98 posts tagged Graffiti
98 posts tagged Graffiti
Depending on where you live graffiti pieces may be a regular sight, but even if that’s so, those pieces are usually created in secret - painted in abandoned or out-of-the-way locations or at least under the cover of darkness. Unless you’re hanging around legal walls, it’s unusual to get to watch a writer execute one of their pieces. This time-lapse video, produced by paint company Ironlak, shows Melbourne-based street artist Sofles doing what he does best inside an abandoned building. It’s pretty awesome to watch the creation of a burner. He makes it look so easy while revealing just how many steps there are in creating a piece of this caliber.
[via Design Taxi]
The Department of Awesome Anamorphic Artwork has been on fire lately with exciting new finds. Today we explore the work of a phenomenal Portuguese graffiti writer named Odeith. He’s been painting since 1996 and appears to have mastered the art of making his letters look like they’re popping off the walls and floating above the ground.
His visual trickery is at its best when used in corners or other narrow spaces. Then it’s all too easy to forget that you’re looking at flat surfaces. This is some serious skill and, as a result, these days Odeith doesn’t just paint on walls, he’s also received corporate commissions from companies all over the world such as Shell, Coca-Cola, Samsung, Estradas de Portugal and S. L. Benfica.
UK-based artist and designer INSA (previously featured here) recently traveled to Taiwan for the Pow! Wow! Taiwan international street art festival. He collaborated with friend and fellow artist MADSTEEZ to create this awesome piece of Gif-iti on the side of an eight-story building.
INSA and MADSTEEZ spent five days painting around the clock, enduring monsoon rains, to create this gorgeous mural. And remember, because it’s Gif-iti, they had to paint it more than once. It took four passes to create the finished piece. It’s the largest Gif-iti mural that Insa has created yet.
Click here for a time-lapse video of the creation of this fantastic animated mural.
Head over to Insaland for process photos.
Puerto Rican street artist JUFE has an awesome painting style which looks like 3D grid renderings created on a computer rather than skillfully executed paintings on a wall. These roses and crab claw were created in the Santurce district of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Visit JUFE’s website to check out more of his artwork.
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]
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.
These awesome examples of anamorphic artwork were created by Truly Design, an Italian graffiti crew-turned art and design collective. The crew keep busy working in the fields of illustration, fine art, graphic design, and even teaching, but it’s their clever and beautifully executed anamorphic street art that really stops us in our tracks.
UK-based artist and designer INSA (previously featured here) just shared an awesome new Gif-iti piece. This time INSA traveled to The Gambia where he painted the outside of a thatched mud hut as part of Lynx Africa’s 18th anniversary celebration:
"It was only after I had had all the inoculations and boarded the plane that I realised I had misread the brief of ‘Make a piece of work inspired by Africa’ to Make a piece of work IN Africa!
Anyway it worked out well as I couldn’t think of a better way to produce a piece of work inspired by a place than actually visiting it. I flew to The Gambia and spent some time in and around the villages on the mangroves of Makasutu Jungle. I painted a traditional african thatched mud hut that belong to Saloum and his 2 wives and many children. Saloum was particularly pleased with the marching elephants as they have pretty much been wiped out in The Gambia apart from the one owed by the president.”
We just learned about a wonderful new addition to the Department of Awesome Parenting. It’s a family tradition, called Dinovember, created by writer Refe Tuma and his wife. Every night in November, after their children have gone to bed, the pair set about creating a new scene involving their children’s dinosaur toys which makes it appear as though the tiny dinos came to life overnight and had all sorts of mischievous fun. They cook, paint, pretend to be knights and dragons, take other toys hostage, and play the kids’ boardgames. They’ve even teepeed the bathroom.
Tuma explains, “In the age of iPads and Netflix, we don’t want our kids to lose their sense of wonder and imagination. In a time when the answers to all the world’s questions are a web-search away, we want our kids to experience a little mystery. All it takes is some time and energy, creativity, and a few plastic dinosaurs. Childhood is fleeting, so let’s make sure it’s fun while it lasts.”
The photos you see here are just a small sampling of this delightful project. Follow each new installment of Dinovember over on Facebook.
[via My Modern Metropolis]