It’s not news that Google has a creative streak, but the tech giant’s foray into street art comes as a bit of a surprise. In an effort to catalog street art before it disappears, the Google Street Art Project features audio tours, online exhibitions, stories about the street artists, collections of street art from around the world, animated street art, and more.
Google Art Project’s Street Art has doubled its online archive of street art around the world to nearly 10,000 works. The project, which utilizes Google Street View to capture short-lived works of guerrilla art on five continents, allows for admirers around the world to appreciate pieces of highly localized artworks. Google’s Street Art also pinpoints the exact location of street art for in-person admiration.
The Street Art Project is part of the Google Cultural Institute, which aims to help people “[d]iscover exhibits and collections from museums and archives all around the world…from hidden gems to masterpieces.” Here’s a sample of the project’s offerings.
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