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Window Illusions on the Streets of Istanbul

Thursday 10.23.2014 , Posted by
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Spanish street artist Pejac recently took a trip to Istanbul, using his time there to give the city a few new windows (in his own illusory street art style of course). His work fits seamlessly into the local architecture and would probably be missed if they weren’t so interesting and different. While in the ancient city, he created a piece that looks like a keyhole, a gothic arched window, and a tiny window with massive wooden shutters. [Read more...]

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Lace Up the Place! Street Art and Yarn Bombing by Nespoon

Wednesday 07.30.2014 , Posted by
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With a touch of lace in all her work, Warsaw-based artist NeSpoon has been applying her signature patterns to everything from stenciled street art, to site-specific ceramics and web-like crochet installations (spiders take note). Her work has a friendly and welcoming aesthetic which beatifies and enhances the often decrepit environment they occupy. Working with that in mind, she calls her art “public jewelry.” [Read more...]

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What Would Kid’s Drawings Look Like in Real-Life?

Wednesday 07.16.2014 , Posted by
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If you’ve got a young kid, your refrigerator is probably covered with drawings of bears, butterflies, cars and princesses. Let’s face it though: while the little rascals are filled with imagination, their creations aren’t exactly life-like. I mean, when was the last time you saw a whale with a kinked tail? Dutch muralist/painter duo Telmo Miel (Telmo Pieper and Miel Krutzmann) have recreated a series of drawings by kid’s, retaining their youthfully drawn shape while applying an adult artist’s level of detail. The results are truly weird and sometimes creepy. [Read more...]

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This is the Best Time-Lapse Street Art We’ve Ever Seen

Tuesday 11.26.2013 , Posted by

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Take 4 street artists, 1 warehouse on its way to demolition, a camera and unlimited paint, and what do you get? The most amazing time-lapse street art collaboration we’ve ever seen, hands down. Videographer Selina Miles captured the quartet of painters, Sofles, Fintan Magee, Treas and Quench, decorating every wall of this massive warehouse – it’s manic mayhem captured in beautiful high-speed motion. Their antics are not to be missed. [Read more...]

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Street Art from Another Dimension (well, actually from Daan Botlek)

Sunday 11.03.2013 , Posted by

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Daan Botlek is a Rotterdam, Netherlands-based street artist and illustrator known for his minimalist characters and their etherial grasp on the tangible world. In places as distant as Leipzig, Germany and Bangkok, Thailand, Botlek has been inserting his often stark white characters into old building facades, giving their locations a surreal new ambiance as the characters bizarrely interact with the space. [Read more...]

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Sticky Street Art Made From Masking Tape

Monday 05.13.2013 , Posted by

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One of the biggest problems facing street artists has always been the legality of painting on unauthorized walls. While many people cheer for a more art filled city, there are always those (including business owners) who decry the practice of using the urban environment as a canvas. Enter Aussie street artist Buff Diss, a man who uses masking tape to create his uniquely linear works of art… and in doing so makes works which can please everyone. Don’t like it? Simply peal it off. [Read more...]

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Extreme Makeover: Church Edition

Tuesday 01.22.2013 , Posted by

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Sometimes churches need makeovers. Over the course of many years some churches just don’t get the attendance they used to, and without the people to support the building expenses and upkeep, some churches close down. Such was the case of a church located in Ward 6, an up and coming waterfront neighborhood in Washington D.C. It was up for sale and it needed a facelift. With the help of a private commission, artist Hense was brought on to baptize this church into a new beginning and bring a little color to the local neighborhood. [Read more...]

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One Tasty Wall: Cake Icing Used to Make Street Art

Wednesday 10.31.2012 , Posted by

Just when you thought you’d seen all the mediums possible for street art (from chalk to yarn), here comes an artist creating fascinating work with cake frosting. Shelley Miller, a Montreal based artist, has been creating some highly detailed murals around the city which at first and even second glance appear to be made from victorian era blue and white tile. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #299 > In The Hands Of Muralists

Wednesday 10.24.2012 , Posted by

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Rich Psychedelic Patterns in Modern Illustrations

Monday 06.27.2011 , Posted by

Not wanting to be constrained by his tools or techniques, Bucharest based illustrator Matei Apstolescu uses everything from pencils, markers and spray paint to a Wacom tablet, Photoshop and Illustrator to create his intricately detailed works. Many of his line rich pieces feature a rainbow of intense color, harkening back to a bygone era of psychedelic poster art, while relying on modern techniques and themes. The graffiti artist turned illustrators work has been used by such notable companies as Coca-Cola, Olympus Europe, Bacardi Japan, Computer Arts UK & China, BMW Romania. [Read more...]

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