91 posts tagged Graffiti
91 posts tagged Graffiti
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]
Denver, Colorado-based artist Joseph Martinez creates amazingly detailed miniature oil paintings on the inside of matchbooks. His latest series, entitled A Little Piece of the Bay, is dedicated to San Francisco and its graffiti and street artists.
Visit Joseph’s website to check out more of his artwork.
Russian street artist Nomerz, one of our favourite personifiers of public structures, recently transformed this culvert, located somewhere in the Ural Mountains, into a wide-eyed toothy creature with a bit of a salivation problem.
Click here to watch a time-lapse video of Nomerz creating this playful piece.
As you can probably guess, our favourite part of this whimsical piece of anthropomorphic graffiti, created by Italian street artist Mr Thoms, is its awesome mustache. We’re guessing that Mr Thoms took one look at this old fountain, which is located in Fonte Nuova, Italy, and knew it needed a face. That cute little dog (top photo) clearly approves too.
American street artist ABOVE spent about seven months searching the streets of East London at night in order to find the perfect location to create this awesome new site-specific, multi-layered stencil piece. Entitled Timing Is Everything, the piece depicts a breakdancer busting a move atop the shadow of a curbside parking sign.
English street artist Phlegm (previously featured here) recently completed an awesome new and spectacularly large mural, this time in Warsaw, Poland. The artist was invited to Poland’s capital city to participate in the 2013 Street Art Doping Festival.