This summer, we invited mural painter Matt W. Moore to create a series of live painting performances on walls in MARSEILLE, LYON, and PARIS. Directors Le Groupuscule captured the evolution of each mural, gathering over 700,000 pictures, that were edited as a stop-motion animation to an unreleased track by Monsieur Monsieur : “Walls Are Dancing”, to create this music video.
Graffiti Analysis is an extensive ongoing study in the motion of graffiti. Custom software designed for graffiti writers creates visualizations of the often unseen motion involved in the creation of a tag. Motion data is recorded, analyzed and archived in a free and open database, where writers can share analytical representations of their hand styles
Legendary New York street artist Craig “KR” Costello customized a Mini Cooper S with his signature KRINK aesthetic. The car was shown today at Erste Liebe Bar in Hamburg, Germany. A vernissage takes place at Vicious Gallery on October 31st.
Kleine Freiheit 46
Via High Snobiety
To many people, the elevator is just a device to get you up or down. A ride in this amazing warehouse elevator in the city of Antwerp makes you forget about boring elevator shafts. This fully illustrated elevator-shaft is one of the recent projects of the Dutch rep agency Shop Around – mainly representing illustrators, graphic designers and animators and motion graphic designers.
Mulheres Barbadas must have been working out their arms, but considering what we already know about them, they’re used to it. They’re a few steps beyond the starting line of five long days of live painting at Sao Paulo’s concept furniture store Micasa, where they’ll leave nothing"”walls, tables, chairs, refrigerators, even owner Houssein Jarouche’s Mini Cooper"”untouched with black marker. The duo, who take turns intertwining each other’s wacky drawings in magnificent detail, are streaming their intense art session on their site and told me they are already so productive that they’re running out of things to paint. In fact, it must not only be their arms that are tired but their brains too: they’re encouraging viewers to suggest what images they want them to put on the walls and furniture by adding the tag “#mulheresbarbadas” to Tweets. After Mulheres Barbadas reach the finish line, they’ll put the finished goods on for sale at Micasa. The walls will likely stay put though"“the building’s schedule to be demolished in a few months. Tune in between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sao Paulo time to watch the fun unfold.
Banksy, beloved English street artist owes much of his popularity and fame to his voluntary anonymity. Some would call it admirable, an artist could surely garner more fame and fortune if he revealed his face. While others, like myself, think that he is already famous because of the intrigue he created. Director Ivan Massow tries to capture the Banksy phenomenon in his film “Banksy’s Coming For Dinner,” which stars Joan Collins, her husband Percy and a hodgepodge of other guests as they all convene for a dinner with Banksy. There is much excitement and comotion as the diners all wonder who the man behind the art really is. I’ve watched the trailer a few times now and to be honest, it is difficult to tell how much of the movie is fact and how much is fiction. It will be available in both DVD and downloadable formats soon and should be interesting!
Hundreds of unregistered billboards flood the NYC urban landscape, creating a glut of unregulated eyesores on nearly every formerly barren surface. While the city allows this unregulated illegal ugliness to stand unchecked, Jordan Seiler and PublicAdCampaign.com decided it was high time to do something about this piracy of the common landscape. In an effort to turn those blights on buildings into works of art, they launched the New York Street Advertising Takeover; whitewashing 126 billboards across the Big Apple and then asking eighty artists to do their best to remove our memories of some of that awful imagery. One of our favorite creations of the project sprung from the mind of our good friend Ji Lee, whose Delete billboard showed just how much the previous occupier of this particular swath of concrete was appreciated. Great stuff…