Best street art from April 2013

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Monday 8 July 2013

Street Art Utopia compiled this collection of the best street art from April 2013. These were voted as the most beloved photos on their Facebook page, and we can see why. From vibrant and fun illustrations to witty social commentary, it’s amazing to see the diverse and creative examples of street art found in cities […]

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Expressive street art from Siberia

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in New Art on Thursday 4 July 2013

Marat Morik and Andrew Aber, aka Morik and Aber, are two young street artists from Siberia. Despite the cold and the isolation, these two artists put all their energy into producing wonderful murals of half-realistic and graffiti-based elements, including typographics. Breaking apart and deconstructing the well-known, then reshaping it into something totally new, is their […]

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Gate 228: an unauthorized street art exhibition in Melbourne

Darwin Cosico Contributor

By Darwin Cosico in New Events on Saturday 22 June 2013

An abandoned house in Melbourne’s inner north has been transformed into an unauthorized art exhibition. Six Melbourne artists (Tom Civil, Ryan McGennisken, Doctor, Be Free, Suki & Bon) used the house as their canvas. The street artists have used aerosol paints, stencils, printmaking, illustrations, and installation-based techniques to create their artworks. The exhibition was opened to the public last Saturday morning.

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Amazing street murals in Navajo Nation

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 11 June 2013

“What’s an old black doctor man doing wheat pasting on the Navajo nation?” asks Chip Thomas on his blog. Well, the kickass Painted Desert project that gets artists to make fantastic, beautiful murals out in the vast Southwest, that’s what. Has to be seen to be believed.

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3D street art of faces by Parisian artist Gregos

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By Angela Sofo in New Art on Friday 7 June 2013

If you’re walking the streets of Paris, you might notice some faces emerging from the walls around the town. They are sort of self-portraits made by the street artist Gregos, who grew up in the northern suburbs of Paris. During the late 90s, he started experimenting with sculpting and molding techniques. In the Montmartre district, where […]

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Street art by Italian artist Kenny Random

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By Angela Sofo in New Art on Thursday 6 June 2013

His face is a mystery, but Kenny Random (aka Andrea Coppo) is a famous Italian street artist from Padova. He used to work during the night, hidden in the dark shadows of the streets, and his work primarily centers around a silhouette of a man and his cat painted in black. Lately, Random has also […]

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Artist Oliver Paass makes bowling balls look like severed heads

Jake Sheridan Contributor

By Jake Sheridan in New Art on Friday 31 May 2013

Artist Oliver Paass has created these spray painted bowling balls, making them look like severed heads. It’s an obvious choice, really. The detailed 360 degree pieces of art were put into several German bowling alleys, no doubt horrifying and intriguing patrons in equal measure. After all, it’s not every day you put your fingers up […]

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Epic street art by Parisian artist Levalet

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in New Art on Friday 31 May 2013

Wandering around the lovely city of Paris, street artist Levalet finds the best spots to glue, install and apply his art. He sees the street as his canvas and as a playground to have fun and to let others enjoy his great ideas. By always incorporating what the specific location offers him, all his pieces […]

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DALeast does eye-popping street art in London

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Thursday 23 May 2013

Chinese street artist DALeast states on his profile that he is “currently a human being”, which seems a bit of an understatement seeing how he creates all these ambitious spraypainted mural works wherever he goes. He’s been out and about in London in the last few weeks, doing some eye-popping 3D-like damage in places like […]

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Astounding street art in Beco do Batman, Sao Paulo

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 21 May 2013

I recently got to know about Beco do Batman (Batman’s Alley), a heavily graffiti-ed zone in Sao Paulo, from watching one of these Anthony Bourdain travelogue shows. The sheer vibrancy of the street art there is just astounding, as you can tell from these photos taken by travel blogger Ling Ge.

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Non destructive masking tape graffiti by Australian artist Buff Diss

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Art on Saturday 18 May 2013

Buff Diss is an amazing street artist from Australia who creates insane masking tape graffiti. If you’re thinking the use of tape would be detrimental to the the designs he could create, you are very wrong. Diss’ designs are intricate, well thought-out and easily removeable. What more could you ask for? Although, I’m not too sure you would want to remove the works of art. They make a lot of the spaces look a lot better, in my opinion.

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Guerrilla grammar marketing campaign corrects spelling mistakes in graffiti

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By Alicia Thompson in New Trends on Friday 5 April 2013

Check out this great guerrilla marketing campaign from The Tutor Crowd. They have been going around the streets of London to correct spelling mistakes in graffiti. This is a genius idea to get media coverage and brand exposure. If you are working in a marketing department, look and learn. The advertising campaign was created by […]

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Threading graffiti by Laura Ortiz Vega

Denimu Contributor

By Denimu in New Art on Thursday 28 March 2013

Look closely, this is not spray paint. Mexican artist, Laura Ortiz Vega, takes things made of stone and paint, things aggressive and chaotic, and transforms them into something delicate and beautiful using the traditional techniques of the Huichol people – ‘Painting‘ the surface of her panel with colourful threads glued with a natural bees wax […]

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LA graffiti artist Shark Toof channels his inner shark. Of course

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Art on Tuesday 12 February 2013

Meet Shark Toof. He’s the guy from LA who wheat pastes his trademark shark logo everywhere he can reach. The shark is his spirit animal. Why a shark, you ask? As the artist explains, it’s the ‘perfect culmination of all my angst, protest, strength and optimism’. His art stands out with it’s energetic, graphic style […]

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TagsAndThrows explains what graffiti bombing is all about

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By Thomas Gunnarsson in New Art on Wednesday 9 January 2013

As a kid, growing up on the K-Line in Stockholm, Sweden, it’s always been a dream to go to New York to put up tags. Even though some consider Philly to be the birthplace of this subculture, New York has always been its epicenter. When me and my friend started TagsAndThrows.com about half a year ago, we had no idea how big this thing would get. Today, we’ve got a couple of thousand visitors on the site every week and more than 10,800 followers on Instagram.

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