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Introducing Adobe Creative Resident Chelsea Burton

Introducing Adobe Creative Resident Chelsea Burton

We hope you're getting familiar with the Adobe Creative Residency program at this point, an amazing endeavor brought to us by the dreamers at Adobe who are generously empowering talented individuals to spend a year focusing on a passion project, while sharing their experiences and processes with the creative community. Today, we're excited to mark day four with the inspiring work of Chelsea Burton, a graphic designer and illustrator hailing from Erie, Pennsylvania with a passion for street art, skate board-smithing & longboard deck designing who develops her own line of boards showcasing original artwork.  “I plan to approach topics that most strongly reside within me, including the public perception of female strength, individuality, sustainability, product quality, and—always—functional and accessible art application,” says Burton. Chelsea will spend her Residency year creating and launching a new line of longboards as a follow-up to her university senior show and serving as a grander launching pad for a lifelong entrepreneurial goal. She will design and create both the wood decks and vinyl graphics with messages to inspire others to find the purpose and meaning of creativity in everyday activities. Chelsea has a strong belief that her products aren’t necessarily part of a traditional craft, but they have the potential to broaden public awareness about the possibilities of intentional and functional art application.   MORE ABOUT WHAT INSPIRES ADOBE CREATIVE RESIDENT CHELSEA BURTON A lifelong pledge in opposition to the clean-cut framework that is housed in expensive taste, my artwork has always found it’s calling in the nitty-gritty, bump and grind freedom of the streets. A sketchbook has continuously been only a beginning—a basic map from which my work is pulled off the page and pushed to the limit of reality. There is a desire to have my work to be revisited and to be used; I want it to go beyond white walls, creep into every crack, and breathe in every city bustling with life.

Wicked Street Art by Andrew Hem

Wicked Street Art by Andrew Hem

Gotta love a huge painted wall. It certainly took a great effort from the artist. Years practicing, evolving, until someone thinks you're good and worthy enough to be responsible for such an canvas. Andrew Hem is an amazing artist that has been painting beautiful illustrations around the world. It sure must be a blast for the artist to see the finished product. An imagination turned into a gigantic piece or art. These amazing artworks are only a handful of Andrew's work. For more of it, please visit his Instagram! I hope you enjoy these. Cheers! ;) Uma publicação compartilhada por Andrew Hem (@andrewhem) em Ago 2, 2017 às 12:42 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Andrew Hem (@andrewhem) em Jun 6, 2017 às 11:18 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Andrew Hem (@andrewhem) em Mai 3, 2017 às 12:39 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Andrew Hem (@andrewhem) em Out 16, 2016 às 3:42 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Andrew Hem (@andrewhem) em Ago 23, 2016 às 11:02 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Andrew Hem (@andrewhem) em Mai 27, 2016 às 11:56 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Andrew Hem (@andrewhem) em Abr 11, 2016 às 1:31 PDT

Graffiti - Big, Colorful and Inspiring Street Art

Graffiti - Big, Colorful and Inspiring Street Art

It has been quite a long time since the last post on graffiti but after spending some time on Unsplash I rediscover the incredible work of street artists all over the world. Thanks to great photographers I selected some quite inspiring graffiti artworks, not so much of the conventional 3D typography, but more of the stylish and almost pop art style. The most fascinating thing about graffiti for me besides the colors and creativity, it's the size. Most of the time we are talking about walls being the canvas, and that is huge for someone like me, used to Letter and A4 format in print, or digital design. Check out the images below and make sure to click on the link to the photographers. Also check out the Unsplash website, it's quite cool. The term graffiti referred to the inscriptions, figure drawings, and such, found on the walls of ancient sepulchres or ruins, as in the Catacombs of Rome or at Pompeii.  Graffiti Photo by Jean-Philippe Delberghe   Photo by Stéphan Valentin   Photo by Dmitri Popov   Photo by Kris Chin   Photo by Timon Klauser   Photo by Mike Wilson   Photo by Bartosz Wanot   Photo by Alex Holyoake   Photo by Ante Samarzija   Photo by Ashim D’Silva   Submissions for Unsplash Awards are now open until Sept 30th, more at awards.unsplash.com

