Colorful Murals Appear On Roads Only When It’s Raining

A reason to look forward to rain

South Korean designers are using art to combat gloomier days in Seoul.

They teamed up with Pantone this year to create “Project Monsoon”, for their annual monsoon season that lasts up to three weeks. They used hydrochromatic paint to create large, colourful abstracts on the streets of Seoul that are only visible when it’s raining.

Inspired by South Korea’s culture of emphasizing the importance of the flow of rivers, the paintings utilize Korea’s topographical features that create a flow and puddle of rain water in every street to fill the streets with colour and life,” the artists said.

If you’re ever in Seoul during their rainy season, be sure to grab an umbrella and check out some fancy street art.