Shut up, crime! Toronto’s neighborhoods have new sheriffs in town, and they go by the names of Iron Man, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, and Astro Boy, to name a few. Artist Andrew Lamb (not his real name to protect his identity) gave the city’s ‘Neighborhood Watch’ placards a bit of an upgrade, by placing the photos of well-known do-gooders in pop culture.
We don’t know much about Maldito Juanito, except that he’s from Geneva and does some really fantastic macabre illustrations which he then unleashes on the streets by urban wheatpasting. His Tumblr is filled with loads of pictures of his works which are all quite something. He somehow manages to pull off rawness in a most […]
When was the last time you looked at a pothole and realized what a wonderful medium it’d be for art? Never? Well, same here. But The Pop Up Studio of Scranton, Pennsylvania had other (more creative) ideas when it came to the city’s potholes. Co-founder of The Pop Up Studio Valerie Kiser, says: ‘We love […]
The site of a stunning 1885-era Parisian municipal bathhouse, home to the previous Les Bains Douches nightclub, is now set to be revamped into a luxury boutique hotel. Earlier this year, a group of 50 art practitioners filled it up with their own art, creating their very own pop up art gallery from it. These […]
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles like you’ve never seen before – and no, that Michael Bay version doesn’t count. Austrian street artist, Nychos, created these amazing dissections of the ninja turtles, employing his iconic and distinct anatomical explosion-style of illustration. Finally, with these visualizations, we now know that inside every butt-kicking, radioactive reptile lies a functional […]
Street art is shaping the way we see and live in urban spaces everywhere in the world. In Rome, we’ve got the Space Invader leaving small pixelated masterpieces around Trastevere and other old neighborhoods; and in Melbourne and other Australian cities, there’s Rone.
Her artistic name is the onomatopoeic word for the sound of action: KASHINK. And action you’ll get, mostly through huge paintings of four-eyed characters in gaudy colours that you can find all around the world. The work of this French artist is inspired by her Spanish and Slovakian origins, and often features portraits of Frida Kahlo mashed up with comics, which she loves.
If you can’t make it to an art gallery, the art gallery will come to you. Thanks to Los Angeles-based street artist Plastic Jesus, the streets of LA have become an artistic playground. Described as ‘The Banksy of LA’, Plastic Jesus’ work shines ‘a small light into some of those dark corners of society then stands back to watch reactions and opinions’.
Finally, the masses of voiceless lost items have been given a helping hand! These lonely and abandoned items now have a voice – or a signage, rather – in speaking out their pleas. New York-based street artist Yoonjin Lee has come to the aid of paper clips, hair bands, subway cards, lighters, and other discarded […]
People who were lucky – or unlucky – enough to be in London for the ‘Game of Thrones: The Complete Third Season’ DVD release, were treated to a perilous and deadly climb over the famous ice barrier that Jon Snow and Ygritte once faced.
Madrid-based street artist SpY – considered the ‘Spanish Banksy’- has been leaving his mark on various urban landscapes since the 1980s. In the ‘90s, he switched from graffiti to something a bit unconventional – mixing and matching everyday items to make installations with a whole new meaning. He’s replaced a phone with a banana in […]
Spray paint can be so environmentally unfriendly, no? Multidisciplinary designer Anna Garforth, who is based in East London, often works with adorning walls with bio-degradable public art in the form of moss graffiti. The geometric one she did for an architecture firm is especially pretty.
You might’ve heard of Watts in the past. Sanford and Son, the 1970s TV series, was set there. But there’s also a darker side to the neighborhood where gang violence occurs much too frequently. But now be introduced to another side of this colorful Los Angeles neighborhood. A city-wide ban on murals in Watts has […]
Every year we look forward to seeing the photos of the most beloved street art photos discovered by Street Art Utopia. Here is a selection of street art photos from around the world, each with different social messages and graphic styles.
Redditor sneakylawyer and his girlfriend were out ‘urban exploring’ (Uh-huh. Urban exploring. Wink wink) in Ronse, Belgium when they came across the message, ‘There’s beauty in destruction’, painted on an abandoned hospital. Like the characters in a horror movie, they did the most logical and safest thing to do, go in the abandoned, structurally unstable, evil lair-ish hospital.