Nuart 2012, It's On

Street Art // Wednesday, August 15, 2012
We love looking forward to a good bit of travel. Nuart 2012 is all set, and we are heading back out to Stavanger, Norway this year to take part in one of the world's premiere public art festivals. This year's lineup, including a little conference featuring Juxtapoz, will include Ron English, Saber, Hownosm, Eine, and others.

Public Toilets in New Zealand Resemble Sea Creatures

Street Art // Tuesday, August 14, 2012
In Wellington, New Zealand on the waterfront, architects from Studio Pacific have created public toilets resembling large headless sea creatures or maybe even dinosaurs. The “toilet sculptures” were designed to reflect the waterfront’s shipping history and to evoke “the crusty saltiness of the sea” in the harbor nearby. They have red steel armor plates and their long neck design created natural ventilation. An ambitious project considering each one of these structures contains only one bathroom.

"Beasts in the East" by Low Bros & DXTR

Street Art // Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Members of the collective art group known as The Weird Crew, Qrk and Nerd from Low Bros and Dxtr collaborated on a mural on a massive curved wall for the Satta Outside Festival in Šventoji, Lithuania. The colorful piece shows two large characters each holding snakes painted in each of the artist’s noticeable styles.

New Never2501 in Italy

Street Art // Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Using small brushes to create abstract pieces with movement, Never 2501’s work can often be easy on the eyes. The Italian muralist recently painted this mural on a house in Petriolo, Italy.

Picnic Table Pyramids

Street Art // Monday, August 13, 2012
“We heard that our riverfront table pyramids cost $500 each to remove, yet they only took 4 teens 25 min to assemble sans equipment! Please stop wasting taxpayer dollars” a note addressed to park employees read at the top of the stack of 36 tables. Local city workers in Spokane, Washington have been finding these table pyramids in city parks and having a much more difficult time deconstructing them.

Conor Harrington @ See No Evil Festival, Bristol

Street Art // Monday, August 13, 2012
Entitled "The Duel Of Bristol", Conor Harrington’s newest mural is massive piece painted for the See No Evil Festival in Bristol. The mural shows two colonial dressed men fencing over a checkered floor in Harrington’s painterly style.

"Wikileaks" by Escif

Street Art // Monday, August 13, 2012
In reference to Wikileaks denial-of-service attacks that have overwhelmed the website with requests of information making it sluggish and almost inoperable, Escif painted the following. A large pair of reading glasses are seen smashed out on the streets of Valencia, Spain.

"Trinity" Canvas by AEC of Interesni Kazki

Street Art // Monday, August 13, 2012
A majority of artists creating work in the street have a difficult time translating and transitioning their work from a larger-scale to canvas.  The members of Interesni Kazki, AEC and WAOne, appear to not have such trouble.  This new canvas from AEC exemplifies the matter.  A beautiful combination of elements and technical skill.

The Xiying Rainbow Bridge, Taiwan

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 13, 2012
We have been playing close attention to bridge design these days, what with our local Bay Bridge nearing a major addition, and talks of its western span receiving a special anniversary LED project. So let's turn to the great look of the Xiying Rainbow Bridge in Penghu, Taiwan that reflects a rainbow lighting scheme at night.

New Mural by VILX

Street Art // Sunday, August 12, 2012
We always enjoy seeing new work from Montreal-based artist, VILX. This newest mural shows a collection of comic-style, long legged characters.

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