Posted by on September 18, 2013 in Graffiti / Street Art - 2 Comments

“The Weird” Invade Eastern Market with Five New Murals!!

Weird A 11Just when you thought Detroit street art couldn’t possibly get any better, “THE WEIRD” Crew show up from WAY out of town and invade Eastern Market!! Members of this accomplished collective of graffiti-style muralists include: “CONE”, “DXTR”, “FRAU ISA”, “HERR VON BIAS” aka “HRVB”, “LOOK” & “VIDAM” together known as “PEACHBEACH”, “NERD” & “QBRK” together known as “LOW BROS”, “NYCHOS” and “ROOKIE”. Don’t ask us why they prefer all caps to spell their pseudonyms. We have no idea. They just do. Eight of the collective’s members hail from Germany, while “FRAU ISA” and “NYCHOS” call Austria home. Huge thanks to the good people at Detroit’s Inner State Gallery & “1xRUN”  who were instrumental in bringing the crew to town, and the generous Eastern Market business owners who’ve provided the wallspace. While there may be other works lurking around Detroit that we’ve yet to discover, we here at I Love Detroit Michigan Weird F 5know of four mammoth, mind-bending new murals the crew has painted in and around Eastern Market over the Summer, plus one more primo, smaller piece by “DXTR”. What to say about influences? Well, their style is, in our opinion, so far out there we’re hesitant to speculate, but we will say this: we love “Garbage Pail Kids”, too. We’re unclear on titles, so for the purposes of this post we’ve made them up from directly quoted text within each work. Enjoy! ~I♥DM

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Weird A 11. “The Motor City Weird Special”

South and east walls of Motor City Produce at 2611 Russell Street.

By members of “THE WEIRD” Crew, shown here while painting in early July.

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Weird C 42. “Detroit: The Finest In Music Since Ever” (See featured photo at bottom of post)

East wall of Butcher’s Inn at 1489 Winder Street.

By members of “THE WEIRD” Crew.

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Weird D 53. “The Weird: Welcome To Eastern Market” (See featured photo at top of post)

Southwest side of building located at approximately 1350 Gratiot, directly across the street from Historic Trinity Lutheran Church.

By members of “THE WEIRD” Crew.

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Weird E4. “W • I • III • DXTR”

Far southwest garage door of the old “Busy Bee Hardware” Warehouse on the service drive that runs parallel to Gratiot Avenue, just to the southeast, between Rivard Street and Russell.

By “DXTR” of “THE WEIRD” Crew.

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Weird F 25. “The Weird 2013 On Tour”

South wall of Greenbriar Foods at 1801 Division Street.

By members of “THE WEIRD” Crew.

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Dale Carlson grew up along the northeastern shores of Lake Michigan, where at a young age Detroit called out to him in his dreams. In 2008, after extended stays in ten different Michigan cities, the author settled permanently in southeast Oakland County where he currently lives and works in various capacities within the local real estate industry.

2 Comments

  1. MsReese Clark
    Posted November 1, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    I love them!

  2. Posted May 28, 2014 at 1:56 pm

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