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.

Digital Street Eraser: Rubbing Out Reality, Photoshop-Style

Analog stickering is taking on a new dimension in the hands of these street artists, a pair of creatives selectively defacing signs, billboards, mailboxes, ...

Emoji-Nation: Famous Paintings Revised for the Internet Age

In a world of mobile devices, share icons and popup alerts, fine art is interrupted by signs and symbols of our times, adding a jarring layer of technology to ...

Surreal Snippets: Gifs Elevated to Mind-Bending Art Form

Gifs are taking over the internet, and that’s not always a good thing. Entire conversations are carried out in the form of animated images, replacing ...

Animated Still Lifes: 7 Relaxing Cinemagraphic Illustrations

Reclining in the space between the extremes of sped-up, movie-style GIF files and traditional, immobile paintings, this artist brings lazy scenes of everyday ...

Cutting Edges: Layered Back-Lit Paper Art Gets Deep & Dark

Together, Hari & Deepti (Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker) turn sets of two-dimensional cutouts into vivid and haunting three-dimensional dioramas, ...

The Rotten Apple Project: Quick and Dirty Urban Hacks

Sometimes, a reclaimed piece of junk is all it takes to make a bus stop, bike rack, subway station or virtually any other urban setting more comfortable and ...

Spinning Zen: Real-Time Patterns Painted on a Potter’s Wheel

Like a hypnotist’s pendulum, this fifteen minute visual experience will charm you with its rich variety of mesmerizing patterns, all drawn by hand before ...

Vanishing Vernacular: NYC Storefront Gentrification in Action

Overtly a straight-shot photographic compilation, Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York shows the rich vernacular diversity of mom-and-pop shops ...

Dissected Buildings: Sliced Facades are All Appearances

Ghostly building facades seem to have been sliced right off the buildings that should be attached to them, their skinny silhouettes rising from street level ...

Art Brake: OZ’s Awesome Traffic Light Signal Boxes

Traffic light signal boxes are found near traffic lights but unlike the latter, the former aren't designed to attract the eye... unless they're in Australia.

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