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Showing: “This Is Not A Toy” @ Design Exchange

Currently showing at the Design Exchange in Toronto is a show curated by Pharrell Williams entitled This Is Not A Toy. An avid collector himself, the American singer, songwriter, and producer has lent his expertise to the exhibition dedicated to the rise of the “art toy.” As referenced in the title of the show, the Canadian museum seeks to examine the fine line between art and design object. Photo credit: Arash Moallemi. Via Designboom.
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POW! WOW! ’14 / Streets: Brendan Monroe x Glenn Barr

Aside from lots of amazing murals and a huge list of side events, workshops, shows, parties, etc, POW! WOW! Hawaii is an opportunity for some unusual collaborations between participating artists. One of these is this intriguing mural created by Glenn Barr and Brendan Monroe. Since neither of the two artists usually work in such large scale, or in the public space, this opportunity was both a big challenge and a great experience. For this image, the artists decided to try and juxtapose their styles – since Barr went with his […]
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POW! WOW! ’14 / Streets: 123Klan

Graffiti couple 123Klan recently finished their mural for this years edition of the POW! WOW! Hawaii festival. This was not their only way of participating in the event, as Montreal-based artists, Klor & Scien, also took part in Seventh Letter x RVCA group show (covered), released limited edition prints with 1xRun (previewed), and designed some of the official merchandise of the event. Known for their super sharp, very tech looking style, and use of their graphic design elements in their graffiti work, the duo created this […]
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Valentine’s Day Wishes From Instagram

If you are like us here at AM, you will already have seen many Valentine’s Day wishes and imagery posted from artists like the piece above from Dan Quintana. We hope you enjoy this special day with your loved one and we would also like to wish you happy V-day by sharing a small selection of these images with you. You may also want to take this chance to show your love back to your favorite artists by following them on Instagram (click on links […]
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POW! WOW! ’14 / Streets: Roid x Insa (Part I)

British artists Roid and Insa are part of “team England” at this year’s Pow! Wow! Hawaii,  working on an impressive and unusual collaboration. The two are creating another piece in Insa’s ongoing series of moving GIF-ITI’s, which features the interesting concept of creating street art that comes to life when put online in the form of animated gif. Taking full advantage of the strong connection between street art and internet, gif-iti’s are literally giving a new dimension to flat and static graffiti works. AM spent […]
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POW! WOW! ’14 / Streets: Know Hope

American-born and Tel Aviv-based artist, Know Hope, is one of the artists taking part in this year’s Pow! Wow! Hawaii event in Honolulu. Although he originally planned on working on several smaller, hidden pieces in the alleys of the Kaka’ako area, the artist just finished this large mural on a side wall of a local carshop. With his minimalist style, very basic color palette, and recognizable imagery, he created this lovely piece of public art. Known for his emotive work and combining lyrics along with […]
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Upcoming: Chloe Early – “Suspended” @ The Outsiders (London)

Coming up in early April, The Outsiders London will be presenting their first solo exhibition with painter Chloe Early (interviewed). Entitled Suspended, the show will feature the Irish-born, London-based artist’s mid air floating figures, inspired partly by Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s infamous mid-1700s sculpture, The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa, which combined both spiritual and sexual euphoria. Studio photo by Eoghan Brennan. Discuss Chloe Early here.
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Futura x Sprite for NBA All Star Weekend

New York graffiti legend Futura recently teamed up with Sprite to create three custom basketballs for the upcoming NBA All-Star Weekend. Two of them feature his iconic atomic imagery and pointman characters, and the last is inspired by LeBron James. Each one will be auctioned off after the All-Star weekend, with all proceeds going to the Boys & Girls Club of America. To learn more about the background of the project, take a look at the video below… Discuss Futura here.
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POW! WOW! ’14: Murals – First Look

A major component of the POW WOW festival in Hawaii is of course the public art that goes up over a week, mostly in the industrial district of Kaka’ako. AM spent some of the last two days walking the streets chatting to artists and admiring the murals going up that not only display the skills of these painters from all over the world, but often times tests their collaborative problem-solving that occurs when working on joint walls (like the one above between Buff Monster and Nychos). Take […]
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POW! WOW! ’14 / Openings: RVCA x TWSL – “#RVCATWFSL”

Last night in conjunction with POWWOW ’14, RVCA & The Seventh Letter teamed up to put on an exhibition featuring some of the graffiti & street artists they are affiliated with. Working with similar sized canvases, they each translated their imagery and aesthetic on the streets onto panel for the popup show (691 Auahi Street). Take a look at what the impressive roster of artists came up with in the photos below as well as what Barry McGee (aka Ly Quan) hid on the back of a non-descript gray and black speckled […]