This mural created by MU commemorates the 25th anniversary of L’Itinéraire magazine. L’Itinéraire and its vendors quickly established an important presence in many Montreal communities. Throughout the years, roughly 2,500 people have improved their quality of life by writing for or selling of the magazine. Today, there are 200 vendors working together to sell 24,000 copies every month.
The mural represents a vendor coming out of the frame and off the street, one foot in the margins, present and active in the heart of the city. The margins are symbolically represented by the cutting lines and registration marks used in printing.
This work was conceived and created by Romain Boz, a Montreal-based artist with a 20-year-long passion for street art. In 2011, after studies in sociology and graphic design, he co-founded Garbage Beauty, a socially engaged calligraffiti collective that writes humorous, poetic and philosophical messages on garbage and abandoned furniture left on the side of the city’s streets.