Fauxreel's Sandwich Board Installations

Street Art // Thursday, July 26, 2012
Dan Bergeron, aka Fauxreel, made a series of site-specific temporary sculptural installations utilizing the ubiquitous condo sandwich board advertisements found on street corners throughout the city of Toronto. “These works, installed along Parliament Street between St. Jamestown and Regent Park, playfully nod to the current state of affairs in Toronto's overheated condo and housing market, reference the plywood material that the sandwich boards are comprised of through the design and execution of the works, and also mash and rehash the existing ads to comment on the role of advertising in public space.”

Nychos Mural in London

Street Art // Thursday, July 26, 2012
The band Turbogeist played a show in London and Vienna-based artist, Nychos, came out to paint this awesome mural for the performance. Beautiful!

Feature: Saber & Revok in Conversation

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 26, 2012
This Saturday, July 28, two legendary graffiti artists, REVOK and SABER, will open new body of works at Known Gallery in Los Angeles (Gilgamesh and Beautification, respectively). In our May 2012 Public Art Issue, we sat down with the two artists to have them discuss the current state of graffiti, their personal history with authorities, and how cities can best capitalize on the positive aspects of graffiti and street art. Here, we have reprinted the article in full.

Deuce 7 Character

Street Art // Thursday, July 26, 2012
If you spend any significant amount of time near trains and observe the markings, Deuce 7’s work is sure standout amongst all the scribbles. A few years back, he would draw these unique full figured characters like something out of Tim Burton movie. We don’t see to many of these anymore from him, but they pop up from time to time.

Reframe by Adam Scales, Pierre Berthelomeau, and Paul Van Den Berg

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 26, 2012
For the 2012 Festival of Lively Architecture (yes, that is a festival) architects Adam Scales, Pierre Berthelomeau, and Paul Van Den Berg created Reframe, a structure that gives the illusion of an 3-dimensional portal. From above, the structure appears to be a well-contstructed cube, but is when you walk around and experience the piece that the new dimensions begin to appear.

Conor Harrington in Vardø, Norway Continued...

Street Art // Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Last week we posted a mural that UK-based artist, Conor Harrington, had painted for Komafest Festival in Vardø, Norway.  This week brings us additional mural work from Harrington, showing two colonial swordsman fencing or dueling painted in the artists signature style and technique.

"Cod Is Great" by Steven Powers

Street Art // Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Steven Powers painted the phrase “Cod is Great” in close proximity to his other recent mural “Eternal Light and/or Eternal Night” in Vardø, Norway for Komafest. Both murals were painted on what looks to be docks for fisherman boats, which would explain the witty pun exchanging “Cod” for “God.”

Kofie in the Netherlands

Street Art // Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Last month, Los Angeles-based draftsman, Kofie, participated in the “Step in the Arena” event that was held in Eindhoven, Netherlands.  Curated by Chas of LoveLetters crew, over 250 local and international graffiti artists came through to display their talents. Kofie collaborated with various artists on a number of murals, painting his distinct geometrical lines and forms associated with his style, instantly recognizable.

Never2501 Truck in Paris

Street Art // Monday, July 23, 2012
Italian muralist, Never2501, did an outstanding job bringing life to this moving blank canvas in Paris, France. Painted in part of the ParisFreeWalls Project, the artist applied a multitude of curved lines to create his abstract characters, used minimal color and left a large area creating some complimentary negative space.

"LOS MERCADOS NOS DAN LA BIENVENIDA" by Escif

Street Art // Monday, July 23, 2012
Escif’s politically conscious and thought provoking street work continually makes a strong impression on us. Unlike the majority of artists creating work in the public for “fame” purposes, Escif attempts to bring awareness to many of the current political and social issues of Spain.  This newest piece is entitled “Los Mercados Nos Dan La Bienvenida” translated to “Markets Welcome Us.”

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