Over the past year and a half the WebUrbanist readership has continued to grow at a very healthy pace. The site that started as a hobby has fast become one of the most-read online publications and along the way has even been selected by the Google Reader Blog as a staff favorite. The site’s readership is partly composed of the general web audience that loves the site’s niche-leading content focused on urban art, design, and culture, and is partly composed of artist themselves. We often get emails from artists wanting to have their works showcased on the site and starting today we will be doing regular features on artists from WebUrbanist’s fanbase. Please enjoy the first of these features and if you would like your work to be featured, don’t hesitate to get in touch!
Summer Colors from Tom Mohn
Tired of this unrelenting winter weather already? Enjoy these pictures of fireworks captured using an old 35mm SLR Minolta camera on a bulb exposure (about 1-3 seconds). The photos are taken through a rainbow window prism filter (which accounts for the radial color spikes) and a Jupitor Scope.
100% Non-Toxic Handmade Bamboo Furniture from Facundo Poj
Miami-based Argentinian designer Facundo Poj is a trained master builder and has a Masters Degree in Urban Affairs and Environmental Problems. All of Poj’s designs are created with sustainability in mind.
Displaced Furniture from Ian Gonsher
Ian Gonsher is a Rhode Island-based furniture and housewares designer as well as an instructor at Brown University. Gonsher sums up his philosophy succinctly as, “To be competitive, you have to see what others might have missed.”
On the Grind from Adam Ryder & Brian Rosa
On the Grind is a project by Adam Ryder and Brian Rosa that explores the landscape immediately surrounding high-tension electric transmission lines in Rhode Island. The goal of the resulting photos is to showcase the diversity surrounding these structures.
Explosive 3D Graffiti from Armo
Contemporary urban fine-artist Armo resides in California and his work is usually a collaborative exploration of typography using the structure and form of graffiti.
Amazing Freestanding Typewriter Sculptures from Jeremy Mayer
Jeremy Mayer has a very simple mission, to “disassemble typewriters and then reassemble fill-scale, anatomically correct human figures.” But don’t be deceived by that straightforward explanation. Mayer’s sculptures are created without using any glue, welding, or soldering, and the end results are truly fantastic works of art.
Dynamic Light Graffiti from Magnus
Magnus has managed to create and photograph some truly great (albiet transient) works of abstract light graffiti in a collection called LED and Time.
One Billion Dollars from Mike Marcovici
In case you’re frantically looking for the location of this sculpture so you can pull a bank job, stop now, while definitely impressive looking, the money above is actually fake. When asked for more detailes, Mike did say that he is looking to recreate it with actual money in a vault… somewhere.
Massive Beach Paintings from Andres Amador
Andres Amador’s Art for the Senses includes these amazing large-scale beach paintings. The paintings are several hundred feet across and are a collective effort of sometimes up to a dozen people.
Vintage Object Recycling and Reassembly from Cat Bishop
Vintage and recycled assemblage artists Cat Bishop has found a niche for herself of which she can’t possible tire ‘since the components and possibilities are endless.’ ‘On a good day,’ she says, ‘the pieces tend to assemble themselves’ and on a bad day, she manages to teach herself something news.
Urban Art and Inventions from SpY
SpY is an international artist from Madrid whose works consist primarily of playful repurposing or reappropriation of everyday urban elements to make an observation of the urban environment and a statement on the inertia of the urban dweller.