Jose D. Duran
This mural is brought to you by the Ford Motor Co.

StreetWorks - Commercial Graffiti

So as some of you pointed out last week, the mural I photographed on NE 14th Street was nothing more than a paid advertisement by the Ford Motor Co. I revisited the mural today and you were right. Can't say I'm surprised. (Cue savvy PR talk). What better way to tap into the youth than communicating to them in a familiar way?

The "artwork" is trying hawk the new Ford Focus to a Hispanic audience, even pointing to the viewer to visit fordenespanol.com and instructing them to manejalo -- the Focus that is.

This has piqued my interest in graffiti work used for advertisement. Does anyone know of any other examples around the city that do this?

- Jose D. Duran

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >