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Highway Memorial

21 August 2012

312 Rhinos have been killed during the first seven months of 2012. Frustrated by the rampant poaching of South Africa’s rhinos, the Green Renaissance team wanted to generate awareness for this cause.

Armed with steel wire scrubbing brushes, and cut out stencils, we created reverse graffiti images along the side of the N2 highway, near the Cape Town Airport. A total of 312 crosses were scrubbed – each cross a mark for one rhino killed. This activation will be an evolving reminder, updated monthly to raise awareness for the plight of Rhinos.

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Reverse graffiti is an art form that removes dust or dirt rather than adding paint.

If you would like to make use of these stencils to create your own reverse graffiti images, contact us and we will gladly send you electronic copies of our stencils.

Thanks to Head On Design, Sharon Boonzaier Design, and Love Design for their help in designing and cutting the stencils.