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.

Painted Praise: Street Art Honors Asia with Iconic Imagery

Spanish street artist Pejac both praises and criticizes elements of various Asian cultures in a new series of outdoor paintings making use of iconic ...

Public Jewelry: Rugged Urban Art Inspired by Delicate Lace

The idea of beautifying an outdoor space seems straightforward enough – flowers and sculptures and whatnot – but Polish street artist NeSpoon turns ...

Senior Citizen Street Art: Young Graffiti Artists Teach Elders

In an effort to democratize both the creation and appreciation of urban graffiti, a group of young street artists in Lisbon, Portugal, is teaching retirees how ...

Balancing Act: Artist Paints Seaside Murals from a Surfboard

Painting a hyper-realistic mural outdoors is challenging enough on its own, and artist Sean Yoro not only pulls off incredible portraits, he does it all while ...

NYC Comes Alive Around Massive Mural in Time Lapse Video

A 150-foot-tall figure of a man walking materializes on a Manhattan sidewalk, slowly coming into focus as the city awakens around it, in a new time-lapse ...

Rise of Robotic Graffiti: Drone Vandal Sprays Paint in Midair

In what appears to be the first recorded work of public aerial drone vandalism, this off-the-shelf quadcopter was hacked to hold and use a can of spray paint, ...

Street Art Lives: 13 Installations that Interact with Nature

In cities where greenery can be scarce, these art installations call attention to everything from wall-climbing ivy to weeds growing out of sidewalk cracks, ...

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Fifth Wall: Artist Uses Aerial Urban Voids as Blank Backdrops

In theater, the ‘fourth wall’ refers to the imaginary barrier between performers and their audience – the work of this illustrator evokes a ...

Wanksy: Phallus Graffiti Draws Attention to Dangerous Potholes

In a quest to evoke a faster fix from city authorities, a lone street artist going by the name Wanksy is highlighting holes in the ground with (NSFW) spray ...

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 ...

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