Shepard Fairey is coming into his own. In the company of M-City, Ethos, C-215, Zed, Fairey too has been commissioned to create a mural. One can see it at 93 rue Jeanne d’Arc, Paris.
I was really impressed with the spectrum of bright vibrant colours applied to this mural of Mount Rushmore, and grateful that I have now been introduced to Eduardo Kobra’s trademark style. This mural by the Brazilian street artist was done recently in honour of America’s Independence Day and is located in LA. Kobra says: ‘My intention is to provoke and delight, with bright colors, showing once again that art and democracy, remain fundamental to art and life as a whole’.
What it lacks in the subversion and rebellion originally associated with graffiti, the Digital Grafiti Wall (backed by Heineken, no less) more than makes up for with tech geekery and wow-factor. The wall is currently touring Canada, hitting parties, clubs, and bars where people can use the gigantic drawing pad to create their own large-scale [...]
Nebraska-based artist Jake Gillespie makes huge graphite-and-chalk drawings and black and white murals. His sparse lines (often just gestural) and dark, smudgy fields of color make for expressive, impermanent-seeming images that read like thoughts and memories scribbled in a notebook.