If you’re the citizen of any world city, you’re used to seeing ads just about everywhere. From cosmetics models staring back at the bus stop, to flashing electronic billboards advertising bubbly sugar water, it’s hard to avoid being bombarded by advertising – subliminal or not. French artist Etienne Lavie has a solution that will make artists happy and ad execs sad: fill the city with art. Lavie has imagined replacing the many billboards of Paris with classic artworks, from Renaissance to Impressionism. [Read more...]
You may have seen the incredible street art of Charles Leval, also known as Levalet, making the rounds on the internet earlier this year. The talented artist decorates his city with imaginative wheatpaste images that seem to come alive. He often displays the pasteup characters interacting with 3d materials, like windowsills, electrical cords, and support beams that are already there, as well as throwing his own props into the mix. His latest work, titled “Demineur”, which is French for Minesweeper, features a man with a real cue stick, aiming at a grenade for the perfect shot. Let’s hope he scratches! [Read more...]
Here at Visual News, we love to see artists playing with toys! With legos, we’ve seen iconic photographs remade by Mike Stimpson and hilarious famous movie scenes by Alex Eylar. Now we bring you a similar concept with a different toy- classic Playmobil people. Richard Unglik has published several books using these little plastic characters to re-create album covers, movie posters, famous paintings, magazine covers, and scenes from the Bible. [Read more...]
Carlos Ayesta is an architechural photographer with a passion for the dangerous. He decided the world needed another perspective of Paris, so he strapped up and abseiled from buildings such as the Eiffel Tower, La Grande Arche de la Défense, the Center of New Industries and Technologies (CNIT), Tour EQHO and Tour Sequoia. As he traversed the buildings and hung down, he captured the City of Lights as few have seen it. [Read more...]
Some cities make you want to take out your favorite jazz records, sip on some wine and completely bliss out as you look down on the lights below. These posters from Toronto-based, self-taught artist Jazzberry Blue are just the right accompaniment for those moments – outlining the streets of famous world cities with a mid-century abstract flair. We wouldn’t want to navigate streets by these maps, but we sure would navigate life influenced by their spirit! [Read more...]
Julien “Seth” Malland is a world traveling, street painting, socially conscious individual roaming the far places of this planet. Sometimes based in Paris, the street artist took a three year journey around the world to bring his art to remote areas. At different locations he would spend time with the local people, then create cheery pieces displaying children and colors to “liven up” the communities. [Read more...]
There really isn’t any other city in the world like Paris. Full of beautiful architecture, wonderful cuisine and endless discovery, the city continues to enchant the many who come to partake in its aura. Award winning fashion illustrator Jason Brooks has just published a book entitled ‘Paris Sketchbook’ that captures the character of this special city and is full of elegant and glamorous illustrations. [Read more...]
Using her iPhone 4s, Fujifilm x10 or a Nikon Coolpix, Joanna Lemanska captures the beauty of a city in reflection. It doesn’t matter if she is in Berlin, London or New York, her eye looks for the reflection in the image and when she sees it, she captures it. Currently Joanna is living in Paris, and through her time there she has created a pleasant series documenting the life in the vibrant city… as seen reflected in its pools and puddles of water. [Read more...]
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