urban art

Spanish Artist Lucas Munoz Challenges You to Get Some Sweet Air on His Stone Skateboards

Spanish Artist Lucas Munoz Challenges You to Get Some Sweet Air on His Stone Skateboards

Created out of Munoz's student thesis work, Bastardism, his design method seeks to juxtapose functionality and aesthetics, provoking a curiously strong desire to test the artist's creations. The artist

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Creepy Skull Sculptures Rise from the Remains of Dead Skateboards

Creepy Skull Sculptures Rise from the Remains of Dead Skateboards

More frightening than those bruises, broken bones, or arthritis, your old skateboards have come back to haunt you. Carved from the remnants of shattered boards by designer Beto Janz, these creepy heads

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Luzinterruptus Strikes Again with Luminous Street Heartbeats Installation

Luzinterruptus Strikes Again with Luminous Street Heartbeats Installation

The clandestine artists filled the bags with a red liquid to give the final product a somewhat haunting look. The bags were then hung from a structure that had been carefully weaved around trees in a

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Reverse Graffiti: Street Artists Tag Images on Walls by Scrubbing Them Clean

Reverse Graffiti: Street Artists Tag Images on Walls by Scrubbing Them Clean

    Art piece by Scott Wade  The UK's Paul Curtis, better known as "Moose," is one of the technique's pioneers. Although based in London, he has traveled around the world,

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Giants: Os Gemeos Convert Six Enormous Silos into Awesome Works of Art in Vancouver

Giants: Os Gemeos Convert Six Enormous Silos into Awesome Works of Art in Vancouver

In what will be the Brazilian street artists' largest work yet and their first in Canada, the project is part of their international series, Giants. Similar to previous works in the series, the makeover

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Artist Melts 1,527 Guns to Make Shovels for Tree Planting!

Artist Melts 1,527 Guns to Make Shovels for Tree Planting!

The city of Culiacán, in western Mexico has the highest rate of gun deaths in the country. After speaking with family members of victims of drug crimes in the city, artist Pedro Reyes decided to use its

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Luzinterruptus Unveils Amazing Plastic Waste Labyrinth Made From 6,000 Recycled Bottles

Luzinterruptus Unveils Amazing Plastic Waste Labyrinth Made From 6,000 Recycled Bottles

To construct the maze, the Luzinterruptus collected 6,000 plastic bottles from a local manufacturing and bottling plant and through donations from active local residents participating in the

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Peter Steinhaur’s Cocoon Series Shows Stunning Views of Hong Kong’s Buildings Wrapped in Silk

Peter Steinhaur’s Cocoon Series Shows Stunning Views of Hong Kong’s Buildings Wrapped in Silk

Steinhaur’s photos of the buildings look both beautiful and eerie, with silk material making them look abstract and uninhabited. However, some of these structures actually have residents. Steinhaur, who

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SpY Suspends a Luminous Crescent Moon Over the Swiss EPFL Campus

SpY Suspends a Luminous Crescent Moon Over the Swiss EPFL Campus

Urban street artist SpY has just revealed his latest urban intervention: MOON, a gigantic luminous artwork suspended above the EPFL university campus in Laussane, Switzerland. The hanging sculpture is

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Check Out SpY’s Most Provocative Urban Street Art Projects of 2013

Check Out SpY’s Most Provocative Urban Street Art Projects of 2013

SpY has been working since the 1980's and is currently one of the world's most renowned urban artists. His unique style incorporates a variety of materials to draw attention to his eye-catching creations.

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Atlas Recycled: Tom Tsuchiya’s Eco Sculpture Encourages Recycling in Cities Around the Globe

Atlas Recycled: Tom Tsuchiya’s Eco Sculpture Encourages Recycling in Cities Around the Globe

"Atlas Recycled" is a sculpture of the mythical Greek titan bearing the earth on his shoulders that doubles as a recycling receptacle for aluminum cans, plastic bottles and paper. In addition to serving

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OakOak’s Urban Interventions Turn Crumbling Buildings Into Playful Games in France

OakOak’s Urban Interventions Turn Crumbling Buildings Into Playful Games in France

OakOak is a street artist in St. Etienne, France who loves to decorate his industrial city with funny little characters and superheroes. As explained by OakOak on The Outsiders, "I like this city, her

