Submitted by Bonthom on Thu, 10/01/2013 - 10:00
You might remember our love for Aakash Nihalani from when we featured his geometric tape installations before and now he’s back with a new series entitled “Sum Times”. He incorporates his signature 3D style forms into urban environments to work as simple (and clever!) math problems. For example, one window + one window = two windows.
Submitted by Bonthom on Mon, 07/01/2013 - 15:14
A casual stroll through Gorky Park in Moscow ended awkwardly. The street artist Slinkachu arranged this accident--at least, that's what I suspect really happened. He writes:
Over the past couple of years I have travelled to many other cities around the world, abandoning my little people on the way, and what struck me most is how similar modern cities are, no matter where they are or what their size. You can stand on the street corner of modern Beijing and if it weren’t for the signs, you could be in Moscow or London or Paris. And as cities become more similar and the world becomes smaller, our problems become the same too.
Submitted by Bonthom on Mon, 07/01/2013 - 15:12
Przemek Blejzyk, an artist based in Lodz, Poland, works in various media and genres, but I'm especially taken with his enormous murals. This one, which I think is entitled "Spring," is on the Urban Forms Gallery in Lodz.
Submitted by Bonthom on Mon, 12/11/2012 - 10:45
The Grime Writer is a chunky marker pen that gets filled with soapy water (or other cleaning solution) and is used to tag dirty surfaces. It is available to purchase online at either Suck UK (link) or Cool Material (link).
Submitted by Bonthom on Fri, 12/10/2012 - 09:15
You could be the next Banksy, if only you weren’t terrified of getting arrested. I hear you—I could be the next Cesar Millan if only I wasn’t terrified of poodles. Whenever you get the urge to tag a wall forget your sharpie because Grime Writer lets you leave your mark without any incriminating evidence. Technically speaking, any graffiti you create with Grime Writer isn’t graffiti because you’re actually cleaning. The pen is filled with a cleaning solution so you can tag dirty walls with beautiful artwork. Oooor you could just use it to write “WASH ME” on people’s cars because as it turns out you’re actually not that creative or talented. But hey, at least now you know.
Submitted by Bonthom on Mon, 08/10/2012 - 14:02
The artist collective known as Stinckers is a team of cartoonists, illustrators and artists from all over the world. They each create their own uniquely stylized artwork and then turn it into high-quality, screen printed decals that are sold individually in coin-operated vending machines all over the United States (or as uncut production sheets for framing). You can view their website for vending machine locations or get uncut Stincker production sheets that are available to purchase on Etsy.
Submitted by Bonthom on Fri, 05/10/2012 - 15:23
Submitted by Bonthom on Tue, 25/09/2012 - 10:12
Artist and photographer Slinkachu of The Little People Project, stacked pills on a tiny female figurine for Balancing Act, an art installation left last year in the Khayelitsha township of Cape Town, South Africa. On his blog, Slinkachu explainsthat an estimated 16% of Khayelitsha’s population “experiences many problems such as poverty, crime and a high rate of HIV infection” and that “life can be tough, especially for children.” Prints will be available of Balancing Act at Slinkachu’s upcoming shows and a percentage of the proceeds go to Baphumelele, a “community project in Khayelitsha that aims to help local children” affected by HIV/AIDS. More information can be found at his blog.
Submitted by Bonthom on Wed, 12/09/2012 - 12:02
Chris Parks is a fine art illustrator whose work has been featured in galleries, magazines and art books around the globe. His artwork has also been commissioned by brands like Hasbro, Mini Cooper, WWE, 7-Eleven, PBR, Sanrio, Wired Magazine, Computer Arts, Blizzard Entertainment, Dean Guitars and many more.
Submitted by Bonthom on Wed, 12/09/2012 - 09:27
Seattle artist and science illustrator Marlin Peterson was recently commissioned by the Washington State Artist Trust to paint a mural somewhere in the city. After searching unsuccessfully for a suitably large wall, Peterson got the idea to look for a large roof, and where would a painting on a roof be more visiable than right underneath the Seattle Space Needle. An agreement was reached with the Seattle Center Armory (formerly the Center House) and he quickly began work on two daddy long-leg spiders using a technique calledtrompe l’oeil that creates the illusion when seen from above that giganto arachnids are actually overtaking the building. You can see many more photos and an explanation of his process over on Peterson’s website. (via street art utopia)