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Cool Google Project Lets You Explore Los Angeles' Street Art

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Google is stepping up their game in the street art world. Their collection of images of public art around the world just doubled this week, and you can explore it all on their nifty map without even leaving your seat.

Some of the local street art you can see comes from the likes of Shepard Fairey and Kent Twitchell, and features artwork along huge buildings and freeway walls. There are over 400 Los Angeles pieces in the mix.

The interactive map lets you navigate through cities where you can click on a pin and it'll show you the image of the street art. The photos are accompanied by details of the work, including the artist's name. You can also go on audio and visual tours in the Google Art Project and check out in-depth stories about art projects in different cities here.

The Google Art Project launched last June, but at that time, they only had 5,000 photos of street art and outdoor murals. Now, they're up to 10,000 images. According to Google's blog, 85 art organizations from 34 countries are sharing images with the behemoth tech company. Some of the SoCal groups helping out Google include Wende Museum in Culver City, the Pasadena Museum of California Art, and the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, the L.A. Times reported.

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