Andy Hemingway, a self-taught photographer, plays with red lights and long shutter speeds to create beautifully vivid light painting effects. The photographs are the second installment to his light painting series, which were taken at the EZ7 Skatepark and feature multiple subjects such as a skateboarder and rollerblader. The great thing about these wickedly cool photos is…
Using oil, acrylic, and gouache, artist Jessica Hess recreates street art in such precise detail that you almost can't believe you're looking at paintings. Armed with her camera, she takes pictures all over the city, snapping graffiti laden walls and decrepit surfaces. Her paintings bring to light they physical decay of man-made buildings or nature reclaiming its… Continue
When movies mix with art in ways that make sense, something magical happens. Such is the case for these new graffiti murals made to promote the 20th Century Fox Film movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Agency Beatwax commissioned several different street artists around the UK to create works based on the storyline of the film and on the slogan: Evolution becomes Revolution.
"In any revolution, the first signs of civil… Continue
Graffiti, street photography and NYC. What's not to love? This beautiful and artistic capture is by Navid Baraty, the man behind those beautiful Brooklyn blizzard photos. It was taken at the Lower East Side, NYC.
"I decided to do a little snowy day shooting in Manhattan yesterday while running some… Continue
Bomb It 2 is the follow-up to the original graffiti documentary Bomb It. The sequel covers cities not featured in the original such as Tel Aviv, Singapore, Bethlehem, Copenhagen, Chicago, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Perth, Austin and Jakarta. Personally, I'm excited to see my hometown… Continue
Brazilian Alexandre Orion takes graffiti art to a whole new level when he combines it with photography. Using black latex paint, he paints interesting graffiti pieces and then photographs people as they pass by his work, just going about their daily lives. What follows is a highly creative series that magically brings graffiti alive!
"Fetishism graffiti artist, INSA has animated some of his street side artworks with these awesome GIFs. Along with partner in crime, INKIE, the UK landscape has been enlivened by these amazing pieces.
Check out INSA’s blog for more of his outlandish endeavors."…
It's good to see the ladies getting some love for their contributions to the sometimes male dominated world of graffiti and street art. The Girl Power movie website says:
Welcome to the first feature-length documentary film about girls painting graffiti. The idea behind the Girl Power project was born in Prague in 2008 during the filming of a short video with female graffiti artists.…Continue
Added by Kevin on June 2, 2010 at 11:36pm —
I'm really loving this series from WK Entertainment titled D.I.Y. America. There are currently 11 episodes covering a wide range of skateboarders, musicians and street artists. The message of this series seems to be that these are just regular folks who took it upon themselves to do great things. I've embedded three episodes and you can see the rest here.… Continue
Added by Kevin on April 21, 2010 at 2:20pm —
Steve Powers is undoubtably a graffiti legend at this point. His "A Love Letter To You" is a 50 wall 20 block project in his home town of Philadelphia. Quite frankly every city in America should have an art project like… Continue
Audi R8 Light graffiti is the art of combining long-exposure photographs with high-intensity light sources waved around in thin air to create an image when the shutter closes. While most people use light graffiti to create really random images, Marc Cameron and Mark Brown of Se7en Magazine skillfully used it to create…
What is it about graffiti that separate it from all other art forms? First, it's done outside. The element of danger adds to the piece, making us appreciate the elusive artist's work even more. Next, it's usually done in a specific place - carefully selected, so that the context becomes just as relevant as the piece. Finally, when you add in an illusion, it takes on a three…
What could be better than a documentary featuring street artists Zevs, Os Gemeos, Swoon, KR, Ron English, Earsnot, Pigmeus, Adams & Itso and more? Well it could be in English but hey it's free so I'm not… Continue
Using "green guerrilla tactics," eco-minded street artist Edina Tokodi brings nature closer to city dwellers through her living works of art. Unlike most other types of art forms, her site-specific moss installations are meant to be touched, felt.
"City dwellers often have no relationship with animals or greenery," says Tokodi. "As a public artist I feel a sense… Continue
Apparently, everything you get from IKEA is cheap - even the graffiti art. In Banksy's latest piece, we see a punk kid looking at directions while attempting to assemble a "large graffiti slogan" he got from the Swedish retail store.
If you look a little bit closer at the photo below, you can see the twin towers of IKEA's Croydon branch with their distinctive…
Residents of Manhattan may have passed by this giant spray-painted mural by Brazilian brothers Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo, who call themselves Os Gêmeos. Filled with a flurry of colors, the epic mural is about 17 feet high, 51 feet long and went up at the northwest corner of Houston Street and the Bowery on July 17th.