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    11 Ways Street Art Can Brighten Up Your City

    "Urban transformation," or the art of making strangers smile.

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    American street artist Brad Downey livens up the subway.

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    And this broken pavement.

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    He even makes benches more exciting (and slightly more dangerous).

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    London-based Slinkachu uses tiny models to create miniature scenes within London and New York.

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    Filthy Luker uses large scale inflatables to brighten up Bristol.

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    New York muralist Eric Grohe travels into cities, finds ugly walls...

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    ...and turns them into epic 3D paintings like this one.

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    Russian street artist P183 was a master of urban transformations. Sadly, he died in early 2013 aged just 29.

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    Street artist Megx - real name Martin Heuwold - turned this bridge in Germany into a Lego construction.

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    Photographer Iain Macmillan channelled The Beatles by decorating Abbey Road with this optical illusion of Charlie Brown and the gang.

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    French street artist OaKoAk senses an opportunity for fun in the most mundane urban surfaces.

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    Like walls.

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    And roads!

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    And he loves a Chuck Norris gag. As do we.

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