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With 10 years long experience in graphic design, inspired by the street art movement and alternative music scene, Stephane Koyama-Meyer, also known as Traz, creates interesting visual combinations of bright colors and drawings. He likes to play with letters and chose sentences, so-called motivation quotes, borrowed from philosophers, poems or even hip hop lyrics. With the aim to spread the positive mindset, Stephane wants to give the public the break from their everyday routine.
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Fabio Petani was born in summer 1987 in Pinerolo.

After having obtained the scientific high school degree, he receives an M.A. in Cultural Heritage (Faculty of Humanities) from the University of Turin, with an M.A. thesis on Urban Art and the street culture from the origins to this day. read more

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Before I Die is a global art project that invites people to reflect on their lives and share their personal aspirations in public space. This project was started by Candy Chang on an abandoned house in New Orleans after she lost someone she loved. Learn more here. It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and for­get what re­ally mat­ters to you. After I lost some­one I loved very much, I thought about death a lot. This helped clar­ify my life, the peo­ple I want to be with, and the things I want to do, but I strug­gled to main­tain per­spec­tive. I won­dered if other peo­ple felt the same way. So with help from old and new friends, I painted the side of an aban­doned house in my neigh­bor­hood in New Or­leans with chalk­board paint and sten­ciled it with a grid of the sen­tence “Be­fore I die I want to _______.” Any­one walk­ing by could pick up a piece of chalk, re­flect on their lives, and share their per­sonal as­pi­ra­tions in pub­lic space. read more

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