Around 20 artists had earlier painted entire buildings and public walls, in a bid to promote street art.

Monument of Love in Hyderabad City gets new sculpture at Tank BundImage: Facebook/St+art India
news Culture Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 07:36

A unique typographical structure titled ‘Love Hyderabad’ was installed in the city at Tank Bund on Friday.

The structure was inaugurated by Telangana IT minister KT Rama Rao, in the presence of Hyderabad Mayor Bonthu Rammohan and other officials.

“We want to make Tank Bund beautiful and a place for amusement and recreation for the people. HMDA and GHMC will work together to beautify the city and increase the tourist spots in Hyderabad,” KTR was quoted as saying.

The Deccan Chronicle reported that the structure was designed by artist Hitesh Malaviya in collaboration with Hanif Kureshi

“This icon cuts across all demographics and language barriers. The heart is a universal symbol of love, used by everyone, from the Roadside Romeo to Milton Glaser, to represent love. The idea behind this work is to incorporate the love symbol (heart) into Devanagari script. Instead of the Latin script, the transliteration of love in Devanagari adds a multilingual, fun aspect which imbibes elements from our Hinglish speaking generation and popular culture,” DC quotes the designer as saying.

For the past week, around 20 artists gathered in the city, and painted entire buildings and public walls, in a bid to promote street art. 

Part of the St+art Festival, the festival brought together 9 Indian and international artists and 10 local artists from Telangana, to reinvent public spaces.  

Read - In Images: Hyderabad gets a makeover as street artists gather in the city



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