This Vivid Mural Was Designed to Prevent Crime in the Area

By: Mishal Omar - Sep 9, 2016
References: hyperallergic & fastcodesign
The Electric Street Mural created by the artist David Guinn and lighting designer Drew Billiau offers an interesting way to prevent crime in the area it is located in.

The mural is placed on Percy Street in South Philadelphia, an isolated alleyway in which illicit activities sometimes take place. The mural covers a portion of a brick wall with a pattern made up of bright LED lights that change color every ten minutes. The purpose of the Electric Street Mural is to increase foot traffic in the area and as a result, to prevent the likelihood of secretive illegal activities taking place there.

This street mural provides lovers of photography and social media with a unique visual backdrop for their photos while potentially creating a more safe environment for residents of the area it is placed in.