Some of the best work that I've ever seen has been on the side of a building, and often it wasn't commissioned by anyone legally. In this case, however, that's not the situation. Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra led a team of artists to paint "Etnias," a street mural on a 51-foot tall, 560-foot-wide wall in light of the 2016 Rio Olympics. And because of their efforts, Kobra now owns a Guinness Book of World Records award for largest spray paint mural by a team.
So where do you find a wall that big to cover? Well it's in the Port District of Rio, on the side of an abandoned warehouse, so there's lots of room to be had. But to go for a world's record, you've got to be super prepared, right? And have lots of time to get after it. Just take a moment to check out this time-lapse video to see the magic in action:
The sheer logistics of this whole project is difficult to wrap your head around, and seeing it in time-lapse form doesn't necessarily help. But to make the magic happen, they laid out a grid pattern around the building after putting down a white base, then filled it in with colors from the design. Seriously, that's amazing stuff.