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W: currently in Montreal, born and raised in Canberra, the small, but smashing capital of Australia, lived in and traveled to quite a few cities around the world and can't wait to see more...


Green Graffiti

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Toronto artists Eric Cheung and Sean Martindale have been busy around their city, turning advertising posters into graffiti pocket planters. Introducing nature to the urban environment in ways that might encourage others to do the same, or to at least consider such possibilities.

On their blog Cheung writes:

A further addition to the Natural Urban Interventions. I see this as an impromptu architectural green wall system (or satire of one) that is cut out of existing poster spaces. Some may call it guerrilla gardening, but I see this as more of an ‘Urban Hack’ in its ability to jam an urban system and provoke reaction

They want you to join them, the planter templates are on the blog as well as photos and updates about how their urban project is going.

Ghostpatrol

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Ghostpatrol is an Australian artist currently working in a studio in Melbourne called Mitten Fortress. Ghost started out stenciling walls but has since moved into painting and mixed media. His work is quite versatile from plush dolls to giant murals, usually with pretty vulnerable characters that you almost want to take home with you- to get them off the streets. Check out more of his amazing work here.

Typo - graphy

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Sometimes it’s true- Sydney needs to come down hard on it’s posers.

Taking back the streets

Friday, May 1st, 2009

I thought seeing as Ghassan did a sweet Australian post this week I would switch it up and do a North American one.

Over 120 illegal billboards throughout New York City were white washed by dozens of volunteers for Jordan Seiler’s ambitious “New York Street Advertising Takeover”.

NYSAT was organised as a reaction to the hundreds of billboards that are not registered with the city, and therefore are illegal. While illegal, these violations are not being prosecuted by the City of New York, allowing the billboard companies to garner huge profits by cluttering our outdoor space with intrusive and unsightly ads.

After the illegal spots were white washed, over eighty artists transformed these spaces into personal pieces of art.

Le journal de la typographie urbaine

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
The journal of urtban Typography

The journal of urtban Typography

Aujourd’hui je vous invite à aller voir le The journal of urtban Typography qui référence une grosse base de photos de texte urbain en tout genre. Le site ne propose pas de fonctionnalité fabuleuse, mais possède une enorme base de contenus ! Simple et efficace ;-)

Google Maps alphabet

Monday, April 27th, 2009

The first Google Maps alphabet, featuring all 26 letters, has been created from satellite images of natural features and buildings by Rhett Dashwood, a graphic designer from Australia.

Les murs de la Havane !

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Bon soyons franc, je reviens de vacances à Cuba et je suis pas super au courrant des dernière mouvance de Street Art de la semaine. Alors j’vous propose un petit aperçu en images des murs de la capitale Cubaine et de l’impression que j’en ai eu.

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It takes all sorts…

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

You can see good graffiti in most cities around the world. Sometimes you see some that really is odd, I like that stuff best. This week I found some gems from a couple of small towns in outback Australia.

I am particularly fond of the the town of Telfer’s graffiti. Sometimes the small and unpredictable works really make your day.

Ololo

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Perth street art production group Ololo recently approached the construction manager of an inner-city skyscraper when they heard he hated the grey walls of the recently built Condor Tower five-story car park. The three creative friends – Hurben, Shensing and Griv asked to embellish the interior with street art-inspired murals. Each floor has a theme based on the elemental planes of earth: Space, Sky, Land, Underwater and Core. Local and inter-state artists came together to fill the space with color. Participating street artist ‘Creepy’ hopes the project will encourage similar ventures between urban developers and the creative community within Perth.

To Brooklyn

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Why we love Brooklyn and Paul Auster maybe as well…

And other treats and tastes to look fwd come summer as well.

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