Archived Articles: Street Art & Graffiti

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.

Playing with Perspective in Paris: New Optical Illusion Art

Two-dimensional shapes seem to hover weightlessly in space like a projection, but step slightly to your right or left and the whole image falls apart, becoming ...

Dumpster Divine: 12 Flashy Trashy Artistic Dumpsters

Dumpsters may be grungy, grotty, gross-smelling garbage holders but these ubiquitous urban trash bins positively bloom just by adding a little art.

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Scaffolding Skyscraper: Very Public Urban Artist-in-Residence

The scaffolding used by a street artist to complete large murals becomes a tiny, less-than-private home away from home in a literal sense with ’24/7,’ an ...

Portrait of a City: 31 Photographic Urban Street Art Murals

Residents of cities like Tokyo, Havana and Los Angeles see their own faces blown up to monumental proportions and pasted onto all sorts of urban surfaces when ...

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Urban Spock: 20 Fascinating Leonard Nimoy Graffiti Tributes

Mr. Spock, played by the late Leonard Nimoy, was a logically legit pop culture icon. Just ask the many graffiti artists worldwide who have paid him tribute.

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Rainworks: Water-Activated Street Art & Games in Rainy Seattle

Rainworks are pieces of street art that only appear when wet, featuring messages, images and interactive games that work great for a city infamous for its ...

Figures & Ground: Crafty Wood Miniatures Create Urban Vignettes

Inspired by everything from personal experience to famous photography, this street artist crafts small wooden cutouts to frame scenes of action, adventure, ...

Deceptive Dimensions: Illusion Street Art Creates 3D Portals

At first glance it looks as if thin layers of these walls have been slowly torn away in concentric shapes, leading deeper and deeper into the spaces on the ...

Social Media + Street Graffiti = Stenciled Signs of Our Times

For better and worse, self-reflection and meta-art is an inevitable facet of the digital age – this artist recognizes the blurred lines between physical ...

Snow Calligraphy: Reverse Graffiti Artist Tags Parked Vehicles

For years, this graffiti calligrapher has made his mark around New York City, but some of his best work is reserved for special (and somewhat unpredictable) ...

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