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Reykjavik Street Art a Wonder to Behold

Posted: Mar. 6th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
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Reykjavik isn't one of Europe's oldest or most well-known capitals, but it carries more than its weight when it comes to art and culture. Despite its comparatively small population of just over 200,000 people, the city has produced a whole generation of artists and art is visible across the city, with street art dominating almost every flat surface.

Reykjavik is home to just 201,000 people (of Iceland’s 318,452) but it punches well above its weight when it comes to the arts. Its musicians, designers, writers, painters and sculptors are world-class and its graffiti artists are producing stunning and startling street art.


Rob Young took the featured image, above. The art reads: “Just look at how the mountains so very mighty be sharp as razors at the top they span the land + sea but don’t forget that though majestic spires, capped in snow … From each and every grain of sand is how they grow.”


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