Making a Mess

Street Art // Thursday, July 14, 2011
Strategically unloading 500 liters of paint into a busy intersection seems like a liability if you ask me, bright color paint going every which way could easly cause confusion and distraction.  Luckily, no one crashed and Dutch performance artist Lepe B.T. Rubingh can dodge a lawsuit.

Collaborate and Listen..

Street Art // Thursday, July 14, 2011
Berlin-based illustrators and muralists, Low Bros, got together with Herr von Bias, Axer, Stan, and Billy to create this visual soup.

Central Chinese Television Building

Street Art // Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Located in Beijing, China, the CCTV Headquarters is a remarkable project designed by architect Rem Koolhaas.  With a fire nearly burning down a neighboring building and a Chinese critic publishing an article stating the building was modeled after a pornographic image of a naked women on her hands and knees, it’s surprising the building reached completion.

Before I Die Project

Street Art // Wednesday, July 13, 2011
New Orleans resident, Candy Chang, has created a community project, utilizing a dilapidated old building as a canvas for individuals to express themselves.  As Architecture News states, “The seed of the project was planted several years ago when Chang was living and working in Helsinki as a design researcher and suffered numerous personal tragedies including the loss of close friends. A number of her friends faced similar hardships, causing Chang to view her future in a very different way.”  Chang quit her job, moved to New Orleans, co-founded a civic design studio called Civic Center, and started to engage with public space again.

Matt W. Moore Mural in Uk

Street Art // Wednesday, July 13, 2011
"Matt W. Moore is the founder of MWM Graphics, a Design and Illustration studio based in Portland, Maine. Matt works across disciplines, from colorful digital illustrations in his signature “Vectorfunk” style, to freeform watercolor paintings, and massive aerosol murals. MWM exhibits his artwork in galleries all around the world, and collaborates with clients in all sectors. Matt is also Co-Founder & Designer for Glyph Cue Clothing."

Lucha Libre

Street Art // Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Wonderful new wall by Buenos Aires-based artist and muralist, Jaz.  

Balancing Barn

Street Art // Tuesday, July 12, 2011
For $1000 a night, you can stay in a dangling, 100-foot-long Balancing Barn off the Suffolk Coast in England.  Designed by the Dutch firm MVRDV, the barn’s highlight is the single rope swing hanging from the edge of the structure for children or adult recreation.  

The Handoff

Street Art // Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Overunder, IRGH and ND’A came together to paint this large wall in Brooklyn.  A ball of limbs being passed between to odd characters.  

Crystal Eyes

Street Art // Tuesday, July 12, 2011
  Oakland-based muralist, Doodles accompanied by two collaborators is looking for your help to fund a traveling art project.  As the artists state, “Crystal-Eyes is a project that combines ancient wisdom with travel, healing, painting, cinematography, and music. Nick, Alex, and Lawrence will set out on a journey, collecting crystals along the gem trails of these beautiful United States”.  The group has started a Kickstarter page where you can find more information about the project.    

Sisyphus

Street Art // Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Ukrainian muralists Aec and Waone that work under the collective name, Interesni Kazki, have created this fantastic mural in Ekaterinburg, Russia.  I agree with the murals content and suggest you simplify your life, roll it all in a ball and toss it off the side of a mountain!  

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