Street Art // Thursday, October 06, 2011
Helmut Smits is a multidisciplinary visual artist based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. His work is very creative in concept and we suggest you spend some time on his site after viewing these samples of his work in public spaces.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 05, 2011
What became very apparent to us in our time in Europe over the past two weeks is that Blu draws a crowd and a discussion. His newest piece in Greece, with a poignant look at the Euro Crisis and the impending Greek default is one of our all-time favorite pieces from the Italian muralist.
Street Art // Tuesday, October 04, 2011
"Cloud Gate, a public sculpture by Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor, is the centerpiece of the AT&T Plaza in Millennium Park within the Loop community area of Chicago, Illinois. Constructed between 2004 and 2006, the sculpture is nicknamed "The Bean" because of its bean-like shape. Made up of 168 stainless steel plates welded together, its highly polished exterior has no visible seams."
Juxtapoz // Saturday, October 01, 2011
Juxtapoz followed David Choe and DVS-1 into the streets of Stavanger, Norway for the public art portion of Nuart. Something sort of amazing happened. In the middle of the day, police driving by, neighbors coming out to say hi... everyone was just plain happy to see art being done in the street.
Street Art // Tuesday, September 27, 2011
"Heralded as “House of the Future”, the Xanadu House by Roy Mason is a domed structure constructed completely form insulating polyurethane foam. The house was appropriately built less than 30 miles away from Disney World’s “Land of Tomorrow” Epcot Center and the two were opened only a few months apart." The house contained a computer system that planned balanced meals and cooked them automatically as a set date and time.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 22, 2011
We love a good optical illusion, and French collective Paper Donut just completed the Green Sqwear wall piece for the client Sqwear. We just love the simple details, the use of the wall space, the use of 6 walls and 14 spray cans.
Street Art // Wednesday, September 21, 2011
"Sponsored and created by Red Bull, the Mississippi Grind river barge tour is presenting a unique skateboarding experience. Built on a massive barge, this floating skatepark will travel a total of 1,705 miles from its launch point in Minnesota's Twin Cities to its final destination of New Orleans, La. Upon completion of the journey, Red Bull will donate the obstacles from the barge skatepark to the city of New Orleans to be placed in a public skate space."
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 19, 2011
Politically conscious and outspoken supporter of public art and graffiti, Los Angeles-based Saber, took the skies of Los Angeles today for a skywriting protest of LA City Council's moratorium on street murals. If they are going to okay some advertising billboards, might as well take your public art to the next level.
Street Art // Friday, September 16, 2011
"Batman’s rumored new home in the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises is none other than the long awaited arrival of the batcave. Located in Turda Romania, the abandoned Turda Salt Mine is flooding the internet with buzz that this will be the location where filming will take place for the batcave." Next destination to wonderland underground, please and thank you.
Street Art // Thursday, September 15, 2011
“Begun under Francis I in the year 1833 – completed by Ferdinand I in the year 1838”, reads the Latin inscription over the gate of the fortress. In just five years, over 6,000 workers and soldiers built a blocking position at one of the narrowest points in the Eisack valley. It has the dimensions of a small town and, with a surface area of 20 hectares, is the largest fortification in the Alpine region."