See How Those Mind-Bending 3D Murals Are Made

Some of our favorite murals are the ones that deceive your eyes. You're walking along when suddenly you spot a hole to another universe in the sidewalk or see a 3D object hovering in the air — only to realize that it's just paint against a flat surface. Watch these videos to see how those illusions come to » 3/18/15 3:00pm 3/18/15 3:00pm

The Most Inspiring Space-Themed Murals From Ex-Soviet Bloc Countries

Across Russia and the Eastern Bloc, the Soviet side of the space race was celebrated in massive, colorful murals. And while some of them are starting to crumble, they still stand as inspiring visions of human progress. » 1/15/15 3:00pm 1/15/15 3:00pm

Muralist Captures the Wonder of Reading

The Melancholy, Crumbling Remains Of Great Socialist Murals

Once, they beamed optimism from walls all across the Eastern Bloc. These murals depicted Socialist progress, and allowed the great Communist leaders to look down on their people from everywhere. But now, they're fallen into ruin. Check out the disintegrating beauty of great Socialist murals. » 5/02/14 3:30pm 5/02/14 3:30pm

The Most Retro-Futuristic DMV in America

In 1979, two artists covered a Southern California building with futuristic murals. They painted moon motorcycles, high-tech highways, and spaceships that would look right at home in Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. But as delightfully retro-futuristic as the building is on the outside, what happens inside may… » 3/06/14 3:35pm 3/06/14 3:35pm

Walls of Wonder: Amazing Science Fiction and Fantasy-Themed Murals

Our love for science fiction and fantasy knows no boundaries — so it's only fitting that we cover our walls with it. Some of the coolest fan art in the universe has been painted or stenciled on walls in public spaces, as well as bedrooms. » 12/23/11 9:00am 12/23/11 9:00am

Classy Marvel comics murals say: "I'm an adult, sort of"

Now here's an easy way to transition from tattered, tapped posters to geeky elegance. Retire your ratty clippings for a retro throwback mural from Marvel. Choose from Captain, Thor, Spider-Man the Fantastic Four and more! » 1/27/11 9:45am 1/27/11 9:45am

A Bright Vision Of An Eco-Friendly Utopia

Images of utopian futures have been springing up all over San Francisco, and they're the work of muralist Mona Caron. Her Church Street mural (near 15th. street) includes a utopian future straight out of Ecotopia » 8/14/08 2:00pm 8/14/08 2:00pm. And now her new Noe Valley dyptich includes bicycle-powered electricity, "Relaxed transit" and a giant…