All over the world street artists have become famous by surreptitiously adding swabs of paint or wheatpaste to city walls. But the most remarkable thing about a new mural in Cairo is not only its size—it covers about 50 buildings—it’s that the artist managed to do it in a place that’s not known for encouraging…
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…
Get me to the church on the Moon on time. Mural at Luna 9 in León, Spain. Photo by amateur photography by michel/Flickr.
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.
The ghost of Bruce Lee is still kicking ass, and bringing justice to the city.
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.
It's hard to look at Aiden Glynn's street art and not break out into a goofy grin. He adds eyes, fangs, tongues, and sometimes mustaches to mundane fixtures on the Toronto streets and turns them into wonderful Muppet-like monsters.
Brazilian street artist Herbert Baglione paints distorted shadows on the walls and floors of abandoned buildings for his 1000 Shadows project. When he adds his artistic touch to a crumbling psychiatric hospital, it looks like the patients' lost souls are forever trapped within its walls.
Check out these wild art displays designed by German street artist, Evol. He calls it his Building series, and he creates them by transforming everyday objects — like concrete blocks, power boxes, walls, and any other publicly accessible surface he can co-opt — into highly intricate miniaturized versions of apartment…
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.…
Albotas just featured this piece of awesome street art, created in 2010 in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. Wheat paste is good for a lot of things, including (apparently) turning doors into giant representations of one of the most noble space robots of all time.
In case there weren't enough spectral big cats barreling through the world's metropolises, French design firm created Le3 this absolutely sublime projection of a tiger loose in the avenues. Woe to be ailurophobic in the City of Lights!
Here's a scene I can see becoming increasingly more common as the decades wear on. After a street mural in Vancouver was defaced by an extremely uncreative would-be anarchist (top), somebody slapped a QR code over the half-assed tag (middle).
For the Nuit Blanche: Bring to Light on October 1, artist Marcos Zota projected a giant eyeball onto the bottom of the Milton Street water tower in Brooklyn. Conceived as a commentary of gentrification in the neighborhood, the piece also makes for a serviceable stand-in for a Martian invader.
Last month, the All-Ireland Scarecrow Championship was held in the village of Durrow. This year, over 150 scarecrows were placed all around the town, delighting local aficionados of hay-stuffed manikins.
At the Mauerpark flea market in Berlin, you can watch the stuttering routine of a very unique street performer — a robot who sits on a shopping cart and is overcome by the power of interpretative dance. I'm not sure who created this bot, but there are many videos of it online. Any Berliners out there familiar with…
In August 2006, designer Pablo Curutchet placed a 28-foot-tall, 882-pound cardboard box golem leering at pedestrians in Cordoba, Argentina. Unfortunately for this giant, a steady rain could spell the end of his reign of terror.
Yesterday morning in Sofia, Bulgaria, anti-Communist street artists painted over a monument commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Soviet "liberation" (i.e. a Communist coup d'état) of Bulgaria in 1944. Who did they add to the statue? The Joker, among others.