141 posts tagged Ephemeral Art
141 posts tagged Ephemeral Art
Monkeys + Street Art = Awesome
We love this beautiful mural in Melbourne, Australia by Herakut, an amazing German street art duo. It was created last year as part of The Giant Storybook Project, for which Herakut wrote a children’s book by painting large murals around the world telling the story of Lily, Jay, the giants and their animal friends.
The text on the right side of the mural reads: “So she dreamt of running away with the monkeys. The most curious just tended to be the most…courageous.”
Less talk, more marvelous monkey street art!
Visit Herakut’s Facebook page to check out more of their phenomenal street art.
Photo by ajhaysom
[via Street Art Utopia]
Redditor Kgriffin88 shared this photo of an awesome freight train car painted to look like a classic NES controller, but with one important difference. The car was painted by a graffiti writer named Texer and, instead of giving it two round A and B buttons, this colossal controller has three buttons - A, L and B - for Texer’s ALB crew.
[via Incredible Things]
When you’re walking around town something as ordinary as a bent railing might not draw your attention at all, let alone make you wonder how it happened in the first place. But if you’re a street artist named OaKoAk (previously featured here), you don’t just notice the damaged railing, you envision a tiny Bruce Lee as the cause and then make it happen so the rest of us can enjoy the fruits of your awesome imagination.
Street artists Aakash Nihalani (previously featured here) and Know Hope collaborated on this wonderful piece which transforms a flat blue exterior wall in Brooklyn, NY into corner with windows on either side. A flock of paper birds flies in one window and out the other, which reinforces the optical illusion while also suggesting that perhaps these two widows are actually floating in midair.
This awesome Gif-fiti mural is the work of Cheko, a street artist based in Granada, Spain. Follow him here on Tumblr to check out more of his beautiful artwork, created both on the street and indoors.
We’re always delighted by street art that makes use of its location. This piece is all about perspective. Created by an artist named Tabby, this example is particularly impressive for its cleverness, geekiness and the size of the actual art compared to the scale of the accomplishment.
Tabby carefully positioned a sticker of one the chompy piranha plants from Nintendo’s Super Mario series on the glass side of a bus stop so that it lines up perfectly to appear to be both absolutely gigantic and emerging from a nearby Flak Tower. Brilliant.
Visit Tabby’s website to check out more of their street art.
[via Twisted Sifter]
"I hope the Wall is high enough."
Today the Department of Awesome Anamorphic Artwork pays a visit to Bishop’s Square in Spitalfields, London where HBO commissioned 3D Joe and Max (previously featured here) to created this spectacular anamorphic street painting of The Wall from Game of Thrones.
Visit Dailymail.co.uk for more photos of this amazing optical illusion.
We’ve seen the astonishing frozen Sea Caves on the shore of Lake Superior. Now let’s check out a manmade winter wonderland on the other side of the continental divide. This fantastic frozen fortress is the Ice Castle located in Midway, Utah. These enchantingly photographs were taken by Salt Lake City-based photographer Ben Kuhns.
Handmade from over 20,000,000 pounds of ice, the Ice Castle is a network of carved footpaths that wind through towering glacial formations, caverns, archways, and maze-like tunnels. At night the castle is illuminated by multicolored LED lights, which serve to heighten the already mysterious and magical atmosphere.
[via My Modern Metropolis]
It’s been a while since we last checked in on the playful artwork of Roadsworth (previously featured here). The Montreal-based street artist continues to create clever large-scale pieces that turn city streets into an urban wonderland. Flocks of geese migrate in v-formation down the middle of a street while a school of sardines swims into a net and then turns up packed into a can at two crosswalks. The dividing lines of a parking lot are the stems from which saplings sprout as giant flowers grow up out of the gutter.
"This year marks a decade since Roadsworth was charged with 53 counts of public mischief, after which he received considerable public support and was let go with a slap on the wrist. Since then the artist has created artwork for municipalities, exhibitions, and arts festivals around the world."
Visit Roadworth’s website to check out more of his awesome street art.