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.
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.
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.
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.
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. […]
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.
A completely blank white room at the Au Vieux Panier hotel in France is visually sliced in half by amazing street art. The vivid installation was created by graffiti artist, Tilt, and his crew. This is kind of how I picture the left side of the brain vs. the right side.
Life is Porno 4D is a graffiti stop-frame animation from streetartists Dian and Kacer from Life is Porno crew in Prague. They took Rumpel (their streetart character) into a new dimension. Probably the first stop-frame animation in the world that made 3D paintings move. The animation was made in Porno Villa in Prague and was […]
These hoops earrings by San Francisco based DMDMetal feature a tiny graffiti writer tagging up an old-school NYC subway car. The only thing that could make them cooler is if you could customize what the miniature delinquent was writing. Check.
Stencils, tags, paste-ups, and vibrant strokes sprayed intensely across underground walls are a common city scene. Graffiti is the epitome of urban art and culture. It is not, however, what one would expect on a proper bottle of wine. That’s where South Australia’s Longview Vineyard comes into the picture.
The Hive Apartments is the first in a series of Hip Hop buildings designed by ITN Architects. It is a joint development by the architect Zvi Belling and ‘Prowla’ of the Rock Da City graffiti crew. Prowla’s design, which spells out ‘Hive’, is constructed in concrete to make the graffiti relief façade complete with arrows, swooshes and drips that will see any council worker have major problems to try and clean it away. Result. An ephemeral art, made permanent.
UK-based street art collective, Grafik Warfare, really like robots. They create alot of them, in many shapes and sizes. Check out some of the graffiti by Grafik Warfare artists, SNUB, SINNAone, MISHFIT and DANK .
Met Hatziel is a funky pop, street oriented surrealist. He has managed to master his style and technique, combining the stereotypical mediums of street art and fine art (oils), layering realities, and emancipating some likely obsessions.
MAD C is an amazing German graffiti artist with a brutal style of street letters. You probably couldn’t guess that MAD C is female. And the best thing is that, everyone expects female artists to make cute stuff, but MAD C isn’t that kind of artist. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I found her Vimeo videos on […]
I’m a freelance illustrator and designer from the UK working in the realms of vector illustration, photo montage and manipulation, and mixed media. My work is influenced by contemporary graffiti and lowbrow art, along with almost anything from the natural world. As well as the great outdoors, I gain inspiration from the more bizarre world of humans. Walking around antiques shops is a favourite. It’s like a sensory overload a lot of the time.