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 —
Street artist M-E-S-A traveled to the Sahara desert to live with Saharawi families in a refugee camp. During his stay, he learned about the incredible history of the Saharawi people, who have lived in exile for more than 36 years, fighting a peaceful way with art projects, such as Artifariti 2011, a student meeting, shown here.
"The Sahara, under hard conditions of life, living… Continue
Added by Eugene on January 15, 2012 at 10:30am —
Just a couple days ago, we featured some new work by the world's most famous street artist, Banksy. Turns out, he actually went on a tear and put up a few more pieces in London. It's astounding that we still don't know Banksy's true identity considering the fact that he's using the walls of a major…
Added by Eugene on December 12, 2011 at 2:00pm —
It's really refreshing to see a government use street art for a good cause. Street artist Otis Frizzell captured moments from three real-life New Zealand Police stories, stenciling each one on a wall near the sites where the events unfolded. The campaign, by M&C Saatchi Auckland, encourages young Kiwis who want to make a difference to consider becoming a cop. The New Zealand police… Continue
Added by Eugene on August 11, 2011 at 3:30pm —
Added by Eugene on July 18, 2011 at 3:30pm —
One of the most controversial and politically opinionated street artists, BLU
gives us a piece of his mind about the oil industry. The huge mural, created for the Cityleaks Urban Art Festival in Cologne, Germany, features a hand reaching down and grabbing Medusa by her wretched gasoline pump… Continue
Added by Eugene on June 19, 2011 at 10:00am —
When French artist Michael Beerens turned 23, a serious motorcycle accident put him in the hospital for six months. During his recovery, he had time to think about his life and passion for graffiti. He realized that grafitti was a pure ego trip and decided to switch his style to painting illustrations of animals.
"I have been fascinated by animals since by childhood. I discovered the… Continue
Added by Eugene on May 18, 2011 at 4:00pm —
Following the arrest of Ai Weiwei
, a person using the alias Cpak Ming
projected a “flash stencil” of the disappeared Chinese artist onto the side of the People’s Liberation Army barracks in Admiralty, Hong Kong. Next to Ai's Weiwei's face were the words: "Who's Afraid of Ai Weiwei?"
The flash graffiti, which… Continue
Added by Eugene on May 3, 2011 at 12:00pm —
As the history books will state, after more than two decades of authoritarian rule, the people of Tunisia had enough and collectively revolted. Successfully overthrowing the government, they now find themselves in the process of establishing a democratic society.
Algerian French street artist ZOO Project wanted to be at the epicenter of the historic movement. To celebrate the… Continue
Added by Eugene on April 14, 2011 at 9:00am —
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 —
Street artist ROA recently went on a tear in Mexico, after being invited by Gonzalo Alvarez of Mamutt Arte. "I love to integrate the native animals of the country I visit," he says, referring to the armadillo, buzzards, raccoon, anteater, and fighting cock he gave his hosts in Mexico City, and a tiny town in the north called Jamaica. Part naturalist and part social activist, ROA shines his… Continue
Added by Eugene on February 9, 2011 at 11:00am —
UK-based street artist Phlegm
has been putting up some awesome works lately. As usual, many of his larger-than-life characters originate from his comics.
"I love to get run down urban spaces and factories and play with the space," says Phlegm. "It’s such an immediate way to get… Continue
Added by Eugene on January 27, 2011 at 9:00am —
This latest piece by ROA caught my eye. Taking a break from his usual paintings of birds and critters
, ROA focuses his attention to fish. Completed in Salton Sea, California, the spooky piece seems to match the mood of its location...
via [… Continue
Added by Eugene on December 27, 2010 at 11:00am —
One look at David Walker's beautiful brush-less portraits, and you probably wouldn't believe me if I told you he only started painting three years ago. For two of those years, he only painted in black, white, and pink because it was cheaper and allowed him to concentrate on his subjects more. Then, he came across a box of random colored paint that had been buried in the studio and he started… Continue
Added by Eugene on December 24, 2010 at 10:30am —
Street artist Above shot us an email about his new work in Paris. As you can see, "A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words" is centered around the controversial burqa ban in France, that we discussed
earlier in the forum.
Above says: "I sat for a while considering if I should describe… Continue
Added by Eugene on November 1, 2010 at 11:00am —
It almost seems like ROA hasn't taken off any time this year. Of course, we couldn't be happier because we admire his street art so much. This time, he takes on an unusual canvas, a curving wall in Santander, Spain. ROA fills the large scale mural with his trademark animals and fossils, who appear to be sleeping. Always incredibly detailed and powerful, Roa's art… Continue
Added by Eugene on October 7, 2010 at 8:30am —
Spain doesn't have a shortage of awesome street artists. In fact, they have two of the best. Here are a couple of amazing wall murals that were recently completed by Liqen and Skount.
As part of the Desordes Festival, Liqen planned on painting a black hole, but in the end it… Continue
Added by Eugene on October 5, 2010 at 11:30am —
A sweet collaborative piece by Resto, Roa, and Santos spotted in Doel, Belgium. The mural on the other side of the building is pretty cool, too!
Added by Eugene on March 8, 2010 at 9:30am —
Street artist Kapo created this fierce looking shark on a subway entrance in Madrid, Spain. Love how the 3D effect makes it look like the beast is coming out of water.
The subway entrance is some sort of ventilation and the artist is e1000ink.
photo via… Continue
Added by Eugene on February 23, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Inspired by Lady Justice, this beautiful piece by Faith47 was seen on the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa. The imagery and bold words speak loudly about Faith47’s concern on crumbling worldwide justice.
Photo By Rowan Pybus
Added by Eugene on February 18, 2010 at 11:00am —