“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy”  – Anne Frank

I met a few friends in up-and-coming Hayes Valley last Saturday to venture over to the 160th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  We got a quick brunch and started walking over to Civic Center, when I saw this beautiful wall across from Patricia’s Green.  I made everyone stop for a few seconds to snap a quick photo and figure out what BRIG HTERFA STER meant. (Yes, It really did take me a few seconds).  The mural brightened up both the parking lot and my day.

When I returned to the intarwebz, I discovered that what I had assumed was run-of-the mill street graffiti by some kid was actually the work of Ben Eine, a London-based artist who has been working with Banksy for years.  This work, Brighter Faster, was just put up last week, and he has been covering the rest of the city in letters and happy faces too.  See the rest of his work in San Francisco and an entertaining interview here.