Spanish artist Escif recently did a whole series of new street murals titled Fast Food Is Not a Crime on the streets of his hometown, Valencia. Known for his simple imagery, and use of colors that blend with the surroundings, these 4 pieces show the most recognizable fast food meals out there – hamburgers, hot-dogs, fries and pizza. The images are shown along with a simple line of text which is another trademark of his. Coming from a country with a rich culinary history, these […]
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In the middle of last Fall, Swoon (interviewed) was tapped as the next artist to hit the iconic Bowery & Houston mural location. We caught her working day and night (here) to get her visual language up for New Yorkers to enjoy. Utilizing her well known hand-painted paper cuts and wheatpaste collages, Swoon & her team created a beautiful mural that captured the layers of the city and its urban inhabitants. Ironically, once the mural was finally completed the city underwent construction that blocked part of the mural. […]
When in New York City the old adage is true – “Go big or go home.” In the latter half of 2013, Shepard Fairey visited the Big Apple for the Wooster Collective anniversary show (covered) where he stayed for a while to share his brand of visual beautification. Mr. Spray himself worked alongside a great group of street artist, to give back to the DUMBO district (featured) in Brooklyn. The result of his work was a beautiful large scale mural over 40 feet high. But that wasn’t […]
The winter months usually see a slowdown in street art activity as the cold forms a natural impediment to being outdoors in certain regions of the world. There are exceptions though as seen by Invader’s recent work in the small village of Anzère in the heart of the Swiss Alps. The French legend gifted the area with some of his classic characters and namesakes as well as taking the opportunity to take cues as he commonly does from video games (in this case the old school […]
Installed with the “intention of not watching over anything,” SpY’s new intervention in Madrid features 150 fake surveillance cameras on the side of a building. The Spanish street artist is known for his appropriation of urban elements to make his message known and this newest Cameras piece is no exception. Take a look at more in-progress photos below… Via Vandalog.
With our first Streets: World Roundup feature since Art Basel Week in Miami, it’s only appropriate to choose a mural from there as our headliner. This tribute to Tupac and the The Notorious B.I.G. by Eduardo Kobra was painted in the Wynwood District. Check out the rest of our coverage of the happenings in Miami here. Other notable public art comes from Philippe Baudelocque – Paris, Libre, Spel, Kafy, Dual (HEM crew) and Skof – Mexico, David de la Mano – Uruguay, Chor Boogie – New […]
RVCA recently spent six weeks in Hawaii with their surf, skate and art teams as well as their photographers and videographers to document the get together (also see 2011). Notables included Barry Mcgee, Kelsey Brookes, Dmote, Remio, Kevin Ancell, Keegan Gibbs, Estevan Oriol, Norm, Danny Fuller, David Choe, Julian Schnabel, Herbie Fletcher, Makua Rothman, Katch, ASAP Yams, YG, B.J. Penn, Mike Miller and more. Timed to coincide with the 2013 Billabong Pipe Masters, good times were enjoyed by all. In association with the event, POW! WOW! Hawaii […]
All City Canvas recently invited Augustine Kofie (featured) to Mexico City to paint a massive mural in the middle of Colonia Roma (Roma neighborhood) in the Cuauhtémoc borough. Working day and night, the Los Angeles-based artist created a site-specific piece with his urban abstract aesthetic in this collaboarative project with Herman Miller and Impact Hub D.F. Take a look at more photos below… Via Graffuturism. Discuss Augustine Kofie here.
Earlier this month, we shared with you a mural that D*Face (interviewed) painted in Tokyo while he there for an exhibition at Parco Gallery X. Turns out the UK-based artist had time to get up with another piece featuring Japan’s favorite feline character, the iconic Hello Kitty. Of course, D had to paint her with his signature surreal touch with half the face ripped away revealing the skull underneath. Photos via Mura. Discuss D*Face here.
After updating you with a new mural from Augustine Kofie (featured) in Detroit, it’s time to share some more fresh work from three other artists involved with the project. Curated by the Library Street Collective for a downtown mixed-use development (referred to as “The Z”), the undertaking had many American artists involved like Matt W. Moore, Push, Victor Reyes. As you can see, taken in series, their abstract imagery fit nicely together. More photos below… Photo credit: Theonepointeight. Discuss Augustine Kofie here.