Today is Martha Cooper’s birthday. In tribute to the stalwart graffiti photographer, LADY PINK, HOW, NOSM, FREE5, TERROR161, CRASH, DAZE, BIO, FREEDOM and other graffiti writers are currently working on this mural, to be finished later today. The mural was a surprise. They told Martha to come by 12 and there it was.

“It’s more awesome than awesome,” Martha Cooper tells ANIMAL. Here she is with FUTURA.

(Photos: Bucky Turco/ANIMALNewYork)