Archived Articles: Art

From 3D graffiti to light art, these works reflect the cutting edge of contemporary urban street art and design. These graffiti and street artists employee the latest techniques, creative materials, and unusual strategies to challenge the conventional stencil-and-spray-paint approach that most people think of when it comes to public drawing and wall graffiti the world over.

Cargo Canvases: 6 Street Artists Paint 22 Stacked Containers

Towers constructed from shipping container modules formed the blank basis behind this series of incredible giant-sized, site-specific artworks using spray ...

Guerrilla Lace: Prettied-Up Urban Surfaces in Poland

Urban sidewalks, sewer grates and dingy underpasses aren’t exactly the most likely places to find beautiful large-scale ornamental lace, but for artist ...

Just Add Monsters: Chris McMahon’s Modified Thrift Store Art

Artist Chris McMahon looks at cheap thrift store landscape paintings and sees something missing... then he paints in the hidden monsters for all to enjoy.

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Illusions in Iran: Surreal 3D Murals Transform Urban Tehran

The blank concrete facades of urban Tehran offer an irresistible canvas for playful large-scale murals that seem to bend reality in unexpected ways. A city of ...

WTF Is Street Art? Poster Boy Edits NYC Sign by High Line

If you have spent any time along the High Line Park in Chelsea, you will recognize this extremely prominent billboard that one artist had the audacity to climb ...

Spinning Canvas: Color & Gravity Create Brush-Free Paintings

Calculation meets chaos in the work of Amy Shackleton, a painter who works without brushes to create masterful yet whimsical urban and natural landscapes. Her ...

Reflections from Above: Mirrored Skyscraper Illusion Photos

Illuminated cityscapes multiply and divide in unexpected ways when their nighttime reflections hit the mirrored facades of the skyscrapers found within them. ...

The City’s a Playground for Cartoon Characters by OakOak

Anything from a crooked cinder block to an ephemeral beam of light falling across the street can inspire a playful interactive scene by French street artist ...

Surreal World: 14 Reality-Bending Mirror Art Installations

Cabins vanish into the landscape like a mirage, tiny rooms filled with stars somehow go on forever and treetops float in mid-air in these reality-distorting ...

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Stairs to Nowhere: Half-Finished Fire Escape Inside a Church

A mass of reclaimed, weathered wood of all shapes and sizes rises up to the cathedral ceiling of the Church of St. Peter the Puellier in Mairie d’Orleans ...

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