301 posts tagged Street Art
301 posts tagged Street 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]
Today the Department of Awesome Anamorphic Artwork offers up a wonderfully geeky creation by street artists Leon Keer and Remko van Schaik on the campus of the EPLF technical institute in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The duo spent six days working on this amazing depiction of a girl playing a 3D version of Space Invaders in an aerial arcade. Look closely, that’s not just crazy vintage arcade carpet beneath her dangling feet. It’s the very distant ground. We were never much good at the game, but we’d still love to try playing a version like this.
When we asked Keer what he found most challenging about this particular project, he said, “It was creating the Space Invaders. To get the right geometrical shape of every Invader and in good proportion with the other Invaders took a lot of calculations and a good amount of concentration.
The painting measures 150 square meters (1600 square feet) and only makes sense when viewed from one particular side. If you happen to be in the neighborhood of Lausanne, this fantastic street painting will be view through April 10, 2014.
[via My Modern Metropolis]
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.