UK-based street artist Hush has an exhibition of new paintings at the Corey Helford Gallery in California which celebrates the beauty of tagging, graffiti, and the female form.. “I look to take something like tagging that is generally seen as aggressive, ugly and masculine out of context and present it to the viewer as something beautiful,” says Hush. Check out a taster of some of the new work here.
Here’s the scenario: graff artist Kidult sprayed the word “Art” on the shopfront of Marc Jacobs Soho store last Tuesday. Marc Jacobs then capitalised on the incident by printing up a t-shirt commemorating Kidult’s handiwork for the exorbitant sum of $689. Somewhat pissed off at Marc Jacobs having the last laugh, Kidult took to Twitter to denounce the co-opting of his “art”, by tweeting: “”SHAME on you, YOU COPY @therealkidult to make money with it, capitalist thieve.” But the fashion war isn’t over! Tumblr Wilfry (Wil Fry, a Canberra local now based in New York) has flipped the feud on both parties by making his own tee printed with the Marc Jacobs version (oh-so meta!) and is only charging a princely $35 a pop for his take. That’s how you make it in America. Nice work brother!
Another epic stop motion graff from Blu. He’s outdone himself. Check some of his previous work here.
Melbourne Council has inadvertently painted over a priceless piece of CBD street art by world-famous stencil artist Banksy. Dickheads.
Read the full story here.
This is cool. Get your graff accessories in the same manner you get your drinks: via a vending machine…
[via Juice Magazine]
If you dig graff or light writing, you’ll love desinger Aïssa Logerot‘s latest project. Logerot has manufactured a fake aerosol can, called the Halo, which simply replaces the traditional nozzle with a tiny LED. The Halo preserves the techniques and gestures of graffiti and transfers them to light writing. It is possible to change the color and the brightness of the LED to change the graffiti’s styles. If the light doesn’t have enough battery, users simply have to shake it to have energy again.
Turn off the lights and get busy!
[via Cool Hunting]
RE-SURFACE is a boutique factory and design studio based in Brooklyn that dedicates itself to producing interior lighting with a sense or urban art and culture in mind. Their D-Light Pillar Candles are contained in slender cylindrical glasses with printed urban graphics inspired by graffiti. Perfect to give your apartment that gritty urban vibe!
[via Freshness Mag]
Thankfully, walls don’t often have this problem…
“Unable to show the whole piece as an unexpected error occurred”
This is cool.
Over 20,000 cars, trucks, and motorised vehicles pass through San Francisco’s Broadway tunnel each day. On 14 April 2008, acclaimed documentary maker Doug Pray and street artist Paul “Moose” Curtis came together to create an environmentally friendly work of art in the tunnel and to discuss the idea of the Reverse Graffiti Project.
Canberra-based designer Georgina Edwards is in the middle of compiling her final year graphic design portfolio at the University of Canberra. Between classes and her day job, she somehow managed to find enough time to do some stop-motion graff for local retailers iTrip iSkip and Unit Concepts. The result is the video above. It took eight days to complete and just over a week in post-prod to put the footage together. A shout out has to go to sisters Ana and Diana at iTrip iSkip. Great to see the girls once again showing their support for the local Canberra design scene.
Wooster Collective recently posted these cool pics of street art that play with the concept of light and shadow.
The primary concern of statue art is representational. But whatever a statue (or street art) represents can be warped by perspective – just like this statue in Kaunas, Lithuania. During the day the piece on the wall looks like a random collection of stars. But when night falls and the shadow of the statue is projected onto that wall, a magical new artwork appears.
Speaking of shadows, here’s the Dark Knight himself. He was spotted near the corner of Iroquois Shore on Trafalgar road in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
Deceptively simple. All it takes is an open mind. Thanks Wooster.
I am absolutely jonesing to watch Beautiful Losers - a new doco directed by Aaron Rose. It charts the rise in the early 1990′s of a loose-knit group of likeminded outsiders who found common ground at a little NYC storefront gallery. Rooted in the DIY subcultures of skateboarding, surf, punk, hip hop and graffiti, they made art that reflected the lifestyles they led. Those lifestyles have now collectively helped to transform pop culture.