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PHOTOS: Get a Sneak Peek of HWKN’s Giant Blue Smog-Eating Wendy Sculpture Before It Opens Next Week

PHOTOS: Get a Sneak Peek of HWKN’s Giant Blue Smog-Eating Wendy Sculpture Before It Opens Next Week

Are you as excited about seeing Wendy as we are? The 3,000 sq. ft. spiky-armed, smog-eating sculpture by HWKN is almost complete in the yard of MoMA PS1 and will be opening to the public next week. But if

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Cute Urban Greenhouses Protect Wild Plants That Spring Up on City Sidewalks

Cute Urban Greenhouses Protect Wild Plants That Spring Up on City Sidewalks

Wild urban vegetation is often ignored, so art students Audrey Charré, Clémentine Schmidt and Luc Beaussart came up with these cute 'Urban Greenhouses' to honor plants growing in cracks in buildings or

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An Army of Pseudo Bikes Illuminates the Streets of Madrid

An Army of Pseudo Bikes Illuminates the Streets of Madrid

Not only to the Madrid-based designers have a sense of humor, but they definitely have a thing for nighttime guerrilla art. Armed with a pile of translucent fabric "bicycle seats" that easily slip over

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HWKN’s Massive Spiky “Wendy” Pavilion Coming to MoMA PS1 This Summer!

HWKN’s Massive Spiky “Wendy” Pavilion Coming to MoMA PS1 This Summer!

Every summer New York's MoMA PS1 gallery blossoms with an amazing new pavilion by an up-and-coming architecture studio, and the museum just announced that the winner of this year's Young Architects

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JUMP! Hay Filled Wooden Pallet Lets You Dive Into Fun

JUMP! Hay Filled Wooden Pallet Lets You Dive Into Fun

Cities may be full of life, but they can also often fall short when it comes to providing a sense of wonderment. To give more lackluster spaces within the urban landscape an extra bit of cheeriness, RURAL

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Flight 101: Reverse Graffiti Hits the Streets of South Africa!

Flight 101: Reverse Graffiti Hits the Streets of South Africa!

JP Jordaan, Nick Ferreira, Stathi Kougianos and Martin Pace are all Vega graduates, a brand communication school in South Africa. The group's surprising and thought-evoking eco art is designed to draw

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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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Giant Pink Recycled Plastic Snails Will Invade Miami!

Giant Pink Recycled Plastic Snails Will Invade Miami!

These eight-foot pink snails will claim Miami on November 19th - not because they want to take over the Earth, but because they're an installation by the Cracking Art Group and Galleria Ca’

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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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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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Conflux Festival is this weekend!

Conflux Festival is this weekend!

It's remix-the-city-time: the Conflux Festival is back. This annual NYC-based festival of psychogeography promises some great urban tinkering, featuring the work of several artists we've featured here on

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Up In the Trees: Madison Square Tree Huts

Up In the Trees: Madison Square Tree Huts

New York's Madison Square Garden has taken on a Swiss-Family-Robinson feel lately. This is due to an art exhibition featuring work by Tadashi Kawamata called Madison Square Tree Huts, which emerged

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Peter Gibson’s Street Art Critiques Car Culture

Peter Gibson’s Street Art Critiques Car Culture

Graffiti meets environmental and social activism in Peter Gibson (a.k.a. Roadsworth)'s literal take on street art. Frustrated with the lack of safety provided for cyclists in today's cities, the artist

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Park(ing) Day 2008

Park(ing) Day 2008

Park(ing) Spot Picnic at the Curiosity Shoppe. Yesterday was Park(ing) Day, an all-day long event that converted paved parking places across the US into verdant refuges. Since its inception in 2005,

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CONFLUX 2008 FESTIVAL: Wild Urban Nets and Street Spinning

CONFLUX 2008 FESTIVAL: Wild Urban Nets and Street Spinning

This weekend, New York City's streets are animated with urban lab experiments and psychogeographic mappings at the 2008 Conflux Festival. Amongst them are several projects that send tendrils out to

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POWERSEED: Sustainable Solar Plant Art Installation

POWERSEED: Sustainable Solar Plant Art Installation

When the City of Pasadena wanted to bring some beauty to an electric power plant in a somewhat overlooked neighborhood, little did it realize that the design idea would grow into a completely sustainable

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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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