Mysterious street artists spread love in New Orleans

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Mysterious Street Artists Spread Love In New Orleans

Love is taking over the streets of New Orleans.

5 PHOTOS
Love signs in New Orleans
See Gallery
Mysterious street artists spread love in New Orleans
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE
SHOW CAPTION +
HIDE CAPTION


Hundreds of mystery signs with the word "love" have appeared all over the city. They first started popping up in April, and though they occupied the same spaces as most street advertisements, they weren't there to sell anything.

One of the two street artists behind the project, who goes by John H., told The Times-Picayune his message is simple: he just wants to spread the love.

He wrote, "As much as people voice profanity, racism, homophobia, or other negative emotions in this city, what is wrong with reminding people of the word LOVE."

He also pointed out that he placed the signs in high-visibility areas, and in places where a lot of violent crimes took place last year. In fact, they two-man team is using New Orleans Police Department crime maps to guide them.

But not everyone is as in-love with the mystery duo's love. Several anti-graffiti advocates splashed some signs with gray paint.

The men told CBS News that that's not going to stop them.

"I believe the power of language and words can transform. And the more you think it, the more you speak it, the more real it becomes."

Also on AOL:
Oklahoma man's lost phone ends up in Japan
Marine's pregnant wife still missing
Waitress fired for posting on Facebook about bad tips
Read Full Story

People are Reading