The Palais Brongniart, formerly the buiding that housed the Paris Stock Exchange, has been given a street art makeover for the summer, thanks to a design project called Street Packing, a collaboration between the Paris council and the city’s EPSAA school of graphic design.
Destined to be an annual summer event, Street Packing is a street art project organised by the Paris council and the EPSAA.
This year, eighteen projects by second-year design students were submitted, and four were selected to beautify the fourteen columns (and a few windows) of the west-facing façade of the Palais Brogniart. Even the nearby newspaper stands and bus stops will have the same livery!
The first design to be showcased is from this year’s winner Léa Degez. Her piece is ten metres high and thirty-five metres long, with stylised cogs meant to remind one of the workings behind the stock exchange of yore.
Make sure you get down there before 30th August 2019 😀