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Massive Mural Collaborations

Street Artists Cope2 and Brainwash Join for 'Never Never Give Up'

— May 20, 2011 — Art & Design
Street artists Cope2 and Mr. Brainwash have teamed up to create the 'Never Never Give Up' mural in the La Brea section of Los Angeles.

Cope2 and Mr. Brainwash are both highly respected and critically adored street artists. Cope2 has been involved in street art for over 20 years, but only began receiving international attention in the mid=90's. His work has appeared in ad campaigns for Adidas and Converse, and also Time Magazine. Mr. Brainwash may be familiar to the casual street art fan who watched Banksy's Exit Through the Gift Shop last year.

The 'Never Never Give Up' mural features a young kid helping lift another as he finishes a tag on the wall. Click through our gallery for a good look at the creation of 'Never Never Give Up' mural, and visit Cope2's website for more information on the collaboration.
Trend Themes
1. Collaborative Mural Art - Collaborative, large-scale murals provide opportunities for street artists to showcase their skills and unique styles while offering a form of public art that invites community engagement.
2. Street Art Tourism - As more large-scale murals are created around the world, street art becomes a draw for tourism and an opportunity for economic development in local communities.
3. Art and Advertising - Collaborations between street artists and brands offer opportunities for disruptive marketing campaigns that attract a younger, more urban audience.
Industry Implications
1. Fine Arts and Museums - Institutions can curate public art installations that promote community engagement and tourism, while also creating opportunities for emerging and established artists to showcase their work.
2. Tourism and Travel - Cities can create street art tours and festivals that attract tourists and support local businesses, including artists, galleries, and restaurants.
3. Marketing and Advertising - Companies can collaborate with street artists to create innovative and engaging ad campaigns that reach younger audiences and align with their brand message.
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