Describing graffiti as a “minor terrorism-related act,” researchers in the UK have used a technique developed for crime-fighting to tag the identity of a Banksy, a highly prolific but secretive street artist. The system could thwart more serious crimes, but its use in outing an anonymous artist shows the potential for…
The Black Book of Carmarthen, named for the color of its binding and believed location of origin (the Augustinian Priory of Saints John the Evangelist and Teulydog in Carmarthem), is the oldest surviving manuscript written in the Welsh language.
Graffiti artist Odeith wanted to make his street art stand out, so he decided to create murals that are also anamorphic illusions. By skewing is images in just the right way and painting "shadows" on the walls and ground, Odeith is able to create designs that look like 3D objects hovering in space.
INSA is a product designer and graffiti artist who has created a series of gifs that reveal what our world will look like when walls can be animated just like images online. Here are some of his craziest gif creations.http://io9.com/these-building...
Street artist and illustrator Nychos paints playful anatomical images that are part flesh and part fiction, imagining the innards of sometimes cartoonish beasts, including loony rabbits and fish that have swallowed more than they could chew.
Redditor sneakylawyer and his girlfriend were doing a bit of urban exploration in Ronse, Belgium, when they came across an unexpected sight: a bevy of Batman graffiti, featuring a variety of Jokers.
The city of tomorrow will be a lot more vertical, as more people are crammed into small spaces. So Berlin designers Julian Adanauer and Christoper Haas have created the Vertwalker, a robot the size of a Roomba that can climb walls and paint on them.
"The ninety and nine are with dreams, content but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true. In space."
While the ruins of Los Angeles' Griffith Park zoo have been left to molder as an oddball tourist attraction, the abandoned remains of Torino, Italy's old zoo have gotten a second life as a Street Art Museum. Now the lion cages and primate houses are covered in bizarre, sometimes nightmarish works of public art.…
Before being entombed with ash by Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii was a thriving city. There was government, there was infrastructure — and yes, there was graffiti. Very vulgar, very explicit graffitti.
The Simpsons are everywhere these days — including Chernobyl, the site of one of history's worst nuclear disasters and an upcoming horror film. Homer and the gang actually don't look too unhappy to be surrounded by rubble and gas masks, in this new mural painted by French street artist Combo.
The 1973 study "Graffiti: Some Observations and Speculations" by Dr. Harvey Lomas included this colorful chart matching bawdy vandalism from First Century Pompeii with its thematic descendants in Sixties Los Angeles. As you can see here, we've had our mind in the gutter for approximately two millennia.
When graffiti meets Star Wars, the whole street is turned into a massive showroom of crazy fandom and impressive artistry. In honor of May the Fourth, check out 32 photos of Star Wars graffiti from every corner of the world.
For much of the 20th century, New York's "Freedom Tunnel" was an unused rail tunnel that housed a homeless community and the occasional graffiti tagger. Trains run through the tunnel nowadays, but metro-spelunkers still venture down into this underground cathedral.
We've praised street artist Blu's mutant take over Buenos Aires in 08, but the latest piece of work really sets our world on fire. Watch the beginning and end of our planet, painted across buildings, fences, trash cans and more.
You might not be able to judge a book by its cover, but you can judge a city by its front door — and the metropolis behind this tagged behemoth has gotta be a hoot.