It's truly amazing to see that nowadays most creatives don't box themselves in just one area. Flying Fortress is a multidisciplinary artist working on areas as illustration, Toy Design, Graffiti, Street Art, Fine Art, Education and Interior Design. Besides his high influence from the Vaughn Bode graffiti from the 70's, he can create a stylish mix of vintage designs with modern concepts. You can see his latest updates on his Official Website, also take sometime to take a look at his Store and Toy design site.
No Entry Design is a design studio based in Brooklyn, NY and they do pretty much everything you can imagine. Besides their amazing typography work I really wanted to share some of these awesome wall paintings they've done with a unique style. For more from No Entry Design visit noentrydesign.com For more from No Entry Design visit noentrydesign.com
Is needless to say that street art is having a great success on the last 5 years. But more interesting it's to see that the line between Street Art and Graffiti is getting more and more blurred. Artist like Sever from MSK crew can transit into both areas, making a artist and ironic artwork, but also maintaining the spirit and aesthetic of Graffiti art.You see more urban interventions from Sever at his Official Website.
I don't know about you guys, but for me the most attractive and interesting part of the body is the eyes. That must be why I got into Tati Suarez artworks, her passion on building such interesting and charming female characters is both captivating and curious. I wonder where she get inspiration for such imaginary universe. Tati is also known for street art / graffiti work, you can see more about it at her Official Website. Tatiana Suarez (b. 1983) is a Brooklyn-based Miami native. Her charming style is distinctive -- first, the trademark eyes that draw the viewer into a beautiful and surreal world. Suarez takes full advantage of the oil paint's ability to create creamy, soft images on canvas. Rich with symbols that stem from her Brazilian and El Salvadorian heritage, subjects appear as if they are under water, frozen in lovely stillness. The doe-eyed figures look childlike, but also exude sexual overtones, ornamented with plants, insects and other unsettling accompaniments. Beauty is presented concurrently with exotic -- even creepy -- creatures to create enchanted narratives (Tati's Website).
Since the boom of the internet and especially the web 2.0 we have the chance to share pretty much anything. There's always a good and bad side, however for designers and artists I believe there's only the good side. We got the tools to express and spread our work very easily in a way that nobody has ever seen. Great artists were discovered or became legends, like the street artist Banksy. But again, the ways of collaboration are endless and ABVH has proved us that with his Animated Bansky Series. Animated Banksy is a really cool idea, it's basically animations of some of the most famous Bansky works. It's really well done and they gives a better understanding of what Banksy probably had in mind when created those arts. For more information visit http://madebyabvh.tumblr.com/
Some art exhibitions are awesome, others are not. But you can't go wrong when your exhibition happens in a aircraft cemetery, and you got awesome aircrafts hand painted. This is The Boneyeard Project: Return trip. In the beginning of 2012 this great exhibition took place in Arizona and great artists painted these retired airplanes. I wish I could have visited it. These are only a few examples of the pieces exposed there. For more, please visit the Eric Firestone gallery. Enjoy! Cheers. ;)
There's something about street art, graffiti artworks, that really catches my attention. Maybe it's the fact that you get to see the artist, making fantastic drawings and typography pieces in huge scales. This is the work of Georgi Dimitrov, a really talented Bulgarian artist. Of course that these pieces are only a handful of his amazing murals. For more of these, you should really check out his portfolio at Behance. I hope you enjoy these. Cheers. ;)
While some people may say graffiti is just dull and pure vandalism, I gotta disagree with that, as on the last decade I've seen tons of the most creative and talented graffiti writers. Guys like Pref are not about only writing a name on a wall, but to experiment new creative ways to express, as his puzzle graffiti pieces. You can see more from Pref at his Flickr Gallery. Pref Pref. Amsterdam. Up the heat. Pref its just a word. Work hard paly dirty Live slow die old. No fun at all. Not my cup of tea. One for the crew. Same old crap. All in a days work.
