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.

Hand-Grown Murals: Watch as Plant Paintings Take Over Walls

Some say art is as much about process as product – these time-lapse animations show just how true that can be, illustrating the evolution of green-themed ...

Blacking Out BLU: World-Famous Berlin Mural Erased in Protest

A huge multi-building work of art has been painted over in the Kreuzberg neighborhood of Berlin, reportedly at the behest of the artist BLU himself as a ...

Making Faces: Huge Military Warehouse Mural Spans 48 Windows

Covering two sides of a three-story building in Rome, this ground-to-roof artwork is massive, even by the standards of a big-thinking street artist like BLU ...

Yarn Bomb Bus: Knitted Double Decker Cruises Around London

Has there ever been a cozier-looking bus cruising around the streets of London than this neon yarn-bombed double decker dubbed the No. 7up? The beverage brand ...

Wall is Over: Art Students Whitewash Historical Street Murals

In an audacious and contentious move, a group of young artists took it upon themselves to paint over the famous John Lennon Wall in Prague, replacing decades ...

Well Rounded: 7 Animal Murals on Abandoned Buildings in Africa

Using the unique regional shapes of structures to his advantage, street artist ROA has created a series of large-scale works as part of a neighborhood art ...

Flowering Potholes: Lovely Tile Plants Fill Ugly Street Voids

An uniquely elegant solution to a dirty everyday problem, these gorgeous handcrafted tile mosaics are turning unfilled potholes back into functional pieces ...

Most Massive Murals: 14 Large-Scale Works of Urban Art

Human faces loom over the city on the sides of skyscrapers, colorful characters cover industrial silos and Boeing airplanes and entire neighborhoods serve as ...

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Banksy Not Arrested: How 1 Man’s Viral Hoax Duped Millions

By now you may know that the world’s most famous street artist has indeed not been detained by police and his identity remains secret, but how much do ...

Subtle Street Art: 27 Easy-to-Overlook Urban Enhancements

Just knowing that these tiny urban art installations exist – ranging from tiny figures dangling from ATM machines to utility boxes painted to look like ...

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