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.
One of the pioneers of graffiti, legendary New York artist Eric Orr is releasing these amazing Custom Clear Vinyls and labels in collaboration with Serato. Any DJ or art collector should seriously get their hands on one. He was one of the first graffiti artists to substitute typography with an icon or moniker and has collaborated with a multitude of hip hop legends, such as Afrika Bambaataa (the godfather of Hip Hop) and Jazzy Jay. He is the only artist to have collaborated with Keith Haring in the New York subway system.
Gale Hart, a Northern California artist, creates intense characters and colour in her paintings to tell her visual story. Graffiti and stencil elements blend and blur with drawing and painting techniques, creating an image far greater than its parts.
London-based graffiti creatives Paintshop Studio have teamed up with DJ Format to produce an animated graffiti video to promote Format’s new album release, Statement of Intent. Filmed and edited by Jeff Metal, and produced in just one day, the entire clip was created in spray paint and showcases a collection of rappers who feature on […]
London-based graffiti and design company Paintshop Studio have joined other leading artists and designers from across the globe to release a bespoke animated home screen for PlayStation PS3.
Street artists NF and Lover have been getting up quite a bit lately. Here’s a recent collaboration that was spotted in the Bronx illustrating the dangers of cell phone use.
I just found Rad magazine online. It gives a overview of everything cool. The editors have not revealed themselves and have tried to give a very underground feel to it.
When three renowned Australian street artists (Meggs, Lister and Kid-zoom) all independently visited the UK in June, VNA Magazine organized a meet up and invited the guys at Itdrewitself along to film the day.
The big map of Buenos Aires that I have is covered in squiggly yellow highlighter lines marking the streets that Annette and I have walked. After a couple years of street walking (in the non-prostitute sense of the term), I began noticing a particular street artist whose style was different to anything I’d seen previously on walls.
Being female and involved in the graffiti and street art culture, the beautiful and talented Lady Pink is one of my most inspirational female artists. Born in Ecuador and raised in New York, she started writing graffiti in 1970 and was one of the only females involved in the scene at the time.