Street artists take on coronavirus with graffiti in Houston and beyond
Sure, memes are fun, but street artists who want to spread messages about the coronavirus outbreak have something more traditional - and permanent - in mind.
In Houston, San Antonio and cities around the world, graffiti artists have taken to the increasingly-empty streets to tell jokes, issue personal hygiene warnings and spread hope through their colorful and sometimes illegal medium.
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Last month, Houston's infamous "Be Someone" graffiti was painted over and replaced with "Wash ur hands;" photos from other cities show the Mona Lisa hiding behind a medical mask, Gollum of "Lord of the Rings" clutching a roll of toilet paper, and various reminders that staying home does indeed save lives.
Check out the photos above for some of the best street art to arise from the coronavirus pandemic.