Reskate Studio’s Glow-In-The-Dark Murals Offer The World A Few Pleasantly Irradiated Surprise
This world could always use a few more beautiful surprises. Surprising glow-in-the-dark murals created in the urban wild? Yes, that’s a fine start.
Known together as Reskate Studio, Javier de Riba and Maria López have added more than meets the eye to some seemingly ordinary creations and gifted us a welcome distraction from the dying embers of 2016’s ongoing worldwide dumpster fire. Phosphorescent paint activates as darkness descends over each picture to reveal luminous illustrations that remain hidden in the light. For those who have never pondered what illuminates certain materials in the shadows, phosphors such as doped strontium aluminate or silver-activated zinc sulfide generate a radiant pale green or blue color when combined. It’s actually an ongoing effect, but one that bright sunlight, in particular, makes incredibly difficult to detect.
Cover them in inky darkness, on the other hand? Voila! Prettier living through science.