For those of you who reside in Vancouver, chances are you’ve seen Mega McGrath‘s handwritten lyrics on some of the busiest streets of the diverse and friendly city. Driven by her love for graffiti and rap music, the designer and text artist has been putting up massive wheatpastes of famous hip hop lines as part of her Street Script project, purely hoping to connect with her surroundings. “If one person sees [my art] and feels understood by it, I think I did my job,” say McGrath. “And that’s what makes me happy.”
One signature trademark of McGrath’s work is that they’re always huge and unmissable. Constantly looking for new ways to present her work, the artist has recently moved on from poster-bombing to doing guerrilla projections in different spots of Vancity. Treating the urban environment as her canvas, she’s collaborated with photographer Frankie F to create a series of six blown-up designs especially for HYPEBAE, featuring lyrics of some of the biggest hip hop queens of our time. Through the words of Nicki Minaj, Kehlani, Princess Nokia and the like, the street art project reflects upon the incredible power of femininity.
Watch above to learn more about the badass creative and her work. To see more from McGrath, be sure to check out her beautifully-designed Rap Calendar.
- Rosanna Peng/@rosizzle
- Rosanna Peng, Jeremy Jude Lee/@jjudelee
- Jeremy Jude Lee, Frankie F/@wheresfrankie_
- Teresa Lam/HYPEBAE