by Zolton in Video on Saturday 30 April 2011

Many moons ago, when my hair was longer and my eyes were clearer, I was the editor of Australian pop culture magazine, Riot. For one issue, I commissioned an eight page illustration spread from a then little-known Italian artist named Blu. He, instead, created a series of distinctive drawings burnt into panels of wood. It was mind-blowing stuff. Typically, as we now know. Blu has since become one of the most applauded street artists out there, and rightly so. His work is phenomenal, as this stop motion animation reveals.