Buzz·Posted on May 29, 201311 Ways Street Art Can Brighten Up Your City"Urban transformation," or the art of making strangers smile.by Sam ParkerBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. toxel.com American street artist Brad Downey livens up the subway. 2. toxel.com And this broken pavement. 3. toxel.com He even makes benches more exciting (and slightly more dangerous). 4. London-based Slinkachu uses tiny models to create miniature scenes within London and New York. 5. Via filthyluker.org Filthy Luker uses large scale inflatables to brighten up Bristol. Via filthyluker.org 6. Via ericgrohemurals.com New York muralist Eric Grohe travels into cities, finds ugly walls... Via ericgrohemurals.com ...and turns them into epic 3D paintings like this one. 7. Via Facebook: P183 Russian street artist P183 was a master of urban transformations. Sadly, he died in early 2013 aged just 29. Via Facebook: P183 8. Via megx.de Street artist Megx - real name Martin Heuwold - turned this bridge in Germany into a Lego construction. 9. moillusions.com Photographer Iain Macmillan channelled The Beatles by decorating Abbey Road with this optical illusion of Charlie Brown and the gang. 10. Via oakoak.canalblog.com French street artist OaKoAk senses an opportunity for fun in the most mundane urban surfaces. 11. Via oakoak.canalblog.com Like walls. 12. And roads! 13. And he loves a Chuck Norris gag. As do we.