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downtown bob dylan mural

from bob dylan posted in art and design by prof_improbable

Located at the corner of 5th St & Hennepin Ave S in Minneapolis, this 5-story mural was completed by by Brasilian artist Eduardo Kobra and crew.

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elephant and bird mural

from murals, ohenry posted in art and design by prof_improbable

Near the industrial section of North Minneapolis, between the river and the freeway, there is this mural of an elephant and a bird by OHenry. That's all I know about it, but its pretty sweet.

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pontikonisi island

from isle of the dead, arnold böcklin posted in art and design by prof_improbable

This small isle off the island of Corfu is likely the inspiration for the Arnold Böcklin series of paintings, "Isle of the Dead."

The real-life tiny isle contains a small chapel amid a cypress grove. The dream-like painting also depicts an oarsman rowing a figure wrapped in white to a structure on an island.

The painting was enormously popular in central Europe in the 1920s, so much so that Vladmir Nabokov said that a print was to be "found in every Berlin home." Adolf Hitler purchased one of the originals for his own; prints hung in the offices of Sigmund Freud, Vladimir Lenin, and Georges Clemenceau.

Another less likely candidate for the inspiration of the location is the island of Ponza in the Tyrrhenian Sea.

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cheetahs eating zebra mural

from broken crow posted in art and design by prof_improbable

Behind the Peace Coffee Shop and Trylon Microcinema is a mural by Broken Crow that depicts some cheetahs feasting on a zebra. Yum...

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pbr mural

from broken crow, pbr posted in art and design by prof_improbable

Painted on the side of the 1029 Bar at this address is a mural done by the Broken Crow design collective.

The mural depicts a duo of squirrels paddling in a Pabst Blue Ribbon can canoe. Either this is a celebration of the wildlife and leisure activities of the area (drinking and canoeing- typically best not mixed), or it is an environmentally conscious commentary. Either way, it's pretty cool.

Here's how they did it.

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