Franco Cozzo mural in Footscray

Despite news last year that Franco Cozzo’s Footscray building is up for sale, it appears the store is sticking around for now.
Franco Cozzo store, Footscray, June 2015

Recently I noticed work being done on a mural on the eastern side of the building…
Franco Cozzo mural being painted, Footscray, May 2015

Now completed, it looks rather splendid.
Franco Cozzo mural, Footscray, June 2015
(See this larger)

Note the roller door, which when closed, shows Franco’s words from the ad “Grand Sale! Grand Sale!”
Franco Cozzo mural, Footscray, June 2015
(See this larger)

A couple of weeks ago, the man himself posed in front of it. (Source: Maribyrnong Leader)
Franco Cozzo poses with mural, May 2015 (Maribyrnong Leader)

Further along the same street is more street art celebrating local landmarks, including a Hitachi train (tagged, alas) and you might notice a small tribute to “Sinch”, who was electrocuted while train surfing.
Mural, Footscray, June 2015

Perhaps more palatable to some is this rendition of the old Olympic Doughnuts van.
Olympic Doughnuts, mural, Footscray, June 2015

There’s actually a fair bit of street art around Footscray and the inner-west; it’s worth looking out for if you’re in the area. Here’s a piece I spotted in Yarraville recently.
Street art, Yarraville

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2 Replies to “Franco Cozzo mural in Footscray”

  1. I guess it must be an age thing, as the so called street art just looks ugly to me. Immortalising a train surfer is only going to encourage the practice. But, yes, the old doughnut van mural is “more palatable” of the items shown.

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