As living in Montreal, I don't really hang out around Notre-Dame-de-Grâce area also known as 'NDG' for shorts. And one day while cruising around, I stopped by this really magnificent mural also entitled as Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (Our Lady of Grace) by A'Shop. Today I am featuring this beautiful piece of art of about 4 floors high, hope you will enjoy it! It’s more than just a business . It’s also about finding a place to call home, where we can drop our bags, stock our paint, stand on our own two feet, and start to build the kinds of relationships that lead to bigger and better things. Family and community values are and have always been at the core of what we do as artists, and as a company. We now pride ourselves in being capable by providing space, tools and knowledge to other artists alongside being a positive reference point within our community. It has been a long journey thus far and we can only hope it never ends. - from A'Shop For more information about A'Shop and their artists, you can visit their website at AShop.ca. Behind-the-Scenes All Rights to A'Shop All Rights to A'Shop All Rights to A'Shop All Rights to A'Shop All Rights to A'Shop All Rights to A'Shop All Rights to A'Shop All Rights to A'Shop All Rights to A'Shop All Rights to A'Shop All Rights to A'Shop All Rights to A'Shop Final Result All Rights to A'Shop All Rights to A'Shop All Rights to A'Shop
In a tribute to the French and American cities that inspired the worldwide street art and graffiti movement of the last 40 years, pioneering artists Shepard Fairey and Mr. ANDRE have collaborated to build an ambitious art installation exclusively for the ground floor of the new Champs-Élysées Levi's flagship store. This collaboration will also feature customized Levi’s Trucker jackets and limited-edition graphic t-shirts as well as a series of events, screenings and interactive workshops hosted by the artists. This is the second of two collaborations between French and American cultural pioneers in celebration of the opening of the denim icons new flagship store. The collaborations are inspired by the long-standing friendship between France and the United States. The first collaboration brought together music icons James Murphy and Pedro Winter A combination of sculpture, found objects and a billboard, the various elements of the installation overlay the two artists signature styles on familiar forms and objects from the urban environments of France and the US. The "pièce de résistance" of the installation is the duo of large scale sculptural installations featured in the store windows. Get a glimpse behind-the-scenes and check out the making-of video here…. Some Images
It's really nice to see how graffiti it's having finally it's recognition as an art form and a way of expression. In fact, a great part of the contemporary artists came from this background, as graffiti is a democratic and open culture what differs from classic fine art that's more formal. Victor Reyes is one example of this recent situation. If you want to see more of Victor Reyes, take a look at his Website. Since the early 90s, Victor Reyes has been painting. His work has been shown extensively in countries around the world, including the group show titled Letters First (2006) which traveled to Tokyo, Taipei, Korea, and Barcelona, Public Provocation (2008) at Carhartt Gallery, Weil am Rein, Germany, Will Rise group show (2010) as Yves Laroche Gallery, Montreal, Canada and Misspelled (2010), a solo show at Robert Berman E6 Gallery, San Francisco. Misspelled was culminated through an experiment in typography in which Reyes painted all 26 letters of the alphabet in the Mission and he published a 104-page book for the exhibition under the same name.
Most of you may know David Choe for being the artist behind the Facebook HQ but I gotta say this guy is way more than that. It's hard to label a guy like him, it's sort of vandal, artist, criminal and genius, I think that what best describes him is his documentary that you should totally see. I am only featuring a glimpse of Choe's artwork here as it's way bigger than you can imagine, anyway you can check out more his awesome stuff like on his Website
We received a e-mail from our buddies from Zupi magazine of this recent project involving street artists and graffiti artists on a new sort of display: Elevator wall painting. Yeah, that's it, they're inviting some really badass artist to paint dozens of meters of a elevator ride, just check this one from Crânio. You can check more of this project at Zupi.
Shok 1 is a veteran of british graffiti art having on the early years been one of the most active adn skillful writers of the country. Year after, Shok 1 still trying to reinvent spray art with his last experiments towards transparencies that reminds x-rays. You can see more of Shok 1 at his Flick Gallery
It's really cool to see how an artist create his own universe by assimilating and creating relationships between symbols and images. Smithe got a serious relation with the concepts of construction, destruction, structure and the self as we can see on most of his artworks. You can see more stunning artworks like these at his Tumblr, also follow him on Twitter Smithe @ D.F. - Balbuena from TONY DELFINO on Vimeo.
Ilk is one of this kind illustrator who came across graffiti during the course of his life. You can see how this activity had a major influence on his typography work since it's almost like a blend between modern and flat style type with some more street and funky style. The results are just ridiculously amazing, just check it! You can see more of this outstanding works at Ilk's Website.
Nychos is one of these all time recognizable artists, even when he's not doing some gore illustration or wall painting, his technique just got so much particular that you will know instantly know who's the author. Bunnies, splatter, gore scenes and black humor are some recurring themes on his highly detailed pieces. You should check more of Nychos work, it's definitely worth it, so just check his Website.