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.

Digital Street Eraser: Rubbing Out Reality, Photoshop-Style

Analog stickering is taking on a new dimension in the hands of these street artists, a pair of creatives selectively defacing signs, billboards, mailboxes, ...

Art Brake: OZ’s Awesome Traffic Light Signal Boxes

Traffic light signal boxes are found near traffic lights but unlike the latter, the former aren't designed to attract the eye... unless they're in Australia.

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Real Life Photoshop: Giant Eraser Takes Out Urban Scenery

In another case of Photoshop invading the real world in three dimensions, giant erasers are appearing all over urban surfaces in London. Murals, street signs, ...

Sand Paintings: Temporary Street Art Will Blow (You) Away

After 650 such works, it is perhaps no wonder that this artist generates each new sand painting spontaneously on the spot, letting the pattern evolve as he ...

Small World: Mini Wooden Cutouts Take Over the Streets

Life is an adventure for tiny wooden figures navigating the urban world in this miniature art installation series by Joe Iurato. The New Jersey-based street ...

Off the Wall: 14 3D Graffiti Designs from Furniture to Homes

Flat paint on two-dimensional surfaces springs to life in surprising ways in these 14 graffiti-inspired projects ranging from sand sculptures to entire ...

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Subtractive Street Art: Sculptural Murals Cut into City Walls

Vhils is adept at carving, cutting and peeling to reveal art inside solid surfaces, but his artistic experiments also include carefully-calculated explosions ...

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Long-Exposure Faces: Moody Light Art Painted with Sparks

Light painter Diliz has worked for three years to twist, turn and perfect his single-line sparkler sketches in urban settings around the world. Each ...

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Guerrilla Upcycling: Public Furniture Made of Parisian Trash

As darkness descends these guerrilla activists hit the streets, not to protest or graffiti but to build and install community infrastructure from the discarded ...

Throw a Bouquet: Guerrilla Seed Bombs & Flower Grenades

Filling shotgun shells with flower seeds is just the latest (and loudest) in a long line of designs for guerrilla gardeners. If you are looking for a little ...

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