I’ve always said that Barcelona has a great street art scene…
And some of the best examples of this come in the form of the shop shutters dotted around the city – rather than just being bland, steel structures you’ll see that several have decorated by local graffiti artists.
Of course these aren’t (generally) crass, messy examples of graffiti scrawled on by wannabe vandals looking to make their mark, but professional pieces that act as another stand-out way to promote that business.
It’s easy to find several examples if you stroll through La Ribera and the Barri Gotic on a Sunday, or early in the morning before opening time. Here’s five examples I found from a Sunday wander.
All photos are copyright of Carl Forbes 2012, 2013.