street Art And Murals About Books, Libraries, And Reading
There are many ways to express that books are an essential part of our life. Street art with books in focus is one of the best.
Whenever you visit a crowded tourist destination, or a little quiet town, and spot a great street art, go make a pic and share it with your friends.
Books are an important part of life. They provoke to think, to argue, to make an opinion, to succeed. This is very well reflected in street art.
If you know of any great street art that should be featured here, please share it with us.
Street art and murals about books, libraries, reading
A stack of books. A mural was created by a German street artist Case Maclaim (Andreas von Chrzanowski), for the 2016 edition of Art (Re)Public project in Jacksonville, Florida.
“Inspired by the history of the city and the local businesses, German artist decided to incorporate elements such as local bookstore as part of his work.” ⇢ Credits and more info.
Curiosity feeds imagination. This awesome piece of street art can be seen in Esch-sur-Alzette, a city in southern Luxembourg.
The artwork was created by the French graffiti artist Mantra, who has found an inspiration in photographs by Marta Bevacqua. ⇢ Credits and more info.
Banned Books Week mural. Poor Richard’s bookstore from Colorado Springs asked street artist Douglas Rouse (aka Rouse 66) to create a mural celebrating Banned Books Week 2015. It decorates the northern wall of the building. ⇢ Credits and more info.
A library bookshelf mural. A mural artist Kelly Poling, created over 50 historical murals across Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska.
One of his most stunning works is a mural for the Savannah branch of the Rollings Hills Consolidated Library. ⇢ Credits and more info.
Mouse reading a book. A gorgeous example of the chalk street art created by David Zinn. The pictures shown above are a part of the series of drawings on the streets of Ann Arbor, Michigan. ⇢ Credits and more info.
The reader. The adorable work of a girl reading a book was created by Jef Aerosol during the 2014 edition of In Situ Art Festival in Fort d’Aubervilliers, Paris. ⇢ Credits and more info.
Transformer books. Art-Facade, mural art studio from Saint Petersburg, Russia, created in 20 days this great book mural art on a transformer sub-station near Rossiysky Prospect.
Instead of bricks, typical for transformer sub-stations, we see the bookshelf full of oversized classic literature titles. “The creative concept design allowed us to put an elegant link between safety regulations and the world’s famous titles.” ⇢ Credits and more info.
Pilsen books. This book-themed mural is a part of an ongoing street art project by the Chicago-based creative collective, Pawn Works. The mural was painted in Chicago, on a lengthy old wall in Pilsen neighborhood. ⇢ Credits and info.
Education is the key to knowledge. Created by street artist Marcin “Barys” Barjasz, in Lódź, Poland. Photo by Regina Lang. ⇢ More info.
Climbing over books. Street art by Andreyante AO, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. ⇢ Credits and more info.
Wall of books. A 10-meter wall made of ceramic books, Amsterdam. ⇢ Photo credits.
School bookshelf. This huge bookshelf was painted in a school yard in Tyumen, by Russian art group Color of the City. ⇢ Credits and more info.