São Paulo’s Storm Drain Graffiti

Here at Tripping, we love exploring new places by foot and seeing cities through the eyes of locals. When we come across something that doesn’t make it into most guidebooks – such as cool street art – we’ll share it with you here.

A few weeks ago we wrote about the anonymous graffiti artist Banksy, who has created works of art in the UK and around the world. Today, we want to spotlight a different kind of street art: Storm Drain Graffiti in São Paulo, Brazil.

From bunnies to bears to storm drains brushing their teeth, these pieces of art are transforming the streets of Brazil’s largest city. Leonardo Delafuente and Anderson Augusto, aka 6EMEIA, are the ones responsible for brightening the streets of São Paulo’s inner city with drains like these:




If we were to walk around your city today, what would we see?

  • Mark Rojas

    Super cool idea. I love creative art. I know it sounds like a contradiction, but really it’s not))

  • frugalbargainer

    Being from the San Francisco Bay Area, my favorite “street” art lately are the banksy’s throughout San Francisco and the Chinatown exhibit going on now through September 2010. Check out Arts in Storefronts @ http://www.sfartscommission.org/CAE/category/art-in-storefronts/