The 15 Most Popular Dolphin Murals in the Philippines

If you’re from the Philippines there’s a good chance you’ve probably already seen or passed by a wall with colorful psychedelic graffiti of dolphins on them.

This type of dolphin advocacy art was made popular by Filipino artist A.G. Sano. After watching a documentary about dolphin abuse he was inspired to paint 23,000 dolphins as his way of protesting against the violence on these creatures.

AG Sano dolphins murals AG Sano Artist

I’ve compiled 15 of the  most popular Dolphin Murals by A.G. Sano i’ve found online:

1.C-5 highway (middle of island) Pasig – lovely to look at but can be distracting and might cause a vehicular accident one day
dolphin mural C-5 Pasig AG Sano

2. Lasalle Zobel – because rich kids love dolphins too
Lasalle Zobel

3. Bacolod
AG Sano Dolphin Murals Bacolod

4. Mother Ignacia – this is warm and unique in contrast to most of Sano’s work which is in blue/cool color tones.
AG Sano Mother Ignacia Quezon City

5. Subic – My favorite. just looks really rockin’!
AG Sano Subic SFPBZ

6. Don Quentin Paredes Highschool – AG Sano doing dancing the dougie
Dolphin murals AG Sano Don Quentin Paredes Highschool

7. Julia Vargas, Pasig City
The sparkle in the eyes make it look more lifelike
Dolphin murals AG Sano Julia Vargas Pasig City

8. Katipunan, QC
Seeing this will get you pumped before entering the basketball court inside
Dolphin murals AG Sano Katipunan Quezon City

9. Matahimik Street (residential )
I really want something like this in my front gate. Mr. Sano, if you’re reading this can you do this for me?
Matahimik Street QC Dolphin murals AG Sano

10. KTMS Campus
Very lively and vibrant
Dolphin murals AG Sano KTMS Campus

11. R.O.X. Store
The blue and white gives the store such a cool mood. Rox is a truly awesome store. Drop by when you go to BGC.
Dolphin murals AG Sano Rox BGC

12. Tagbak

13. UP Rural
Dolphin murals AG Sano UP rural

14. Philippine Surfers Harold’s Mansion,Dumaguete (thanks to Mr Sano for the correction)

15.  Antipolo
Antipolo Dolphin murals AG Sano

I think this is what art should be best used for.  To promote goodness and send a message in an easy digestible way. We used colors and drawings to learn and communicate as kids and it pretty much transfers to adulthood.

Which design is your favorite? Do you know any other artwork similar to this.

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Dustin January 3, 2012 at 3:55 pm

i watched the cove and can see why the artist AG Sano was so inspired to create these artworks http://bit.ly/vzXKTW

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Pinoy and Pinoy January 3, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Nakumpleto na kaya nya yung 23,000 dolphins? hihihi

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Jessie January 4, 2012 at 10:01 am

Opo. as of now nasa 37,000 plus plus ang napaint na. Tuloy tuloy lamang po ang Advocacy. Nakakatuwa kc dati kami ang naghahanap ng pader, ngayon daming invitation to paint yong pader nila. Thank you sa lahat na napukaw ang kaisipan para ikonserba at proteksyunan ang mga marine wildlife tulad nila.

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maye January 4, 2012 at 8:58 am

maraming salamat!!!

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Diane January 4, 2012 at 10:40 am

Passing by these wall paintings sometimes brings tears to my eyes. Its mixed tears of sadness and joy. I remember the horrible experience the dolphins go through yet the beautiful artwork also enables me to celebrate life. Thanks for the post!

http://designpinoy.com/inspiration/the-15most-popular-dolphin-murals-in-the-philippines-sano/

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Julia January 4, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Love ALL of these! THANK YOU SO MUCH Mr. Sano for the gift of your artistic work! I love dolphins and collect them in various forms

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Julia January 4, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Thats I LOVE DOLPHINS!

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beast raz January 4, 2012 at 6:34 pm

bacolod mural! hehehehe…all the best!

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A.G. Sano January 5, 2012 at 11:45 am

thank you very much caleb for spreading our message further…people like you make our difficult job easier and pleasurable.Dolphins and practically every element of God’s creation have voices that can be heard but can never be understood by men and women who are enveloped with apathy…they need us to speak for them.maraming salamat!

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A.G. Sano January 5, 2012 at 11:59 am
A.G. Sano January 5, 2012 at 12:28 pm

hello sir, just want to correct the caption on mural #14…it’s on Harold’s Mansion, in dumaguete instead of “Philippine Surfers”…thanks po! no need to post this message…more power po!

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Caleb January 7, 2012 at 11:16 am

Thank you sir. I’ll update this right now.

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nida February 19, 2012 at 12:11 pm

dolphins shud be loved and watched only, not eaten!!! leave them alone and enjoy the happiness they bring… pls heed!!!!!

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Yelle dela Cruz March 31, 2012 at 6:31 pm
Ginger May 1, 2012 at 1:43 pm

hi caleb! thank you very much for this post!

i believe that AG is a true hero. Thank you very much, AG for brightening our streets and enlightening us with your art. I would also like to join you and your team in painting walls with your dolphins. Will there be a site or a group where i can register to volunteer save our dolphins? thanks and more power!

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