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Category Archives: Seen on Streets

Streets: Faile – Spinning Prayer Wheel

Brooklyn based collective Faile have taken their street work to another level and put a nice “spin” on things by installing one of their prayer wheels (close-up feature) on North 6th Street in the Williamsburg neighborhood of New York City. Hand-carved from Merbau wood, the prayer wheels made their debut at Faile’s “Lost in Glimmering Shadows” (covered) show last year. Hopefully the steel bolted base and 100 pound weight means this piece will be around for fans to enjoy for some time – wishful thinking. […]

Streets: D*Face

Originally thought to be an April Fool’s joke, United Kingdom street artist D*Face had the last laugh when he released a 20 pound sterling note remixed in his signature 80’s punk and skate inspired style on over ten digital billboards throughout the city in protest of the G-20 London Summit. Were the advertisements paid for or did D*Face hack into the computer systems controlling the billboards? A message on D*Face’s website reads: “No fools day. Where there’s a will there’s a way. Catch them before […]

Update/Streets: Hush

Check out this interesting time-lapse video of Hush (interviewed) working on his large mural from his solo show “Hymn of Beauty” at Carmichael Gallery in LA (coverage here).  His next stop will be at the legendary Fifty24SF Gallery / Upper Playground in San Francisco, opening April 2nd. After the bold showing of large scale original pieces in Los Angeles, the new show focuses on the other side of Hush’s oeuvre – hand finished prints.  Hush tells us that there will be 8 new hand finished […]

Shepard Fairey’s Obama – Change on South Park

In yesterday’s South Park “Watchmen x Batman” episode, Mr. Fairey’s Obama “Change” poster is remixed South Park style. It was about time Matt and Trey weighed in on Shepard Fairey’s Obama image, as we were wondering if they lost their edge… apparently not. Check it out the whole episode here.

Streets: “Watchmen” graffiti – Amped up fans or clever guerrilla marketing campaign?

The famous inquiry from the graphic novel turned movie “Watchmen” has been popping up in various cities throughout the world, including New York, Toronto, and across the pond in London. Having seen the “Who watches the watchmen?” tag scrawled on the sides of buildings, across payphones, and even on the back of a truck, we doubt that the writers received permission to put the work up. Is this the work of Comic-Con-going fans who can’t contain their excitement about tomorrow’s movie opening or is this […]

On the streets: Faile vs. Supreme?

Looks like Faile has been working overtime in the streets of NYC at the expense of Supreme’s Spring ad campaign. Numerous ad posters were altered and remixed across the streets of New York. Faile replaced rocker Lou Reed’s “grill” with their infamous tiger face and also replaced the classic Supreme “box logo” on center of the shirt with the Collective’s catch phrase: “vanity”. Apparently this “remix” is a urban retaliation to Supreme’s annual guerrilla-spam ad campaigns. These campaigns allegedly consists of plastering numerous posters/pasters all […]
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