French urban stencil artist Jean-François Perroy, better known under the pseudonym Jef Aérosol, is a first-generation street artist who began bringing his art to the streets in the early 1980s. He is considered a pioneer of what is now called “urban art” and he remains a reference and an influence among street artists of the younger generations. Northeastern commissioned Jef Aérosol to install a large-scale stencil on the Huntington Avenue side of Cargill Hall, as well as some of his signature stencils around campus. Northeastern’s Public Art Initiative sprang from President Aoun’s commitment to making the campus a canvas for visual expression that is innovative, dynamic, entrepreneurial, and engaged with the world.