Street Art Master Shepard Fairey - Obey Giant

Street Art Master Shepard Fairey - Obey Giant

Shepard Fairey is one of those artists that you might not have heard of, but you've definitely seen at least one of his works. Unless you've been leaving under a rock for the past 10 years, you've seen the Obama Hope poster all around at some point. Well, that's Shepard right there. Shepard is a street art artist who began his career over 30 years ago, on his teen years. These days his been all over the world painting murals and designing beautiful posters and more. He's got the kind of art that will make you think whenever you see it. You might not share his political and world views, but he has definitely turn Social criticism into art. For more of his work, please visit his Instagram (for the latest) or his portfolio. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;) Uma publicação compartilhada por Shepard Fairey (@obeygiant) em Set 20, 2016 às 4:59 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Shepard Fairey (@obeygiant) em Set 1, 2016 às 5:14 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Shepard Fairey (@obeygiant) em Set 29, 2016 às 12:14 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Shepard Fairey (@obeygiant) em Jan 30, 2017 às 5:37 PST Uma publicação compartilhada por Shepard Fairey (@obeygiant) em Mar 7, 2017 às 4:40 PST Uma publicação compartilhada por Shepard Fairey (@obeygiant) em Mar 29, 2017 às 12:20 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Shepard Fairey (@obeygiant) em Mai 26, 2017 às 11:07 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Shepard Fairey (@obeygiant) em Mai 25, 2017 às 10:11 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Shepard Fairey (@obeygiant) em Jun 4, 2017 às 9:58 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Shepard Fairey (@obeygiant) em Jun 19, 2017 às 3:13 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Shepard Fairey (@obeygiant) em Jul 6, 2017 às 12:42 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Shepard Fairey (@obeygiant) em Jul 16, 2017 às 6:43 PDT

Unbelievable Graffiti Artworks by PichiAvo

Unbelievable Graffiti Artworks by PichiAvo

From time to time we get to artworks that really stand out. Pichi & Avo became PichiAvo, a Spanish based artist duo that comes up with unbelievable amazing graffiti artworks. They are recognized for their ability to ignite relationships between art, sculpture, architecture, space and social contexts. Their style adopts a focus which is both beautiful and performative, firm in its discussion and totally the perfect deconstruction of classic art and contemporary urban art, in order to create a new fusion, which whilst faithful to its classic heritage, creates a new and exciting vision of art. For more of these, please visit their personal portfolio! I hope you enjoy it! Cheers. ;) Urban Warrior No Limit Boras King Robbo GraffitArt Lliria Chariots Of The Gods

Wolf Mural by Andreas Preis

Wolf Mural by Andreas Preis

Andreas Preis is an amazing illustrator from Germany who was invited to be part of the Microsoft Ad Campaign where they selected local artists from 17 cities in 12 countries created ‪Murals‬ using the new ‪‎SurfacePro4‬ for their designs. Take a look at what Andreas created. For more from Andreas Preis visit designerpreis.com. I was lucky enough to paint a wall in ‪Munich‬. All in all it took about 4 days. The original size was about 7,60 to 3,60 meters

Art Murals by Kevin Ledo

Art Murals by Kevin Ledo

Kevin Ledo is a graffiti artist who traveled the world painting walls and beautiful murals. I selected some of his amazing murals to share with you, enjoy the view and appreciate the art! For more from Kevin Ledo visit kevinledo.com.

Graffiti on the Streets of Berlin

Graffiti on the Streets of Berlin

Today I selected some amazing graffiti work from the streets of Berlin, Germany to start off you week with some amazing inspiration. The works is done by HRVB, an illustrator and graffiti artist who has love for weird character design and displays that on the streets. Enjoy! For more from HRVB visit behance.net/hrvb.

The Living Walls by Nikita Nomerz

The Living Walls by Nikita Nomerz

The super creative Russian graffiti artist Nikita Nomerz started a super cool project called "The living Wall" in which he finds the perfect spot to bring life to it by adding faces and human characteristics to these walls. Check it out! For more from Nikita Nomerz visit nomerz.blogspot.com.

