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There’s Something In The Water At This Abandoned Shopping Mall…

Wednesday 07.02.2014 , Posted by
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Years ago, this Bangkok shopping mall tanked – and now, it’s playing koi. With help from an open-air roof, torrential rain, and an anonymous fish breeder,  the abandoned New World shopping mall has slowly been transforming into the most unexpected aquarium since the early 2000s.  [Read more...]

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Florescent Geometric Illusions Skewering People in Brooklyn

Wednesday 06.25.2014 , Posted by
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The last time we featured the work of artist Aakash Nihalani, he was using florescent tape to create impossible geometric illusions all over the urban landscape. Now he’s using that same tape to skewer the hip people of Brooklyn with angular geometric forms. Window-like holes provide easy passage through the chest and stomach of each of his subjects… and honestly, getting stabbed never looked so good. [Read more...]

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Banksy’s Iconic Work Remixed with LEGO

Tuesday 06.24.2014 , Posted by
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More than any other street artist, the work of the mysterious Banksy has infiltrated our culture, spinning off tributes, from animated GIFs of his wall-based work to real-life reenactments of his characters. Photographer Jeff Friesen’s tribute to the artist is small on scale, but big on creativity. He’s been using his daughter June’s extensive LEGO collection to remake and remix a large number of Banksy’s work in miniature – and it’s fantastic stuff. [Read more...]

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Trash Can Back Packs Bring Humor to the Busy Streets of Sao Paolo

Sunday 06.22.2014 , Posted by
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While it’s important to have trash cans sprinkled throughout a city, they aren’t the most beautiful thing to look at. A trio of young German street artists known as Mentalgassi have teamed up with famous Brazilian street artist Mundano to add a little life to the mundane in Sao Paolo. They turned trash cans into back packs and the poles that they are mounted to into black & white characters happily wearing the trash pack. Who could ever litter when throwing out the trash is this much fun? [Read more...]

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Wild Animal Murals: Too Large to Be Ignored

Wednesday 06.18.2014 , Posted by
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As the global population of humans increases each day, animals are pushed to adapt and creatively survive in our presence. Belgian artist ROA infuses this issue into the street art he paints around the world. In countries like Australia, Portugal, Canada and the United Kingdom, his large-scale murals highlight the current reality in the relationship between wild animals and humans. [Read more...]

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These Murals in Tehran Merge with the Sky

Sunday 05.18.2014 , Posted by
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The architecture in the city of Tehran is a mixed bag. One building can have a nice modern facade, while the surrounding buildings are just simple and gray. This discrepancy in building practices led to the government allotting a budget committed to making public art a greater priority. For the past eight years, local Iranian artists have been commissioned to do large murals on the blank buildings to “color” up the city they all love. [Read more...]

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These Photos Capture Unbelievable Cargo Transported By Motorbike

Saturday 05.17.2014 , Posted by
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Your tiny bike basket can only dream of transporting the incredible amount of things carried by these bikers in Vietnam. In his book entitled Bikes of Burden, photographer Hans Kemp provides a glimpse of the towering piles of precious cargo transported by motorbike each day in Vietnam. Ranging from common items such as baskets and eggs to more motley collections like hula hoops and goldfish, the perfectly-packed loads reveal the quirky scope of things offered for sale and seem to completely disregard the physics of high-speed movement, gravity, and acceleration.  [Read more...]

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Paint the Town Red… and Blue, and Green. A Mexican Town Gets a Colorful Makeover

Thursday 05.01.2014 , Posted by
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The neighborhood of Colonia Las Americas in Querétaro, México is getting a colorful makeover. The first phase of the project began last November when neighbors and local volunteers started painting the community with the direction of urban art collective Boa Mistura. [Read more...]

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This Art Is In The Bag: Beautiful Landscapes Made From Common Trash

Monday 04.21.2014 , Posted by
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The last time that you saw a plastic bag abandoned in a gutter, did you think of it as street art? Artist Vilde J. Rolfsen turns trash into treasure in her efforts to “make plastic bags look magical.” Illuminating the delicate creases of ordinary plastic bags, Vilde creates vibrant, abstract images that evoke mountainous terrains, cresting waves, and frigid caves.  [Read more...]

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Creativity In Motion: The Making of Poetic Kinetic’s Coachella Snail

Monday 04.07.2014 , Posted by
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If you were one of the lucky ones who was in attendance at Coachella 2013, then undoubtedly you got to experience the amazing Helix Poeticus AKA Coachella Snail. With Coachella 2014 just around the corner- literally this weekend- we can’t wait to see what the makers of Helix Poeticus, Poetic Kinetics, will be bringing this year. The creative team, co-founded by Patrick Shearn and Cynthia Washburn, is based in LA, but they have brought their large scale kinetic sculptures to festivals all over the US and even to Beijing for the Olympic Games in 2008. The Coachella Snail arrived last year completely bare, but with the help of graffiti duo Herakut, Helix Poeticus got styled for the event with designs and the memorable quote, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” [Read more...]

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