Street art

Abandoned Buildings Given a Literal “Face” Lift By Russian Street Artist Nomerz

Abandoned Buildings Given a Literal “Face” Lift By Russian Street Artist Nomerz

Talk about a “face” lift! Making waves with his street art that transforms enormous abandoned structures into giant portraits, Russian artist Nikita Nomerz uses details already present at

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PICS: Inhabitat’s Crazy, Colorful and Beautiful Eco-Art Picks From the Montreal Museum of Art

PICS: Inhabitat’s Crazy, Colorful and Beautiful Eco-Art Picks From the Montreal Museum of Art

Claude Cormier’s colorful “Heads of Christ” is a dream collage for kids of all ages. Using old stuffed animals, the artist has created a massive plush carpet that spans an entire room. Faces of

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Strook’s Reverse Moss Graffiti Mural Emerges from a Wall of the STUK Arts Centre In Belgium

Strook’s Reverse Moss Graffiti Mural Emerges from a Wall of the STUK Arts Centre In Belgium

The Belgian artists was commissioned by De Invasie and STUK as part of a larger exhibition on sustainable living. A wall along a staircase leading into the centre was covered with moss and Strook used it

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Eve Mosher’s Insert ____ Here Art Project Points To Climate Change Solutions

Eve Mosher’s Insert ____ Here Art Project Points To Climate Change Solutions

Vacant lots littered with trash. Streets that lack bike lanes. We've all passed urban spaces that are in need of some sprucing up, and artist Eve Mosher and 350.org have come up with a bold, graphic way

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Gorgeous Green-Roofed Marcel Sembat School Completed in France

Gorgeous Green-Roofed Marcel Sembat School Completed in France

Architecture firm Archi5 has updated six workshop buildings originally built between 1930 and 1960. In addition to these renovations, the new design includes dormitories, staff accommodations, a

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Colorful and Quirky Tree Planter Art Brightens Up Toronto’s Streets

Colorful and Quirky Tree Planter Art Brightens Up Toronto’s Streets

Tree planters are often placed on the streets with good intentions of adding a necessary boost of green space, yet they can often become neglected within large sprawling cities where no one takes direct

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Artist EVOL’s Rural City Installation Tops Off a Scale Community with a Green “Roof”

Artist EVOL’s Rural City Installation Tops Off a Scale Community with a Green “Roof”

EVOL along with a his friends and helpers worked for 8 days cutting away at the meadow where they then buttressed the walls with particle-board sheets -- and in true EVOL style -- cut and paste his

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NeSpoon’s Delicate Doily Art Adorns a Stretch of the Baltic’s Oak Beach

NeSpoon’s Delicate Doily Art Adorns a Stretch of the Baltic’s Oak Beach

NeSpoon's installation drew in plenty of curious eyes who even took pictures of and with the installations. Fixed to everything from broken tree branches to rocks and more, visitors to the beach turned

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1970s Berlin Restaurant Transformed into Graffiti Art Tower

1970s Berlin Restaurant Transformed into Graffiti Art Tower

A tower restaurant built back in the 70s in Berlin has recently gotten an urban street-inspired face lift! The retro eatery, known by Berliners as the “Bierpinsel” (Beer Brush), no longer

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Guerilla Knitting Documentary Explores the Origins of Yarn Graffiti

Guerilla Knitting Documentary Explores the Origins of Yarn Graffiti

From crocheted cars to potholes repaired with colorful bursts of yarn, guerilla knitting has become a daily sighting on the streets and all over the web. The yarn graffiti movement has reached worldwide

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GUERILLA STREET ART: Amazing Scratched Building Portraits

GUERILLA STREET ART: Amazing Scratched Building Portraits

A street artist since he was 13, Farto is also known as Vhils and began his career painting trains on a railway line near his home in Seixal. Farto has traveled all over Europe and even into the US to

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Juliana Santacruz Herrera “Repairs” Paris Potholes With Cheery Renegade Knitting

Juliana Santacruz Herrera “Repairs” Paris Potholes With Cheery Renegade Knitting

Street art has had an upswing of popularity in the past few years, often coming off more as vandalism or graffiti than art. But Herrera’s street pieces are undeniably beautiful. Using the pale grey

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Artist Ben Wilson Uses Old Chewing Gum to Beautify Sidewalks

