If you think, that graffiti is vandalism or ordinary scribbling- welcome to Łódź to change your views.
STREET ART IN ŁÓDŹ Hip- hop culture in the best form ispromoted in Łódź, the city of Poland.
Since 2000, the group of artist from Łódź has been trying to prove thathip- hop isn’t just a music style but it is also the culture and art. In 2001 they painted a murale that shows aboat with many symbols of that city, for example Freedom Square with the Kościuszko monument.
In 2001 that was the world’slargest murale. Now it is thebiggest one in Europe. Over 2000 cans of spray were used to create the painting 30 metres wide and 20 metres high.
The next success of the group was the organization of the festival Meeting of Styles promoting legal graffiti, hip- hop music and breakdance.
In one of the streets of Łódź they opened the gallery, where people could enjoy the views of the best graffitis painters in the world. During that festival the artists painted over more than 2,5thousand square metres of factory hall. Next year the festival moved to Wrocław
OUTLINE COLOUR FESTIVAL The Outline Colour Festival has been taking place in Łódź since 2009. It isone of the biggest international graffitifestivals in Poland, which combines the art of the street painting with hip-hop and reggae music. It is the continuation of the festival Meeting of Styles, but that festival is more significant.