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Illuminating Brooklyn’s Sky in Solidarity With Boston
Lucky Tran wrote in Community, Creativity and Boston

After the bombings in Boston yesterday, the security response was huge in New York. Manhattan was in lockdown, with police swarming everywhere, and people were told by the authorities to run and hide inside their homes. So we decided to stay in Brooklyn and project on one of it’s most iconic and most loved buildings: the
Brooklyn Academy of Music. BAM didn’t know about it, and at first security was suspicious, but as soon as they saw the message, they embraced us with approval. Even police officers who drove by gave us a warm nod and beep. It was a sweet moment when we saw a plea for peace trump the rules…

Continue reading Lucky’s story on good.is

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Urban Geodes by A Common Name.

Via A Common Name

Graphic Artist: A Common Name setting up an urban geode… nice work…
acommonblog:

when you don’t have a ladder, ask a friend @gokuo #friends #streetteam #streetart #urbangeode #sf (at SOMA)

Graphic Artist: A Common Name setting up an urban geode… nice work…

acommonblog:

when you don’t have a ladder, ask a friend @gokuo #friends #streetteam #streetart #urbangeode #sf (at SOMA)

Nice white-on-white…
acommonblog:

Working a white on white test with a new pasting method #geodes #urbangeode #whiteonwhite #streetart

Nice white-on-white…

acommonblog:

Working a white on white test with a new pasting method #geodes #urbangeode #whiteonwhite #streetart

Steve Powers’ Love Letters graffiti project manifests in this Macy’s parking lot in Brooklyn, New York. His work aims to revitalise and uplift the community in which it is found.

via PSFK

Chris Berthelsen’s Tokyo Colour-In is:

"A colouring-in book of Tokyo street art created to introduce little hands and minds to the fine-grained hand made aspect of human(e) creativity on the street. Developed from the Tokyo street art research project. “

via a-small-lab and Punkt. for Japan

The Reverse Graffiti Project is started by British stencil street artist Paul “Moose” Curtis. Curtis works mainly around the UK but one of his most recent and attention-grabbing projects is in San Francisco.

"He’s a construction worker that looks like he’s gone AWOL" - Curtis describes what people think of him while he’s at work (in the video clip Perceptions) - brilliant.

by reversegraffiti on youtube

More about reverse graffiti, or clean tagging, on inhabitat and BLDG BLOG...

Poluição sobre tela . Pollution on canvas: What Alexandre Orion does with the soot collected from his street art…

by telatv on youtube

“Alexander Orion is a Brazilian artist that uses the ‘Reverse  Graffiti’ [technique], also called ‘Clean Tag’ which consists of selective  removal of dirt and grime to reveal a fresco of clean wall. While this technique has been used by several artists; [it’s] the meaning and … impact that is powerful…
The scope of his project is to highlight both the extreme quantities  of pollution coating the tunnels of São Paulo and the public’s  carelessness towards it. His choice of graphic imagery for the  installation, a 160 meters long (525 ft.) collection of sightless  skulls, serve as a blatant reminder that the toxic pollution released  from the hundreds of thousands of vehicles that commute back and forth  on a daily basis have left a tangible mark…not just on our physical  structures, but also in the air we breathe and in the environment that  is supposed to sustain us.
Orion was approached by authorities several times during his nightly  visits to the tunnel, but they were powerless to stop him because  there’s nothing illegal about cleaning… In the end, they could only  remove his installation by high-pressure hosing the whole tunnel from  end to end; but they didn’t stop there, they continued [into] every other  tunnel in the city, cleaning them all!”
via frog on PSFK and design mind

Alexander Orion is a Brazilian artist that uses the ‘Reverse Graffiti’ [technique], also called ‘Clean Tag’ which consists of selective removal of dirt and grime to reveal a fresco of clean wall.
While this technique has been used by several artists; [it’s] the meaning and … impact that is powerful…

The scope of his project is to highlight both the extreme quantities of pollution coating the tunnels of São Paulo and the public’s carelessness towards it. His choice of graphic imagery for the installation, a 160 meters long (525 ft.) collection of sightless skulls, serve as a blatant reminder that the toxic pollution released from the hundreds of thousands of vehicles that commute back and forth on a daily basis have left a tangible mark…not just on our physical structures, but also in the air we breathe and in the environment that is supposed to sustain us.

Orion was approached by authorities several times during his nightly visits to the tunnel, but they were powerless to stop him because there’s nothing illegal about cleaning… In the end, they could only remove his installation by high-pressure hosing the whole tunnel from end to end; but they didn’t stop there, they continued [into] every other tunnel in the city, cleaning them all!”

via frog on PSFK and design mind

'Painting Reality' by Dutch artist Iepe Rubingh transforms Rosenthaler Platz into Berlin’s newest piece of guerilla street art.

via designboom

Alexandre Farto breaks away pieces of wall to create “subtractive wall art”… brings a sense of architecture and texture to portraiture.
via designboom

Alexandre Farto breaks away pieces of wall to create “subtractive wall art”… brings a sense of architecture and texture to portraiture.

via designboom

Previously featured 2011 TED Prize winner, JR, answers questions on art, experimentation, and keeping your freedom…
via The 99 Percent

Previously featured 2011 TED Prize winner, JR, answers questions on art, experimentation, and keeping your freedom…

via The 99 Percent

It’s about being in the action more than being in the studio.

DDB Paris create simple, yet sophisticated (and fun!) “Escape Machines” in Palais Royal for travel company Voyages SNCF… coool…

via The Cool Hunter

TED 2011 Prize Winner, street artist JR, brings his message of humour and optimism to slums and conflict zones…
Check out JR’s TED prize talk…
via PSFK

TED 2011 Prize Winner, street artist JR, brings his message of humour and optimism to slums and conflict zones…

Check out JR’s TED prize talk…

via PSFK