Artist Ben Wilson Uses Old Chewing Gum to Beautify Sidewalks

Mr. Wilson has been featured on BBC and a variety of other British media outlets for his meticulous works on chewing gum. Once he's set his sights on a sidewalk, he doesn't pass up a potential canvas,

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Street Swings Are a Great Way to Spruce Up Sidewalks

Street Swings Are a Great Way to Spruce Up Sidewalks

You know what the problem with sidewalks is? Aside from the concrete, it's that they're boring. Seeking to add some life to the drab grey pedestrian paths, artists Akay and Peter went around Stockholm,

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Wild ‘Head Gardeners’ Made from Recycled Bottles Hit the Streets

Wild ‘Head Gardeners’ Made from Recycled Bottles Hit the Streets

There’s no point in crying over spilt milk, especially when those empty plastic containers can be recycled and turned into beautiful pieces of art. Well settled at home, or equally suited to hit the

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Graffiti Art by D.O.C.S. Takes Inspiration from Nature

Graffiti Art by D.O.C.S. Takes Inspiration from Nature

Careful trompe l'oeil is hardly an artist’s technique you expect a tagger to employ in his graffiti work. But these often miscalculated and misunderstood artists have a lot to teach the world about

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Artist EVOL Transforms Lackluster Urban Spaces With Mini Conrete Block Towers

Artist EVOL Transforms Lackluster Urban Spaces With Mini Conrete Block Towers

Urban spaces that host sparse enclaves or nondescript architecture are more likely to spark feelings of banality rather than inspiration. So when we spotted the work of Berlin based street artist EVOL, we

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REVERSE GRAFFITI: South African Artists Tag Walls By Scrubbing Them Clean

REVERSE GRAFFITI: South African Artists Tag Walls By Scrubbing Them Clean

Reverse graffiti is a type of street art that effaces – not defaces – public property. That’s right, the taggers or “scrubbers” that practice this art form actually remove

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REVERSE GRAFFITI: South African Artists Tag Walls By Scrubbing Them Clean

REVERSE GRAFFITI: South African Artists Tag Walls By Scrubbing Them Clean

Graffiti is one of the most controversial art forms out there since it defaces public property - but what if graffiti artists actually cleaned up the walls they tagged up by etching their sketches into

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Liesbet Bussche Adorns Amsterdam With Larger-Than-Life Jewelry

Liesbet Bussche Adorns Amsterdam With Larger-Than-Life Jewelry

Re-inventing ordinary street dividers and concrete balls, Liesbet Bussche creates larger-than-life jewelry pieces for the streets of Amsterdam. The Belgian designer makes small interventions to the street

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The Crate Man Cometh: Recycled Milk Crate Art

The Crate Man Cometh: Recycled Milk Crate Art

Holy leaping legos! This cratalicious creature may, at first glance, appear to be some kind of primitive transformer, but he actually deserves a lot more respect that. For this is none other than Crate

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GUERILLA GARDENING: Flowers Beautify Abandoned Flyer Box

GUERILLA GARDENING: Flowers Beautify Abandoned Flyer Box

Hoping to bring some color and cheer to the streets of Toronto, Canada, street artist, Posterchild, decided to become a guerrilla gardener by potting six perky marigolds in an abandoned flyer box. The

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Mosstika Moss Graffiti Brings Greenery to the Concrete Jungle

Mosstika Moss Graffiti Brings Greenery to the Concrete Jungle

When it comes to eco-art, it doesn't get much better than Edina Tokodi's awesome green graffiti made from living moss. Inhabitat has been following artist Edina Tokodi and her tongue-in-cheek moss art

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CONFLUX 2008 FESTIVAL: Urban Laboratory Experiments

CONFLUX 2008 FESTIVAL: Urban Laboratory Experiments

This weekend the streets of NYC will be teeming with 'psycho-paths' – no news to some, but certainly good news to those who are fans of psychogeography. From September 11 to 14, over one hundred local

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REVERSE GRAFFITI: Clean Green Street Art hits San Francisco!

REVERSE GRAFFITI: Clean Green Street Art hits San Francisco!

Here's one instance of green-washing that we're 100% behind. The Reverse Graffiti Project imbues the guerrilla tactics of street-art with an eco-friendly element, detourning the definition of graffiti by

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URBAN CURATORS PROJECT In Downtown Providence

URBAN CURATORS PROJECT In Downtown Providence

Participants from the Urban Curators project recently transformed derelict areas of downtown Providence into an outdoor gallery space when they took to the streets and indulged in a little impromptu

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