Mural in Springfield to immortalize iconic local photo ads

Over on Worthington Street in Springfield six local artists are bringing ghost images back to life. The resurrection aims to showcase the history of the City of Firsts. The artists garnering inspiration from old Springfield ads for this restoration mural project. John Simpson, the Chief Artist of the project, told 22News, “It’s important to Springfield because it just brings us back in time, we are not just a deteriorating city, we can renew ourselves and we can create new spots for people to hang out and bring color into the downtown.” Artist and Professor John Simpson had a vision to rework some of the old photography ads on the wall of what once was once a five floor photography supplies building called Bloom. He formed a strong team of local artists from different backgrounds to bring back to life the iconic advertisements that once graced the walls of this historic building.

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