Meggs

Street Art // Wednesday, May 11, 2011
  David Hooke, aka Meggs, is a designer, painter, and street artist who works in a variety of mediums.   This multi talented artist resides in Melbourne, Australia and is also a member of the Everfresh Studio.  Formally trained as a graphic designer, Meggs began doing work in the streets in the early 2000's. We are speculating based on his work that he spent numerous hours buried in between pages of comic books as a child.  

BLU and ERICAILCANE in Bologna

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Italian muralists and collaborators, Blu and Ericailcane, just finished another great collaborative piece in Erica's hometown of Bologna, Italy. Ericailcane, the cover artist of our subscriber cover in March 2010, adds his signature animals while Blu adds a cage and added elements.

From Street Art: Abandoned Oddities in Former Yugoslavia

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 11, 2011
In the late 1960s and early '70s, former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito commissioned a range of sculptors and architects to create the following powerful monuments, constructed in honor of WWII battles and where concentration camps once existed.

Let Your Hair Down

Street Art // Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The wall on the side of 1AM gallery in San Francisco just received a make over from Vogue TDK.  Vogue has been painting Bay Area walls for over two decades but rarely do we see this type of work from him.  Hopefully, this painting of a seductive woman with voluptuous long hair calms the occupants of this known crime ridden neighborhood.

Palais Bulles

Street Art // Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Palais Bulles (bubbles palace) is a residence near the Cannes and is surely an amazing masterpiece of modern architecture. This location was designed by architect Antti Lovag and built by Pierre Cardin in 1989. Antti Lovag spoke of architecture as a “form of play- spontaneous, joyful, full of surprise.”  We can only image the amount of partying and interesting guests this place has hosted over the years.

Welcome Home

Street Art // Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Los Angeles based artist and muralist Michael Alvarez created this welcoming, pudgy-faced house.  Aside from increasing property values, Alvarez also repaints photos of friends and family in a grotesque manner.  His work of everyday scenes depicts the dark side underneath in all of us. His work will be featured in the show titled "Street Cred" at the Pasadena Museum of California art opening this weekend.  

The Art of Yok

Street Art // Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Yok is an artist, illustrator, and publisher based in Australia who paints humorous, plump-headed characters on the streets. We first became aware of Yok through his tastefully designed quarterly publication known as King Brown Magazine.

Roa Painting In S.F.

Street Art // Monday, May 09, 2011
Here is a new video filmed by Spencer Keeton Cunningham of Roa painting in San Francisco recently, coinciding with the Belgian artist's show at White Walls. We noticed in the video the local watering hole Hemlock, where smokers breaking from drinking can view the new work.

Abandoned Oddities

Street Art // Monday, May 09, 2011
In the late 60's and 70's former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito commissioned a range of sculptors and architects to create the following powerful monuments. Constructed in honor of WWII battles and where concentration camps once existed. In the 1980s, these monuments attracted millions of visitors, especially young pioneers for their "patriotic education." After the Republic dissolved in early 1990s, they were completely abandoned.  These fascinating pieces mostly made of concrete look futuristic and cultish.

Other in Buenos Aires

Street Art // Monday, May 09, 2011
As Other states from this photo, "I have no money, no future...only this." While this statement sounds bleak, many artists are likely to be envious of Other running around in various countries and collaborating with other artists.  Wall painted with Ever and Jaz.

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