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As a preamble to TrustoCorp’s recent tongue-in-cheek riffs on reality television and tabloid magazine interventions, the New York-based street art collective had also endowed the Big Apple with a series of their signature signage, as well as a collection of humorous works staged at various subway entrances. Always playful and with a strong message at the core, the installations reaffirm why their unique street art methodology is so effective. Cleverly reclaiming public space otherwise reserved for mundane directional alerts, TrustoCorp has taken it upon themselves […]
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As the opening (Sept. 24th) of the Fame Festival draws nearer, the last few artists will be touching down to put their mark on the walls of Grottaglie. The most recent visitor was Polish artist NeSpoon and she stayed for 3 weeks, taking advantage of the unique history of the town and learning some new techniques from a local ceramics master. She spent her time in the streets using a variety of methods to get her message across including stencils, ceramic installs, and lace. The […]
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The lineup for this year’s Nuart Festival was recently announced with most of the artists participating featured on AM in the past including Dan Witz, David Choe, Vhils, Herbert Baglione, Lucy McLauchlan, Dolk, Herakut, Tellas, Escif, Hyuro, Phlegm, and DVS 1. For 2011, for the annual event held in Stavenger, Norway, the artists will be painting in seven large abandoned tunnels which will form the basis of this year’s show with additional work in the streets around Tou Scene as well. The dates of the […]
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As you know, REVOK, RIME, and ROID recently opened a fantastic new show Perseverance at the Known Gallery in Los Angeles (covered). The three writers were actually in Detroit prior to the show working on the paintings and incubating ideas. Apparently, they also found time to make a pit stop in Chicago to paint this wall before heading to California. POSE (who collaborated on a couple pieces with Revok for the show) and OMENS also worked on this mural with the trio together. Closer looks […]
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In most parts of the modern world, before a new building or store opens up, a construction phase begins where a monotone barricade (Often tagged “post no bills”) is erected to shield passerby’s from the messiness. As you’ve often seen, street art is often placed there to combat the dreariness. Cosmetic retailer Sephora took the initiative to commission a special outdoor installation to occupy their exterior barricade. With the help of David Ellis, Maya Hayuk, Yuri Shimojo and SASU, Sephora created a live motion mural […]
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International art festivals in Europe featuring street art and graffiti have been on the rise recently, from the the established set to get underway soon (NuArt - Norway & FAME - Italy) to the newer ones (Galore – Copenhagen, T&J Artwalk – Oslo, See No Evil – Bristol, Bloop Festival – Ibiza, Walk & Talk Festival – Azores, Draw The Line Festival – Campobasso). Meanwhile stateside, Atlanta decided not to let the other side of the Atlantic have all the fun as Living Walls kicked off their annual conference with a […]
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While in Hong Kong for his show at Above Second (covered), INSA found plenty of time for two of his loves, eating and painting. For some of the murals (like the one above), he collaborated with local artist Xeme, whose Chinese calligraphy were tributes to the now deceased Hong Kong OG graffiti legend, Tsang Tsaou Choi, aka “King of Kowloon”. More pics INSA sent us after the jump… Discuss INSA here.
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Besides their reality bus stop ad campaign in Los Angeles, TrustoCorp also decided to make their statement on Hollywood. Many of you know that entertainment industry is one of the important attractions of LA and at the center of Tinseltown is it’s famous Walk of Fame on Hollywood Blvd (also parodied by D*Face a while back). Between Hollywood and Vine, more than 2400 stars have been given along the 15 block length. What you may not know is the actual boulevard runs almost 5 miles […]
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It’s time to summarize the remaining murals for the T&J Art Walk now after bringing you the walls from Faile, Shepard Fairey, D*Face, and Logan Hicks previously. The other artists involved include The London Police, who threw up the sick piece above, as well as Will Barras, Fenx, Martin Whatson, and Gallo. Keep in mind, the reason behind this event in Oslo was to support of the Human Rights Watch (HRW) and to honor those slain and injured of the terror attack of July 22. We’ll also be bringing you […]
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Judging from the pictures TrustoCorp sent us, the plan was to take their reality show street satires bi-coastal. The only difference was in New York, they hit up pay phone ads (covered) and in Los Angeles, they used bus bench interventions. You can see a peek of part two of the campaign on the west coast on the sidewalk sticking out behind the benches. We’ll have more on that later but for now, check out more pics of the Somali Shore, Real Housewives of Baghdad, […]
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Artists, what would you give to paint on a piece of history? That’s exactly what happened recently in Germany as artists like Nunca, Miss Van, and McBess were asked to paint on remnants of the Berlin Wall like Chor Boogie did last year for the Stroke.03 Art Fair. This time, the pieces were organized together into a Freedom Park event organized by Dudes Factory and Lux Pop Art Group. More photos after the jump… All photos from Urbanartcore, except Miss Van and McBess pics from Graffiti […]
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Besides the amazing boat mural that Phlegm painted for the Walk & Talk Festival in Azores, Portugal, there were also some other familiar names who got up some quality work. Vhils did his home country proud with some chiseled local portraiture, Interesni Kazki continued to impress (see Ibiza) with another large surreal mural, and Escif threw up a cryptic wall with a dinosaur and block lettering. These fore-mentioned artists along with 26 others (20 of them from Portugal) certainly went a long way in fulfilling the vision of tranforming the […]
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