For many kids (and now adults), Street Fighter is one of the most iconic arcade games of all time. Last weekend, San Francisco lifestyle boutique Bait paid tribute to the game by throwing a Street Fighter event featuring an art exhibition, mini tournament which was streamed live with onsite commentary, and a personal appearance by series producer Ono-san.
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Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra recently completed this gigantic 170 ft mural on Paulista Avenue, one of Sao Paulo's busiest streets. The colorful piece is a tribute to Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, who passed away last December at the age of 104. Kobra and a team of four other artists worked six hours a day to complete the mural, and some of the colorful forms are…Continue
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San Francisco-based artist Chris Dorosz places hundreds of tiny paint drops on a grid of acrylic rods to create an incredible 3D effect within his artwork.
"Out of material discovery I began to regard the primacy of the paint drop, a form that takes shape not from a brush or any human-made implement or gesture, but purely from its own viscosity and the air it falls…Continue
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For many years Lance Armstrong was hailed as a hero, a survivor of cancer who went on to win the Tour de France seven times. His reign as a champion was not without controversy. Accusations of doping seemed to follow him wherever he went and the cyclist denied the claims vehemently, often calling his accusers names and even going as far as suing them successfully.
Just last week, in…Continue
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French street artist Seth Globepainter travels around the world, creating large scale murals and placing local city dwellers next to them. Whether in India, China, Mexico, or other countries, this adds a human element to Globepainter's artwork and gives us a peek inside the culture of these places. Especially impressive is how all of his pieces feel distinctly different, further showcasing…
Photographer Hiroshi Iwasaki captures the graceful movement of fish as they glide seamlessly through water. With so much artistic value in his shots, it's hard to visually confirm that his photos are actually not paintings. Focusing on every detail, Iwasaki sets the fish against a dark black background, accentuating their transparent fins, scaled body, and two toned colors. Through these shots,…
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From San Marco Square in Venice to St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Europe is home to some of the most beautiful architectural landmarks in the world. Using bright and beautiful pastel watercolors, artist Maja Wrońska recreates a few of these landmarks and their picturesque surroundings.
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In the weeks leading up to Art Basel, which is currently running this weekend in Miami Beach, Florida, Shepard Fairey put up two beautiful murals, which we first spotted over at Street Art News. During "the most prestigious art show in the Americas," more than 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America,…Continue
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Back to the Future is one of the most iconic 1980's films. Aside from its two brilliant actors, Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, the DeLorean took center stage as the dynamic duo time traveled through different periods in the history of Hill Valley, California.
One could only imagine the delight…Continue
There's something incredibly fascinating about viewing the world through upside down reflections, taken through puddles on the street. it's like we're seeing the world with a new set of eyes, a perspective most of us are not really used to. It may take a second or two for your eyes to get adjusted to what's really going on.
"They’re all untouched, except the 5th one (but it’s still a…Continue
A few months ago we wrote about a couple of Stephen Shaheen's humorous yet strange sculptures that adorn lightbulb heads. We get such a kick out of his work, we've decided to feature a few more of the Brooklyn-based sculptor's collection. The one that stands out the most is aptly titled Let's…
We've all seen rainbows before, but have you ever heard of a phenomena called a fire rainbow? The proper term for it is circumhorizontal arc and it's actually an optical phenomena - a ice-halo formed by plate-shaped ice crystals in high level cirrus clouds.
'What is happening here is that on sunny afternoons,…Continue
Michael Lewis has a job that many aspiring photographers would envy. He gets to meet up with some of our favorite funny celebrities like Tina Fey and Jack Black to take their portraits. It's clear that Lewis puts a lot of thought into the settings for each subject, as he places them in environments that feel just right.
As expected, some celebrities seem to have…Continue
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Los Angeles-based street artist El Mac just completed a beautiful, brand new mural at the new Adobe Campus in Lehi, Utah, just south of Salt Lake City. No doubt meant to be an inspirational piece, a young girl is seen drawing or writing as if she is intensely studying. If you look closely, you can see faint…Continue
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19-year-old Vancouver-based photographer Elizabeth Gadd whisks us away on a magical journey, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In her series, aptly titled Breath, each of the images feature one individual centered in a picturesque background within nature. All of the shots convey…
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Sheffield-based street artist Phlegm is back with a new jaw-dropping mural he created for the All Rights Destroyed Festival in Oslo, Norway. Although It's difficult to understand what was going through Phlegm's mind as he was…Continue
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Shaped like a six-armed snow flake, Danish architecture studio CEBRA recently unveiled a proposal to build the world's largest ski-dome. Skidome Denmark will have six indoor and two outdoor slopes on its three centrally connected arches, with three kilometers (1.9 miles) of slopes arching over a river in the Danish city of Randers.
”We have placed and designed the ski dome over the river to…Continue
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Sometimes we can hear the wind through the rustling leaves of trees. Artist Ronald van der Meijs wanted to give it more of a voice and so created this audible sculptural installation consisting of 5,000 bicycle bells, resting side by side, on top of steel pins. As the wind picks up, the bells cling softly to each other, like a wind chime. As this is his fourth version, Ronald calls this installation…
Anyone who has visited Florence will tell you that the highlight of the city is Michelangelo's immaculate sculpture David at Galleria dell'Accademia. The amount of detail and dedication Michelangelo put into the sculpture is truly breathtaking.
Amazingly, artist Linda Huber used a pencil to repilcate David's side facial profile. As you can see, David appears to be a bit nervous at…Continue
With her trademark modern style, smooth lines, and bright white open layout, it's no surprise that UK firm Zaha Hadid beat out 10 other finalists to win a contract to design and build a new national stadium for Japan. The 80,000-seat stadium is a key part of Tokyo’s bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games and will replace the existing Kasumigaoka National Stadium. The arena is also slated to…
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