"Libertad De Prensa" mural by Escif

Street Art // Friday, August 31, 2012
Escif’s newest mural in his hometown of Valencia, Spain depicts a human being crushed by a large vice. Entitled “Libertad De Prensa” which translates in English to “Freedom of the Press”, is a comment on a local radio broadcast that was removed from Spanish radio.

Video: Steve Powers in Preparation for show at Joshua Liner Gallery

Street Art // Friday, August 31, 2012
“I like words, I’m a word guy” says Steven Powers in this new video produced by Fader to promote his upcoming show next week at Joshua Liner Gallery. Watch as Powers explains the importance of comedy, his process beginning with sketches on the subway, and his hunger for showing in New York.

Advertising Methods Gone Wrong

Street Art // Thursday, August 30, 2012
Although this billboard has some humorous observations and commentary towards whatever the definition of “hipster” is (We say that because everyone has their own definition), sounding angry never really struck us as a successful marketing tool. Would you want to go spend your money and eat here if you were described on this billboard? Not really we are guessing. Created by Minneapolis ad agency Hunt Adkins.

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.

Jade & El Decertor Collaboration in Peru

Street Art // Wednesday, August 29, 2012
This wall in Lima, Peru is the outcome of collaboration between Jade and El Decertor, both local Peruvian artists. The wall was painted in conjunction with the Universo Denso event.

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.


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