Horror on a Stick

August 12, 2012

STOYN, the Russian ad agency famous for their pop culture ice lollies featuring celebrities and icons from the past, such as Che Guevara and Darth Vader are on the verge of producing a new and far more horrific second series of their ice cream art. Check out these previews – you can almost taste the 80’s!

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Argentine creative Alvarez Ortega Bianchi aka Cucacolor comes up with some of the craziest and most visually infectious imagery around. Murals, paintings, illustrations and limited edition prints for a similarly tripped out crowd. See his brain melting designs above and below and plenty more at Bianchi’s site at www.cucacolor.com. There’s also a rather cool interview at Illustration Rally for those who want to delve deeper. Learn to love your weird side :0

The Real Night Rider

August 4, 2012

This glow in the dark skateboard park by Korean artist Koo Jeong-A in association with Brussels-based L’Escaut Architectures created at an island in the middle of France’s Vassivière Lake has to be one of the most awesome urban environments ever conceived. The luminosity comes from a special phosphorescent concrete, that should be used in just about every city centre, everywhere in the world from now on. But probably won’t.

The vast majority of us in the world will probably never have a chance to ride the luminous trip fantastic or even walk it – so if you’re a town planner or an architect or run a construction company take a leaf from Koo Jeong-A’s book and try lighting up the city at night without burning more fuel. Just for a change let’s really try going green 😀

Photos via L’Escaut Architectures.

Tegucigalpa is the capital city of Honduras, statistically one of the most dangerous countries in the world. With more violence and murders per capita than almost anywhere, you’d think it’d be the last place anyone would risk creating street art. But even under the pain of death, corrupt police, and heavily armed gangs, one hooded and masked art vigilante, known simply as the Urban Maeztro, is risking his life to bring his particular brand of political street art to the people of Honduras.

It might not be the most original street art you’ve ever seen, but damn, this kid has got some Cahunas. Forget about stories of UK and US street artists and the ‘risks they take’, this kid is as hardcore as they come, he even stops to pat dogs after risking his neck for his art. Long live the Honduran street art revolution!

If you want to read more check out these links…
Huffington Post
WJACTV
Tri-City Herald

South African painter Faith47 just completed a new piece in Rochester for the Wall Therapy festival. Entitled “Rhapsody”, this beautiful new piece can be seen in Downtown Rochester on E Main St. Next stop NYC! Here are a few more works by Faith47 to wet your appetite…

Via: Street Art News

Scott Gundersen is a Michigan based artist with a great skill for creating highly unique portraits from nothing but recycled wine corks. “Grace” is pixelated with 9,217 of them, “Trisha” with 3,621 old wine corks. See the video below for a time lapse of The final 50 hours of a 200 hour project. I just wonder who got to drink all the wine?

See more of his work via Behance.

The whole Olympics crackdown on street art is getting out of control. Darren Cullen is a legal graffiti artist, part of Graffiti Kings, a company commissioned by Team GB to create some enticing street art for the event.

illegal arrests, missile launchers mounted on apartment blocks without even asking the permission of the people who live there, suppression of  news, removal of anything or anyone, that the unelected powers that be, decide on a whim. All this for a bit of running and jumping. Is it really worth it?

If it’s a trade off between The Olympics and human rights, I’ll take the latter thanks.

Read the interview with Darren Cullen at VICE.

Be the envy of every tourist and mini cab driver in London with this absolutely beautiful vision of London in the form of a highly intricate hand drawn and coloured map by UK illustrator Jenni Sparks. Commissioned by Evermade and available in slightly larger sizes than A2 (£75) and A1 (£130) at www.Evermade.com – I guarantee these lovelies will sell out fast. Read more at Jenni’s blog – www.JenniSparks.Blogspot.co.uk

Via: Carollainy.Wordpress.com

Subvertising in Toronto

July 26, 2012

Check out these hacktivist street art shots taken in Toronto recently featuring modded city information posts, which it turns out are only used for advertising and caused both the removal of free bike parking and the destruction of several trees. Many of them are interactive and truly engage the public in a serious message, essentially how big business always outweighs environmental concerns when it comes to running Toronto.

Via Pop Up City

Strangely enough not for his burning bank paintings, although he was ‘questioned’ about his motives regarding these, it was actually a street chalking offence, which shouldn’t be a damn law in the first place – it’s chalk for ****’s sake. You have to admire the guy for taking on this ridiculous law.

Everyone in America, GRAB YOUR CHALK AND MAKE YOUR MARK.

See the full story at www.laweekly.com and visit Alex’s blog at www.alexanderschaefer.blogspot.co.uk.

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