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.

Pavement Bowie: 20 Street Art Tributes to David Bowie

Ashes to ashes, Stardust to dust: having left life's stage, cultural icon David Bowie also leaves behind a global imprint through street art and graffiti.

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May The Art Be With You: Star Wars Stormtrooper Graffiti

White-armored stormtroopers of the Star Wars universe may be the true face of the franchise if their stenciled images on walls worldwide is any indication.

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Art Of Power: 12 Visually Shocking Electric Utility Boxes

Electric utility boxes don't have to look utilitarian and these creatively painted examples illustrate art's power to beautify urban neighborhoods.

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Urban Rainbows: 14 Colorful Art Installations in the City

Nighttime rainbows shimmer across the skies in cities from Istanbul to New York, traversing rivers, illuminating underpasses and highlighting monuments. ...

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Color Me Patriotic: Ukraine’s Protestor-Painted Lenin Statues

As the Ukraine strives to break free from all things Russian, some unlikely allies – Soviet-era statues of Lenin – have been enlisted to wave the flag.

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Blooming Street Lights: Giant Flowers Interact with the City

Step beneath these massive red flowers in Jerusalem’s Vallero Square and they’ll bloom before your eyes, offering light after dark and shelter from the ...

Abandoned Ship: Artist Paints Figure Onto Floating Ruins

Hawaiian artist HULA paints the head and arm of a floating woman onto the rusted steel surface of an abandoned ship, all while balancing on a surfboard. The ...

Paris Safari: Projected Wildlife Gets Chic in the City

Soaring up to six stories in height, these lemurs, deer, gorillas, eagles and other carefully clothed creatures projected onto buildings all over Paris are ...

Rooftop View: World’s Largest Mural Takes Up Entire Building

Spanning the massive multi-building rooftop of a construction company, this black-and-white mural of a lounging girl might just be the largest ever painted. ...

Fresh Faces: Clever Artist Gives Russian Buildings a New Look

Artist Nikita Nomerz is giving abandoned buildings and structures in Russian cities a new look... and the eerily expressive edifices are looking back!

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