294 posts tagged Street Art
294 posts tagged Street Art
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.
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.
Artist Joe Mangrum travels to cities around the country laden with bags of vibrantly coloured sand which he carefully sprinkles on the ground, one handful at a time, to create awesome ephemeral sand paintings.
"Each work is spontaneous in its design and evolves as Mangrum works, spending upwards of 6-8 hours hunched over the ground to complete each piece. The artist estimates he’s completed nearly 550 paintings over the last few years."
Click here to watch an entrancing time-lapse video in which Mangrum creates the sand painting pictured at the top of this post.
Today the Department of Awesome Anamorphic Artwork checks in on New York-based artist Aakash Nihalani (previously featured here), who continues to transform public spaces with his playful geometric tape installations.
"For however briefly, I am trying to offer people a chance to step into a different New York than they are used to seeing, and in turn, momentarily escape from routine schedules and lives. We all need the opportunity to see the city more playfully, as a world dominated by the interplay of very basic color and shape. I try to create a new space within the existing space of our everyday world for people to enter freely , and unexpectedly ‘disconnect’ from their reality."
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.
Toronto-based animator and artist Aiden Glynn of Pizza and Pixels (previously featured here) has been livening up the Liberty Village neighbourhood by creating goofy, googly-eyed characters out of the urban landscape with the clever addition of handmade facial features like eyes, teeth, and lolling tongues. Aiden calls this particular form of street art “toon bombing” and we think it’s wonderful.
For more Toon Bombing, follow Aiden here on Tumblr at Pizza and Pixels.
[via Street Art Utopia]
Last month we posted about an awesome astronaut sloth painted on a utility box in Auckland, New Zealand by artist and web designed Paul Walsh. As you can see from these photos, Paul is still hard at work sprucing up utility boxes around the city. Thanks to a successful PledgeMe campaign, he even has public support backing his creative efforts.
Each piece takes 2-5 hours to complete. With five pieces under his belt so far (including a pretty fly hip-hop pigeon), Paul plans to redecorate ten to fifteen more throughout Auckland before he’s through. You can follow his progress via his website or over on Facebook.
[via My Modern Metropolis]
German graffiti artist Martin “MEGX” Heuwold transformed the grey exterior walls of a drab municipal utility building in Wuppertal, Germany into the Super Mario Bros.-themed wonderland you see here. There’s a 20-meter-deep water reservoir beneath the building, so this geektastic makeover was a great choice. We can’t look at these photos without hearing the game’s sound effects in our head.
Visit MEGX’s website to check out more of his playful public art projects.