Austin is well known for its diverse collection of murals and street art, and a mural tour is a great way to spend an afternoon in Austin. So, as a courtesy for visitors, we put together a handy little guide to seven of Austin's most iconic murals. The tour starts up north and ends in SoCo at Prima Dora. Enjoy!
1. "Hi, How Are You?", 408 W 21st St
The first mural on our tour is the oldest and most famous. Created by legendary DIY musician Daniel Johnston in 1993, this mural features the quirky character Jeremiah the Frog. The image also graced the cover of one of Johnston's early albums, and became famous when Kurt Cobain wore a "Hi, how are you?" shirt to the MTV music awards.
2. You're My Butter Half, 2000 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
A snapshot in front of the "Butter half" mural is a favorite of romantic couples on vacation in Austin. Located at the United Way for Greater Austin Building, this mural was created by Austin designer John Rockwell in 2012.
3. Historic Sixth Street, 6th & I-35
Austin's Sixth Street has long been a destination for party people and live music fans, and a group picture at this mural is a great prelude to your night out. You may not remember what happened on Dirty Sixth when you wake up hungover in your hotel, but at least you'll have a fun photo to commemorate your night.
4. Greetings from Austin, Capitol of Texas, 1720 S 1st St
This mural, done in the style of a retro postcard, was painted back in 1998. Created by Todd Sanders and Rory Skagen, it is located on the side of Roadhouse Relics.
5. Willie for President, 1423 S Congress Ave.
A new Austin favorite, the "Willie for President" mural was originally created by Jacqui Oakley, Erick Montes, and Joe Swec for the 2016 iteration of SXSW (South by Southwest). If you're in the mood for NY-style pizza, be sure to pop around the corner and check out Homeslice Pizza.
6. I Love You So Much, 1300 S. Congress Ave.
Created in 2010 by Austin musician Amy Cook, a stop at Jo's Coffee for a photo with this mural is mandatory for anyone visiting SoCo. Although the mural was originally a touching message to Amy's partner, the tasty breakfast tacos served up at Jo's Coffee make it equally appropriate as a love letter to the most important food group: TACOS!
7. Love from Austin, 1920 S. Congress Ave.
Our final mural graces the side of Prima Dora itself, and was created by local artist Charlie Copp of Lymbo Clothing in 2016. After you've taken the perfect instagram photo, be sure to come inside to say hello and peruse our fine collection of wonderful and wacky wares.