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

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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

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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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Public signs are hilariously improved

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Wednesday 19 December 2012

Sometimes a sign just isn’t saying what it really SHOULD say, and that’s where these clever and anonymous graffiti artists come in. These improved public signs and billboards are hilarious and truthful at the same time.

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Makati CBD Walkway gallery by anonymous grafitti artists

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By Themiton Sevilla in New Art on Tuesday 18 December 2012

The Makati Central Business District Walkway connection along Dela Rosa Street turns into a venue of self-expression among nameless street artists who started the project only a few weeks ago. Varying styles manifest in the works, all of which were painstakingly crafted by means of brushing, air-brushing, and stenciling on canvas ceilings.

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It’s proven: Windows 95 fights anti-semitism

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 11 December 2012

Windows 95 was the best Windows version ever. So when we found out about how a Redditor and his friend “took care of a graffitied swastika” by covering it up with the Windows 95 logo, we completely understood. Bet the Windows logo design guys never saw this coming when they came up with it 17 […]

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Remarkable 3D graffiti by Jimmy Cochran

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By Kiron Heriot-Darragh in New Art on Tuesday 11 December 2012

Australian-born graffiti artist Jimmy Cochran has painted walls from the Bronx to Berlin and is recognized equally in fine art galleries as graffiti street tours in London. Last month, Cochran unveiled his latest project, pushing the boundaries of his pointillist-inspired art style with 3D graffiti techniques.

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Milan street artist Sea: swimming in remarkable street art

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Saturday 1 December 2012

Milan-based street artist Sea got his very first contact to the outdoor art scene as a little boy fequently visiting a particular part of the Italian sea side which was stuffed with graffiti back in the days. Ever since he felt very attracted to street art and to special places for sharing his work. Up till today he developed his talent and became a well known artist doing great walls and paintings and as well forming part of the Spruzzers team.

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The Tunnels: photo series by Christian Suchecki

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By Brian Jerome in New Photography on Monday 12 November 2012

Graffiti and skate culture has become more polished and is trending away from its roots. Philadelphian photographer, Christian Suchecki, brings back a grittier and darker edge to this aesthetic in his series, The Tunnels. Suchecki explores the dimly lit and overly graffiti scripted subway tunnels of North Philadelphia.

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The Heidelberg Project: 3D graffiti by Tyree Guyton

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By Nini Baseema in New Art on Tuesday 16 October 2012

The Heidelberg Project was started in 1986 by Tyree Guyton. He decorated the houses in his neighborhood using paint and salvaged objects from the street, thereby turning a once-threatened area into a tourist sensation. With the Heidelberg Project, the Detroit-based artist has drawn attention to the plight of his home city’s forgotten neighborhoods. He calls his art 3D Graffiti, or Guerilla architecture. His vision was to transform the two block area in Detroit where his work is to be seen into a state of the art Cutural Village. I say, mission accomplished.

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New street art by Van Saro

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By Didu Losso in New Art on Tuesday 9 October 2012

I met this amazing artist in person while I was in LA. His artwork reflects his life, thoughts and feelings, and his paintings can bring to light the savagery of the current system and those who support and perpetuate it. He considers himself an artist, not just an oil painter or graffiti artist.

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Vivid illustrations and murals by Jeff Soto

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Thursday 27 September 2012

Jeff Soto is a Southern California-based artist who specializes in illustrations and murals. His work is a vivid and bold hybrid of Pop Surrealism and graffiti. Soto draws inspiration from urban and pop culture, and his represented by the Jonathan Levin Gallery in NYC.

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Artwork on eight canvases made of 84 wine crates each

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By Chris Courtney in Video on Wednesday 26 September 2012

Swiss winery, Fin Bec, flew eight top graffiti artists from around the world (New Zealand, Japan, USA, South Africa, UK, Switzerland) to their winery to create artwork on eight canvases made of 84 wine crates each. The finished artwork was then used as wine labels and the artwork was dismantled and filled with the wines. […]

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Moving Graffiti: a breathtaking video by BLU

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By Matt Kerley in Video on Wednesday 19 September 2012

This video is a few years old now but I am still blown away every time I see it. Every once and a while I have to go back and experience how vast an undertaking this project by BLU was.

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