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GIANT MURAL IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK BY RETNA

by Ariadna Zierold

The latest addition to Copenhagen is a brand new mural by RETNA.

retna, mural, copenhagen, denmark, the citrus report, upper playground

Painting in the district of Aldersrogade, the Los-Angeles based artist created yet another beautiful artwork showing some of his signature typography-based imagery.

“I want my text to feel universal. I want people from different cultures to all find some similarity in it—whether they can read it or not.”

retna, mural, copenhagen, denmark, the citrus report, upper playground

Retna has become known for his long and geometric script, which he developed while looking towards Egyptian and Native American traditional symbols. Though his marks resemble the calligraphy of multiple cultures (and he maintains that he composes his works in English and Spanish), the writing does not belong to a particular language.