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.

Walk on the Wild Side: 13 Crosswalk Illusions & Interventions

Optical illusions that seem to produce real 3D speed bumps on a flat street may enhance safety by encouraging drivers to slow down, but such colorful crosswalk ...

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Depth-Defying Art: 3D Chalk Characters Blend into City Streets

Bringing a certain subtly and sense of humor back to three-dimensional chalk art, David Zenn creates highly-contextual scenes using an array of animal ...

Le Corbusier Murals Applied as Graffiti to Notre Dame du Haut

Actual murals made by architect Le Corbusier have been digitally added to the walls of one of his most famous buildings, transforming Notre Dame du Haut, ...

Madcap Murals: Playful Urban Paintings Interact with 3D Elements

A wall with a texture reminiscent of a cross-stitch cloth, a rusted shopping cart half-submerged in a river, curbside trash finds and utility boxes all ...

Cairo’s Trash Capital Gets Colorful with Massive Anamorphic Mural

One of Cairo’s seven settlements of the Zabbaleen, garbage collectors who make their living picking through and efficiently recycling the city’s trash, has ...

Impactful: 12 Creative Works of Crash Test Dummy Art

That's gotta Hertz! These dozen examples of crash test dummy art & graffiti display a curious reverence for our impactful anthropomorphic analogs.

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80,000 Tiles Tell Story of Amsterdam’s Growth in New Bike Tunnel

A 361-foot tunnel connecting the historic city center of Amsterdam to its revitalized industrial waterfront district symbolically links past and present with a ...

Roadside Renaissance: Art Of The Painted Desert Project

Conceived by photographer/activist Chip Thomas, The Painted Desert Project connects urban street artists with communities in the southwest's Navajo Nation.

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In Praise of Art: Abandoned Church Colorfully Transformed by Okuda

Abandoned and dilapidated not so long ago, a neglected church in Morocco has become a vivid landmark decorated from the ground to the roof with colorful ...

Geographical Profiling Points to Artist Banksy’s Secret Identity

A set of mathematical processes developed for use in crime-fighting and disease-tracking indicates that one already-suspected individual may indeed be the ...

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