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Are you ready for a new kind of street are that”s both artsy and beautifies your city? Enter “reverse graffiti.” It sounds kind of strange, right? How does one exactly reverse graffiti? Wait until you see it.

Instead of creating art by adding paint to a wall, artists scrub off the dirt caked onto walls, sidewalks, and streets. With a lot of elbow grease (or possibly power washers), artists are taking street cleaning to a whole new level.

The resulting negative space is turned into an amazing, temporary work of art. Not to mention it”s a legal gray area for the artists. I mean you can”t get arrested for cleaning walls right? Artists use an array of different methods to clean the dirt off their canvasses including bleach, power washers, metal brushes, and sandpaper.

1. Art with a message. Literally.

Art with a message. Literally.

2. The flames make the car go faster.

The flames make the car go faster.

3. It can see you.

It can see you.

4. Peaceful landscape.

Peaceful landscape.

5. Pikachu from Pokemon.

Pikachu from Pokemon.

6. Just a friendly reminder to drive your electric car.

Just a friendly reminder to drive your electric car.

7. Too many chairs.

Too many chairs.

8. The Joker from Batman.

The Joker from Batman.

9. I”m not sure what”s going on here, but it looks beautiful.

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10. Abstract.

Abstract.

11. Give love a chance.

Give love a chance.

12. Bender from Futurama.

Bender from Futurama.

13. Gorgeous.

Gorgeous.

14. Wonderful tree.

Wonderful tree.

15. Reverse graffiti flower blooming in the sun.

Reverse graffiti flower blooming in the sun.

16. Remember.

Remember.

17. Just imagine how long it must take to do one of these.

Just imagine how long it must take to do one of these.

18. Batman.

Batman.

19. Godzilla attacks!

Godzilla attacks!

20. A detailed seagull.

A detailed seagull.

21. Calvin and Hobbs.

Calvin and Hobbs.

22. This is how the artist made them. He taped the shape down, then cleaned around it.

This is how the artist made them. He taped the shape down, then cleaned around it.

23. Classic art, reimagined.

Classic art, reimagined.

24. Haunting.

Haunting.

25. The Man Of Steel.

The Man Of Steel.

26. Well, you”re welcome I guess.

Well, you

27. Intricate pattern.

Intricate pattern.

28. A bit morbid, don”t you think?

A bit morbid, don

29. That”s kind of scary.

That

30. Beautiful butterflies.

Beautiful butterflies.

(Via: Distractify)

Sometimes, what”s not there is just as beautiful as what is there. Wow. … not to mention, this would certainly make cleaning a lot more fun. Make sure to share this one on Facebook by clicking below.

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