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Dreyk the Pirate: a Unique Graffiti Artist

Monday 06.18.2012 , Posted by

Walking the streets of Athens, one encounters many different graffiti styles: from badly written declarations of everlasting devotion to a sports team or political leaning, to sworn love confessions and small stencils. Sadly, it seems that everyone qualifies as a graffiti “artist”, given that they have enough money to buy a marker or spray paint. Few emerge from this scene displaying a distinctive style and adorning athenian walls with something that truly makes our city more beautiful. One of the exceptions is Dreyk the Pirate. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #213> Make Art Not War

Saturday 06.16.2012 , Posted by



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Mosstika: Street Art Greens the Urban Jungle

Monday 06.04.2012 , Posted by

When we think of street art we often think of dry concrete, spray paint cans and urban wastelands… but that’s not what you’ll find here. These creations have a drastically more “green” theme, striving to bring a bit of unexpected nature to the so-called urban jungle and in doing so a bit more life to its often weary inhabitants. The creations of gorilla street art collective Mosstika, each piece of art brings some literal green to the world, installing pieces of art with living grass and moss around the city. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #199> Graffiti The World

Monday 05.28.2012 , Posted by



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Visual Bits #198> Time To Hit The Streets

Saturday 05.26.2012 , Posted by



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Visual Bits #183> Everything Is Remixed

Sunday 05.06.2012 , Posted by



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We Love Friday! – Graffiti Around the World

Friday 05.04.2012 , Posted by

Happy Friday folks! Famous street artist Banksy once said, “Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. And even if you don’t come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can make someone smile while they’re having a piss.” Unless you live in a perfect suburban bubble and never leave, you’re bound to have seen some graffiti that has made you chuckle. It gives cities character and brightens up dark streets, so this week we wanted to showcase some of the best graffiti captures on Instagram. [Read more...]

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A Hotel Room With A Split Personality

Tuesday 02.28.2012 , Posted by

The Marseille France based hotel Au Vieux Panier has rooms that will either put you to sleep in aesthetic comfort or keep you wide awake with fascination. Each room features the designs and artwork of an artist, graphic designer or painter from around the globe, bringing their unique style to the blank canvas of a hotel room. The latest completed room is not their most relaxing addition: it’s very fittingly called “Panic Room.” [Read more...]

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Brazilian Suburb Gets Perspective Typography Murals

Thursday 02.23.2012 , Posted by

Madrid Spain based artist collective Boa Mistura recently gave a small corner of Brazil one very colorful and meaningful typographic makeover. Working with the inhabitants, including the children of Brasilândia Vila, a poor suburb on the outskirts of São Paulo, the team took the narrow streets and covered them with vibrent, colorful paint, leaving only the beautiful words beleza, amor, doçura, firmeza and orgulho (beauty, love, sweetness, firmness and pride) painted on the walls. The bold white typography is drawn in perspective down the narrow corridors, revealing itself to passerby for only a moment as they walk past the one location where the lines merge into the form of words. [Read more...]

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The Eclectic Art of Barry McGee is Back!

Wednesday 01.25.2012 , Posted by

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The Bay Area is the place to be in late August for Barry McGee’s 2012 exhibit. If you haven’t heard of Barry McGee and you are interested in urban art you definitely want to look him up. I’m excited to announce that the California’s Berkley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive have been awarded a $100,000 grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation to hold an exhibit for Barry McGee showing over two decades worth of his work. [Read more...]

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