Eugene's Blog Posts Tagged 'Art' (161)

Street Fighter Art Show Tribute

Ron English

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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Added by Eugene on February 24, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

NYC Street Signs that Address Modern Day Etiquette



Rather than simply complain about the pet peeves he was noticing on the streets of Manhattan, graphic designer Jay Shells decided to take a proactive (and somewhat humorous) approach by creating some new streets signs under the guise of the "Metropolitan Etiquette Authority." The social issues addressed are directly related to people walking while distracted by their cell phones,… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 7, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Children Collaborate to Build 1.8 million LEGO Map of Japan



The reason that LEGOs are such awesome toys for kids is because they are not only fun, they inspire kids to build whatever their hearts desire by using their problem solving skills and ingenuity.

To celebrate their 50th anniversary of being introduced into Japan, LEGO sponsored a cross-country workshop where over 5000 people in 6 different regions collaborated to create a gigantic map of their…

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Added by Eugene on August 12, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Massive Street Art Characters



Mixed media street artist Amose creates incredibly unique characters massive in size and magnificent in style. The 32-year-old artist from Lille, France incorporates interesting, geometric shapes and long lines to make these unique murals. Recently, he created the piece, above, for the Infart Festival, an urban art… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 19, 2011 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Royal Wedding 3D Pavement Art



Wish you could have attended the Royal Wedding? Thanks to the incredible 3D pavement art by British street artist Joe Hill, you can feel as though you were right there! The bird's eye view of Kate Middleton and Prince William's nuptials can actually be seen on a Sydney pavement. Created to encourage more Australians to visit the UK, this illusion art was made as part of the Visit Britain… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 6, 2011 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Soul-Searching Alien Street Art



French street artist Iemza creates the most captivating, soul-searching, alien-looking street art in the world. I'd love to see the reaction of a random person passing by who sees Iemza's work for the very first time. I imagine they would be amazed yet freaked out at the exact same time. These photos were, once… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 1, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Idol Kids of Today



Although he was only born in 1975, British artist Antony Micallef is like an old man who doesn't thinks much about our youth. He created four nickel-plated bronze 13 ft sculptures and displayed them in front of the Royal Academy of Arts in London.



In the series titled The Idol Kids of Today, one boy is seen frozen with a video game controller in hand, while another one is thoroughly content with a happy meal in his lap. Perhaps the most startling is the one… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 17, 2011 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Herakut in Tel Aviv

If I gave up my arms could you teach me how to be happy?



As of late, German collaborative duo Herakut has been on a tear! After putting up a couple of terrific murals in Los… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 11, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Urban Poetry



Rather than writing down his thoughts in a notebook, like the average person, Robert Montgomery chooses to take a slightly more unconventional approach. The London-based artist hijacks large billboards and back-lit bus stops to share urban poetry with the world around him. Montgomery also builds his own illuminated signs. Clearly, he has a lot to say...…







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Added by Eugene on May 14, 2011 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Inspirational South African Street Art



One of the most exciting aspects of street art is that it can be found anywhere in the world. Freddy Sam aka Ricky-Lee Gordon is a street artist based out of Cape Town, South Africa. He is the founder of the Write on Africa initiative, which aims to create artwork in Africa for inspiration, social change, and urban… Continue

Added by Eugene on April 12, 2011 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Life in the Miniature Lane (8 pieces)



London-based artist Slinkachu continues to come out with more fun and clever miniature dioramas. Over the past couple weeks, Alice and I recently featured some of his latest works. In addition… Continue

Added by Eugene on March 9, 2011 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Mongolian Pop Art (12 pieces)



Born in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, artist Solongo Mellecker developed a very unique style. Integrating Mongolian and Tibetan traditional art with Western pop culture, she creates fantastical settings, inspired by folk tales and imagination.



"As a little girl, I loved to draw and paint whenever I got the chance," she says. "Born in Mongolia, I was lucky to grow up in between beautiful… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 12, 2011 at 11:00am — 8 Comments

Ménage à Trois Skateboard Art (7 pics)



Art is created in many different forms. Tyson McAdoo loves creating dyptech art on skateboard decks. In White Lies, McAdoo portrays a sexy, punk rock vixen on three skate decks, side-by-side. The medium he uses really accentuates the urban vibe of the piece. It's a "ménage à trois," says McAdoo. "3 is the magic… Continue

Added by Eugene on January 10, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

The Wind's Face (7 pics)



If the wind had a face, what would it look like? Vladislav Novikov-Barkovsky created these visually captivating sculptures using a polyester resin/acrylic blend. The Russian artist has managed to give shape and form to something that is invisible. "Wind Dance" is both beautiful and mysterious, much like the… Continue

Added by Eugene on January 6, 2011 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Pop Culture-Inspired Street Art (15 pieces)

French street artist OakoAk sees the world through a very creative set of eyes. Inspired by pop culture icons and current social issues, he creates fantastically fun works in the unlikeliest of places...…



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Added by Eugene on December 10, 2010 at 12:30pm — 8 Comments

Mind-Melting Paper Sculptures (16 pics)

Don't stare too long at Jen Stark's 3D paper sculptures or your brain will start to melt. The mixed-media artist traps us like a deer in headlights with these insanely detailed works, which consist mostly of colored construction paper on wood backing. The paper is the same kind that we all… Continue

Added by Eugene on December 3, 2010 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Fine Art Body Painting (15 pics)

Fine art and body painting are two genres that typically aren't associated with each other. As you can see in their "Museum Anatomy" series, Chadwick Gray and Laura Spector were never the type to follow the status kuo.



After receiving permission from museums around the world, the artists look for an elaborate painting that will cover Chadwick's body.… Continue

Added by Eugene on November 4, 2010 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

Tape Art Absurdity (12 pieces)

I think it's safe to say that nobody has more fun with tape than New York-based artist Aakash Nihalani. Using our lack of depth perception to his advantage, the care-free artist tricks our eyes with his colorful, playful works.



"We all need the opportunity to see the city more playfully, as a world dominated by the interplay of very basic color and shape,"… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 26, 2010 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Animal Constellation Chalk Art (11 total)

Paris-based Philippe Baudelocque takes chalk art to a whole new level. Drawing on a black background, his incredibly intricate animals look like constellations on a dark night. Each drawing is composed of cells, and each cell has its own pattern. With beautiful layers, these three-dimensional animals look like they're ready to jump off the city walls.…



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Added by Eugene on October 25, 2010 at 7:00pm — 7 Comments

Amazing 3D Wall Murals (15 pics)

I wonder how many people have hurt themselves by walking into Eric Alan Grohe's painted walls. The large public mural projects are painted on site and typically take several months, giving the local community a unique opportunity to witness the day-to-day creation of a work of art.



Grohe was born in New York City in 1944. He moved to the West Coast when… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 25, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

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