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See Wynwood Walls’ Stunning Street Art in Miami

Recently a rundown textile and manufacturing area in Miami, a graffiti explosion helped transform it into the Wynwood Arts District.

The outdoor walls at Wynwood's Jose De Diego Middle School have been transformed into huge canvases, each meticulously painted, with some murals focusing on typography – featuring inspirational statements, like "Believe"

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Now one of the most exciting street art and graffiti meccas in the country, Miami’s Wynwood area hasn’t just been revitalized for artists and art-lovers. See how local creators collaborated to completely transform a local middle school’s campus – and what inspires their vibrant work.

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Santiago Rubino

Santiago Rubino, born in Argentina, has a more melancholic tone; in his sensuous, surreal and monochromatic pieces, he explores the mysteries of life, challenging the viewer to question everything.

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In Studio

“I always challenge myself … it’s all problem solving,” he tells Rolling Stone, referring to himself as a “masochist.”

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FL.Mingo

Taking a cue from Banksy, FL.Mingo has remained anonymous thus far; for her, tagging is her primary medium.

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The Flamingo

She continues to use her flamingo with a crown symbol because she says she needed something instantly recognizable and distinctly “Miami.” FL.Mingo artwork is still featured at the Wynwood Walls area – but to Mingo, that’s not the real Wynwood.