Huge Art Murals by Agostino Lacurci

Huge Art Murals by Agostino Lacurci

Agostino Lacurci is a Italian artist and has been painting huge murals all over Europe. His style is very artistic and different from any graffiti you have seen before. Enjoy! For more from Agostino Lacurci visit agostinoiacurci.com. Abithoudini Via Lugaro, Turin (Italy) Fish’n'kids Via del Porto Fluviale, Rome Beardwatching Univerisity Campus, Besançon (France). Punti di fuga Murals made for Rebibbia on the Wall project. Created in collaboration with a group of 15 inmates on the courtyard walk’s walls, in the “Maximum security” unit of Rebibbia prison. Curated by Walls. Autostalk Zagreb. Made for MUU, Zagreb Urban Art Museum. Pietro non torna indietro Via Lavizzari 5, Lugano (CH) The dialogue Made for Le Mur, Oberkampf, Paris. Future Simple Las Armas district, Zaragozza, Spain

Perhappiness Art Mural

Perhappiness Art Mural

Cristina and Cyla are artists from Brazil and had the chance to paint an amazing art mural in Bushwick, Brooklyn, as a tribute to the great poet Paulo Leminski who would be 70 years old in August 2014. Check it out! For more from Cristina and Cyla visit behance.net/Criatipos

Awesome Graffiti Murals

Awesome Graffiti Murals

These awesome graffiti murals were done for Pow! Wow! Hawaii, an amazing art event that has artists from all over the globe involved to create amazing art. Check them out! Find out more about Pow! Wow! Hawaii at powwowhawaii.com. Mural by Kinsey dedicated to his father “Welcome to Paradise” mural by Trav Elvis mural by Madsteez Mural by Reach Mural by Push Painted by Mung Monster and Whomu of MOK Mural by Justin Park Iron Man and owls by Meggs and Bask One half Meggs and one half Phibs Gif-iti wall by Roids and Insa Mural by Inti dedicated to his deceased dog Wooden Wave and formerly known as Vers Hawaii Lucky Olelo renders his signature lotus designs on Cafe Duck Butt

Geometric Graffiti

Geometric Graffiti

It's been quite a long time since the last time we posted about street art and graffiti. There are some many styles and things to love about graffiti, especially in terms of typography. The work we featured today explore a lot of geometric shapes in the compositions which make them quite unique. For more information and also more images check out the Flickr profile of Kacao77 Universes

Interior Murals by Brain Mash

Interior Murals by Brain Mash

Brain Mash is an amazing artist from Novosibirsk, Russian Federation. He specializes in graffiti murals with awesome graphics and a lot of details, check them out! For more from Brain Mash visit /brain-mash.com and behance.net/brainmash. Zombieland 3D Exhibition Squaw Skull Samurai

Crazy Good Graffiti by HRVB TheWeird

Crazy Good Graffiti by HRVB TheWeird

Time for some super slick graffiti here at Abduzeedo! This time we're featuring the work of German street artist HRVB, TheWeird. He's got a crazy good style, with lots of details and sick colors. Check it out! Here you can see some of his best works out there. For more of it, please visit his portfolio at Behance... this guy definitely needs all the exposure he can get, because he's that good! I hope you liked it. Cheers! ;) // //

Italian Street Art by Diego Della Posta

Italian Street Art by Diego Della Posta

Diego Della Posta is a Italian street artist and illustrator also known as Thoms Studio. His street art is very artistic and totally different style from what we usually see in the US. Take a look and enjoy some authentic italian street art. For more from Thoms Studio visit thoms.it and behance.net/thoms.

