Delinquent Grandmothers Living A Secret Life As Graffiti Artists… And It’s EPIC.

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What does your grandmother do in her spare time? Maybe she takes a water aerobics class. Maybe she knits. Maybe (hopefully) she sits around all day and figures out ways to constantly smell like lilacs and always have a baked good and tea ready for you.

Whatever your granny does, odds are, she doesn't do this.

This group of pioneering creative grandmothers in Lisbon, Portugal have formed a "graffiti gang." Their initiative offers graffiti workshops to senior citizens so they can express themselves and blow off some steam. Recently, a photographer followed these artistic grandmothers around the city, and the photos are pretty incredible.


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The group is called LATA 65. Lata means "can" in Portuguese, and this group is focused on letting senior citizens know that there's nothing they can't do.

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The group teaches street art to various groups of senior citizens around the country.

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The art that these senior citizens create is interesting and contemporary.

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The group makes their own stencils and creates their own tags, so people can recognize their work throughout the city.

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The group has already introduced this part of youth culture to over 100 senior citizens throughout the city.

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Of course, grandfathers are invited, too.

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The group even passes out these cute buttons to spread awareness about their cause.

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LATA 65 is adding vibrancy, color, and life to some of Lisbon's more run-down neighborhoods.w

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The final results of their work is truly incredible, like this amazing mural.

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One group member chose the tag "Armando," to honor her late husband.

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LATA 65 believes that passing on knowledge like this to the elderly can help bridge the generation gap.

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They also hope to do away with stereotypes and cliches about older people in the community.

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Here's 24 photos of the most awesome street art creations.