Laguna x Xabier Xtrm in Tolosa

Street Art // Thursday, July 12, 2012
Street muralist, Laguna, has painted yet another mural in the city of Tolosa, Spain.  This time, the artist collaborated with Xabier Xtrm on this oversized abstract head containing a variety of small details.

Steve "ESPO" Powers @ Roskilde Festival, Denmark

Music // Wednesday, July 11, 2012
With the task of painting a 330-foot-long grandstand that represents the overall theme of this years Roskilde Music Festival, December 2007 and May 2012 cover artist Steven Powers discusses his process and challenges for this particular project.  Powers also speaks on the difference of connecting with people being an artist opposed to being a musician.

La Pandilla & Don Rimx in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Street Art // Wednesday, July 11, 2012
This elephant has a lot on its back and not much support. La Pandilla and Don Rimx collaborated on the following wall in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The Painted Desert Project

Street Art // Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Organized by artists, Yote and Jetsonorama, The Painted Desert Project invited several artists to visit the Navajo country region of Northern Nevada to meet local residents and create murals. Learning of local customs, history, and tradition, the work created here references much of the culture specific to this area.  Artists we post about frequently including Overunder, Doodles, and Labrona participated in creating painitngs.

Video: Steven Powers Paints Wall at Roskilde Music Festival

Street Art // Wednesday, July 11, 2012
With the task of painting a 330-foot-long grandstand that represents the overall theme of this years Roskilde Music Festival, Steven Powers discusses his process and challenges for this particular project.  Powers also speaks on the difference of connecting with people being an artist opposed to being a musician.  The Festival located in Roskilde, Denmark features large musical acts like Bjork, The Cure, Asap Rocky, and Bruce Springsteen, as well as numerous smaller independent bands.

Tetris Blocks by Gaffa Gallery in Sydney

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 11, 2012
We know this is back from 2009, but the design team at Gaffia Gallery transformed Abercrombie Lane in Sydney, Australia with these life-sized Tetris blocks. Just a fun idea and an ode to one of the most famous video games ever. If only every street had some classic video game reference to behold... 

The Basketball Tree

Street Art // Tuesday, July 10, 2012
As far as a regular pick-up game of basketball goes, we would think this would not be the ideal location, however for a game of HORSE it doesn’t get much better. Resembling a tree, this sculptural piece was created by architecture firm, Agency/LTA allowing different age groups to participate at different heights. Located in a playground at the Maison des Hommes et des Techniques in Nantes, France, we are sure it will attract a crowd not regularly seen shooting hoops.

West Side New York Mural by Phlegm

Street Art // Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Yesterday we posted about Sheffield-based artist, Phlegm, painting a character next to a Know Hope piece and that was just the beggining. A park in the West Side of Manhattan was dressed up with an array of imagery courtesy of the Phlegm, this one containing an immense amount of detail and imaginative devices.

New Zed1 Mural in Carugate, Italy

Street Art // Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Italian artist, Mark Burresi, aka ZED1, was invited by Urban Painting to paint the side of a building that also had been decorated by the work of artist, M-City.  Over the course of two days, Zed1 painted a large horse figure being carried and held by the artist’s signature characters.  The mural is located outside of Milan in the city of Carugate.

Kansas City Library Parking Garage Turned Into Gigantic Books

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Maybe if we make the books really huge, like two stories huge, that will get people to read more often? While some people are descending upon Kansas City, Kansas for the Major League Baseball game tonight, Tuesday, July 10, we are focusing on the fantastic Kansas City Library District in Kansas City, Missouri, that has transformed a downtown parking garage into a public art piece that resembles gigantic books stacked in the neighborhood.

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