Pedestrians footprints create leaves on tree to bring environmental awareness

Street Art // Thursday, August 30, 2012
With China having the highest number of cars on the road in the world, estimated at 500 million vehicles, a simple and effective public art project has the capability of bringing awareness to the situation. DDB China Group was asked to create an outdoor advertisement to urge people to make a change for their environment, such as walk more and drive less.

Never 2501 takes advantage of the abandoned

Street Art // Thursday, August 30, 2012
Italian artist, Never2501, recently created a number of pieces on the inside and outside of an abandoned psychiatric ward and mine. These isolated places offering blank canvases are located inTuscany and Elba, Italy.

Oil Can Dragon (2011) by Qiu Zhijie

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 29, 2012
This works on many levels. Chinese artist, Qiu Zhijie, created the Oil Can Dragon, a public sculpture that featured, you guessed it, oil cans reorganized and re-imagined into a dragon. In 2011, the oil can dragon was was placed at the doors of the CAFA Biennale art exhibition in Beijing, and as we just read, in traditional Chinese culture, use of oil drums suggests a tension between the natural and modern worlds.

Mitchell Schorr's Race Car Murals

Street Art // Wednesday, August 29, 2012
I was riding bikes in New York with a friend and he pointed over to this mural of racecars and said, “That is my favorite muralist in the city.”  To be honest, I had seen the murals in passing before but never really gave them much attention. I started noticing them more and more, really taking a liking to them. They have a naïve, childish, and playful feel.

Other Door Please

Street Art // Wednesday, August 29, 2012
This bigheaded character squeezing in to a doorway was painted by Canadian artist, Other.  The quote “Sitting on nothing” appears below.

Another Mural from ZED1 in Norway

Street Art // Tuesday, August 28, 2012
For the past month, Italian muralist, ZED1, has painted several energetic large murals around the streets of Oslo, Norway. This newest piece entitled “Norway vs. Thor” has great movement, showing the artist’s contorted characters and two goats. This is our favorite from Norway yet.

Remed Painting in the Azores Islands

Street Art // Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Located 900 miles west of Portugal is a series of islands called the Azores. One of the bigger cities on the island of San Miguel is Ponta Delgada and this is where Spain- based muralist, Remed is currently creating a vibrant new mural. With two faces facing opposite directions and a beautiful color palette, we look forward to seeing the final product.

Ridable Goldfinch Mural

Street Art // Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Painting this 4-story image of a goldfinch was certainly worth it, if only for the photo of the artists riding it.  It was created in 2009, by German artists, Simon Jung and Paul & Hanno Schweizer, in a crime-ridden neighborhood of Naples. There is a great story posted of how access was gained and contact was made with locals in order to actualize this project.  

Aryz in Næstved, Denmark

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 28, 2012
If you ever find yourself traveling around Denmark, and get yourself to the island of Zealand, you will be surprised to see a mural by Spanish muralist, ARYZ, freshly painted on a brick building. As photographer Henrik Haven told us, "Before his piece for the Galore festival, the Spanish street artist traveled an hour away from Copenhagen to Næstved.. the piece is part of Næstved Youth School of Art and decoration project Næstved Art City."

Adnate & Shida Mural Collaboration

Street Art // Monday, August 27, 2012
There seems to be a successful mural formula in mixing large-scale portraiture with colorful and ornate design elements.  The many artists who have worked with the street artist, The Mac, exemplify this statement. Two Australian artists, Shida and Adnate, have found a workable balance between each other’s styles and the  final product is exceptional.

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