Eye on the Super Bowl: A Mural in Jersey City

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Eye on the Super Bowl: A Mural in Jersey City

The anticipation for Super Bowl XLVIII in NY/NJ is ramping up, with banners, ads and all sorts of fun stuff sprouting throughout the tri-state area.

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Here we have a gigantic mural at a construction site at Columbus Drive and Marin Boulevard in Jersey City. “Jersey City Welcomes Super Bowl XLVIII,” the mural reads in metallic silver letters with surrounding images of the New York skyline, Vince Lombardi Trophy and NFL logo.

Local artist Abdul Gonsalves, tag name “Paws21,” was commissioned for the piece by the Jersey City Mural Arts program. It took him roughly a week and a half to complete with a mild combination of water-based acrylics and airbrushing, the Jersey Journal reported.

The pop-up Super Bowl mural falls right in line with Jersey City officials’ initiatives to turn the entire city into an “outdoor art gallery,” with street art serving as the core of beautification and cultural education efforts.

Spot something cool touting the Super Bowl in the NYC area? Tweet us at @DuggalNYC as we immerse ourselves in the hype of NY/NJ hosting the first cold-weather Super Bowl in history.