Applause for Under Pressure Graffiti Festival

Pink-paint-bucket-croppedWant to walk around a city to find wall-sized outdoor art? Look no farther than Montreal’s Under Pressure Graffiti Festival.

According to the Canadian festival’s website, “The Under Pressure Graffiti Festival was founded in 1996 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Behind the concept were Montreal graffiti writers Seaz and Flow who felt there was a need for a publically accessible event to help change how graffiti was perceived.”

I don’t know if all the works photographed below were part of the festival, but it was pleasing to wander around the city on a sunny summer day and to discover a laidback skeleton drinking a beer, a primordial bird with trees on its heads and a fish in its belly, or a toucan flying out of a primary colored landscape.

 

Graffiti-skeleton-bird

Men-playing-cards

Lilac-people

Old-lady

Graffiti-funky-tales

Graffiti-monkey

Robot

black-white-2

Window-graffiti

Graffiti-pho

Indian

Graffiti-staircase

Graffiti-foufounnes

Graffiti-grenade

Graffiti-musicians

Graffiti-crime-wave

Graffiti-funky-tales

Graffiti-yellow-man-mouth

Graffiti-green

Woman-Graffiti-Montreal

Graffiti-abstract

Graffiti-squiggles

Graffiti-octopus

Graffiti-bubbles

Graffiti-boxy

Graffiti-cockscomb

Graffiti-teeth

Graffiti-black-blue

Man-wall-Montreal

Graffiti-newt

Graffiti-under-pressure

About Kristine K. Stevens

Book Cover200Kristine is the author of "If Your Dream Doesn't Scare You, It Isn't Big Enough: A Solo Journey Around the World." This nonfiction book tells the story of how she sold her house, quit her job and traveled around the world.

Kirkus Book Review: "... Stevens makes a friendly, relatable narrator ... plenty of colorful stories to make this an enjoyable, inspiring read... An often sweet memoir about finding oneself in many different places."


Next travel book to spotlight Iceland

25817249396_f6c787ef9f_z Kristine broke free from a desk job once again, and this time ended up volunteering in the far corners of Iceland!

Details about the release of this book will be posted on Facebook.