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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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Tiny Portraits Hidden in the Trees

Tuesday 05.20.2014 , Posted by
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While out for walks in the woods with their little son, Austrian/French artists Jana and Js have been painting the circles left by cut tree limbs. They provide the perfect cozy setting for their particularly friendly and introspective form of street art – one that emphasizes family, community and the human spirit. Does this off street work qualify them as “trail artists”? [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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Pesky Potholes Transformed Into Exciting Surprises

Thursday 05.08.2014 , Posted by
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Right up there with parking enforcement officers, potholes are one thing people love to hate. They normally go unnoticed until you bust your tire on one and for many people this can really turn a good day bad, so in Scranton, PA, an art company decided to create a new association for potholes- something much more cheery and fun. The Pop Up Studio began letting their creative juices flow right into the potholes to make them something to smile about. They started filling them with ice and beer and the community got quite a kick out of it. So they invited everyone in Scranton to participate, and the ones who best “positively fill negative space” can win 4 new tires or car washes for a year! [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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OakOak Uses Street Art to Clean Up the City

Sunday 04.06.2014 , Posted by
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During the waking hours, the man known as OakOak goes about his 9-5 day, working in a typical office in Saint Etienne, France. But, once the workday is finished, OakOak becomes a creative sniper, scoping out opportunities to shoot paint in the urban spaces of the city. [Read more...]

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Get a Sniff of this Street Art from Plastic Jesus

Tuesday 03.25.2014 , Posted by
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Is that a huge pile of cocaine, a rolled up twenty dollar bill and an American “Excess” card? It’s not hard to understand why people are bowing down to LA street artist Plastic Jesus and his wonderfully satirical brand of subversive art. His pieces have been springing up around the world, winning him plenty of praise, and doing something truly special: making people laugh and think. [Read more...]

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“Roadsworth” Takes Art To The Streets – Literally

Monday 03.24.2014 , Posted by
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Public art takes a left turn with the inventive markings of public artist Roadsworth. Since 2001, Roadsworth – aka Peter Gibson – has been painting the pavement of his native Montreal as well as various international destinations. Reworking crosswalks into rows of bullets and transforming turning lane arrows into whales’ tails, Roadsworth imagines ordinary street markings as simply the beginnings for bigger, bolder, and more fantastic imagery.  [Read more...]

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