Interview with Robert Proch

Interview with Robert Proch

Fine art and urban art for years have been considered separated genres that could not be mixed in any way. But on the last 10 years we saw the rise of artists that could be both classified as fine artists and street artists as they work are the perfect mix of both. Robert Proch is one of those young artists, earning respect for his incredible ability of mixing styles in any surface and situation. Here's a interview we did with him, hope you enjoy it. You can see more from Robert on the following links: Website Behance Vimeo 1) First of all I would like to thank you for doing this interview, it's an honor for us to present more about you to our readers. I would like to start asking you about when your interest for street and fine art started? In very early years I have started to sacrifice my time for it more than other things. In the start I’ve been doodling as other kids. But always treated it as nice, and easy thing to do. Had a lot of fun in finding something in empty sheet of paper. It gives exactly the same fun today. Street came along the way, when I was about 15. Just continued walking this line for next 12 years till now. Galleries appeared about 3-4 years ago. 2) Which artists do you use as reference? Mostly classics but it’s not a rule. Francis Bacon, Claude Monet, Miles Davis, Sat One, William Turner, Caspar David Friedrich, Edward Hopper, Józef Brandt, Boards of Canada, Jerzy Duda- Gracz …it’s all I can remind for now. 3) Your style is quite influenced by abstract art and realism. How did you develop this style and how would you describe it? Realism is my natural choice as it comes to choices and motives of my paintings. Having a common background is important to remain readable in final impression. Metaphor, Symbol, Deconstruction, Metamorphosis, it all works well if the first step comes out from defined universe which is possible to identify with. Good painting should speak itself. No user guides;) As it comes to abstract art, I’m taking small steps in this direction slowly. There are two reasons: • If you paint realistic way on and on and on and on and on, there comes a moment, you start to reduce this reality to search more into what’s behind the straight representation of each motive. Things like space, time, mood, tempo, rhythm, mood come to the forefront. • Nowadays the cities-environment of my world start to look extremely plain and futuristic. Try to imagine the modern city without all the small details like benches, trah bins and so on.. It’s a painting of a cubist! Hard to say if it’s good or bad phenomenon. 4) Describe us a bit about your creative process while creating a artwork Well first of all I have to find the right impact to create new composition. I look for it around me. Lucky, it comes itself in some moment. Straight inspiration is very important to remain authentic as it comes to the energy and the message of concrete scene. Technically I’m 100% based on my experience and imagination: go trough ‘searching’ process on the surface of canvas. I’m not using photography, many times I also avoid precise sketch for the painting. This makes painting process so interesting. You keep the major idea of finished canvas behind it and follow this path to reach the point when you decide ‘that’s it’. It took me almost 20 years to learn how to choose and operate with space and form of the objects. Right now I’m learning how to play with it for the final idea. 5) Nowadays the line between fine art, street art and graffiti is getting more and more blurred, graffiti is gettting more into galleries and fine art is getting more in the streets. tell us your opinion about this subject. This is natural process and it will continue for sure. I don’t see anything wrong about it. Street energy makes gallery spaces rebirth from stiff contemporary world. In reverse fine art goes out of white cubes to the people. What’s to complain about? No matter how those barriers will blur, we all have to do our best to see good level on both sides. That’s our thing. 6) How do you describe your daily routine? Work, work, work hehe. But seriously, I’m trying to keep regular rhythm of the day. Regular meals, taking care about my family, things around home, some mailing work. Usually I sacrifice around 8-10 hours to do my thing. My studio is at home, where I find the best energy to create. 7) Being a multimedia artist, please tell us what's your favorite media to work with? Why? Honestly right now I’m getting more and more distanced to animation medium. I was doing all these activities (studio painting, animation, outdoor painting) in parallel for about 6 years. But at some point I had to become more focused. There’s no way to do good on every field and remain psychically healthy. Naturally I made decision to step back and become focused on work in ‘analog’ way. Maybe because of simple and straight energy coming from the painting. No plugins, no software, no hard drives, no ctrl-Z. Secondary: on the canvas or a wall things happening really fast and you have to make decisions with the consequence that the painting bight be screwed up in any moment. I prefer this kind of unsecured play. 8) Tell us five lessons you believe are really important for every artist. At this point I’d like to use some help. Charles Bukowski wrote an accurate poem about it. True and universal: ‘So you want to be a writer?’ 9) Tell us five websites that you like to visit. I’m ignorant as it comes to researching the web. Mostly I visit the links someone recommends… 10) Thanks again for your time, please leave a final message for the ones who are starting out on this kind of business. If you really love to do your thing, you’ll never have to work! Thanks!