Makoko Floating School in Nigeria

Street Art // Monday, March 11, 2013
Like something out of the movie Water World, a new project in Lagos, Nigeria aims to create floating buildings to be used as classrooms for children. The Makoko Floating School is currently under construction with the first generation of floating structures being designated solely as an educational center and the hope to create a variety of facilities to accomidate poor communities.

AEC mural in Cape Town, South Africa

Street Art // Monday, March 11, 2013
  In the past year, /A Word Of Art has been hosting several residencies with various artists from around the globe. Their newest resident who we have interviewed and posted about frequently, AEC of Interesni Kazki, has begun getting some work done in the street. He recently painted this mural of a person wearing a zebra suit in Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa.

Kader Attia's Mirrored Tombstones

Street Art // Sunday, March 10, 2013
  “From a distance the mirrors shine brightly but the closer you get the less attractive they become because they reflect reality,” says Parisian artist, Kader Attia, speaking on the series “Holy Land”. The environment altering installations of mirrored tombstones have been displayed in two locations, one on the Canary Islands and the other in the countryside of Tucson. Attia’s Interest lies in the conflict of identity, specifically cultural backgrounds and ethnicity.

Axis and Swank paint Barracuda wall in Los Angeles

Street Art // Saturday, March 09, 2013
  After six full days of painting in the sun, Los Angeles artists, Axis and Swank, completed this mural on the exterior of the Barracuda wall on Melrose in Los Angeles. Everything to the left of the kitten on top of the spray tip is Axis, with the rest on the right by Swank. Unfortunately, it was short lived as most of the art on this wall is and has already been painted over by someone else. Check out the attached video documenting the two painting the piece.

Bird by DALeast in Honolulu

Street Art // Friday, March 08, 2013
  This was one of DALeast’s contributions to POW WOW Hawaii this year, a giant bird in flight with small pieces breaking off.

Cat and string illustration by Phlegm

Street Art // Thursday, March 07, 2013
  Another inventive and playful illustration from Sheffield-based artist, Phlegm, whose new book should be released shortly with many drawing similar to this. More information on that soon.

New piece from David De La Mano in Montevideo, Uruguay

Street Art // Wednesday, March 06, 2013
From here it looks like several naked women are poorly buffing out a swarm of silhouetted figures. This newest piece painted by Spanish artist, David De La Mano was completed in the Southern Capital city of Montevideo, Uruguay.

New Mini-mural from Xuan Alyfe

Street Art // Wednesday, March 06, 2013
  Here is another dream-like and highly abstract mini-mural from Spanish artist, Xuan Alyfe.

Jade x Amed New Mural in Peru

Street Art // Wednesday, March 06, 2013
  Peruvian muralist, Jade along side with friend Amed, recently painted the following wall in Lima, Peru. Jade contributed one of his signature characters with their back turned away, while Amed who is currently a student of Architecture painted the various designs that show the influence of his studies.

Street Art By Steve Powers

Street Art // Tuesday, March 05, 2013
  Steve Powers aka Espo, offers is sympathy regarding street art in this simple painting. In part of his Daily Metaltation practice. Clever.

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