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Letters Lifesaving graphic design

Street art for promoting health in communities in the West

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 24 October 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j4884

Ars longa, vita brevis (Hippocrates)

Life has strife, but art has smarts. With talent and palette, artists turn our common aversion to pain into an uncommon vision of paint. With poignant oils, idyllic acrylics, charming charcoals, playful pastels, and stellar stencils with colored pencils, artists communicate, commemorate, contemplate, and celebrate God's consecrated but complicated Creation.

Competing interests: No competing interests

13 February 2018
Hugh Mann
New York, NY, USA