Outdoor Color Inspiration: Austin Street Art

Outdoor Color Inspiration: Austin Street Art

Adrienne Breaux
Apr 24, 2012

With the weather getting so darn lovely outside lately, I've been spending time in my neglected-during-the-winter-months outdoor areas cleaning them up and dreaming about what sort of designs I might incorporate this spring. Feeling the need for some bold color inspiration, I hopped on over to a favorite spot of mine in Austin — and grabbed some shots so you could get inspired, too!

Austin's Castle Hill graffiti, sometimes called Foundation graffiti, is a neat area of not-quite-developed land on Baylor Street just outside downtown Austin in an area called Castle Hill (named after the decidedly castle-looking building that used to be the Texas Military Institute, which towers rather gracefully over the tiered, abandoned lot.)

Full of weeds, concrete ruins and a whole lot of potential, Castle Hill is a big draw for street artists, from the anonymous local variety to larger names like Shepard Fairey, who have tagged these crumbling walls and pipes with their colorful hues and imaginative graphics. Now a favorite spot for fashion and engagement photo shoots, the area's home to plenty of outdoor area color inspiration if you're looking to add some bold hues (also totally acceptable to grab indoor room inspiration from here, too!).

(Images: Adrienne Breaux)

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