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The Radiant (Christ) Child: Keith Haring and the Jesus Movement | American Art: Vol 21, No 3
"Keith Haring's pulsating, cartoon figures are immediately recognizable to most viewers and have become emblematic of the New York art world of the 1980s. Haring's art has been interpreted as an expression of the optimistic indulgence of this period, a representation of the New York club scene as well as homoerotic currents, and a visual tool for the campaign against AIDS. But one important aspect of his youthful experience has been largely overlooked—his 1970s engagement with the Jesus Movement. This teenage encounter left a powerful impact on Haring's overall ideologies and his pictorial vocabulary, beginning with the Radiant child “tag” he left in his early days as a graffiti artist. In his brief but intense painting career, he transformed source material from this charismatic religious group's visual culture into images that were relevant to his 1980s art world. In doing so, he retooled the Jesus Movement's redemptive imagery into more pessimistic and ambiguous statements—such as his figures with holes in their stomachs—and created an expression of apocalyptic belief suited to his time."
keitharing  art  mataliephillips  2007  radiantchild  jesusmovement  streetart  religion  graffiti 
april 2019 by robertogreco
The Radiant Child - Jean-Michel Basquiat: A SAMO© Reference + Resource + Remembrance
"Both these artists are a success in the street where the most critical evaluation of a graffito takes place. Jean-Michel is proud of his large SAMO Tag in a schoolyard, surrounded by other Tags on top of Tags, yet not marked over. This demonstrates respect for the artist as not just a graffitist but as an individual, the worth of whose Tag is recognized. There's prestige in not being bombed over. There are also fake SAMOS and Harings as well as a counter-Haring graffitist who goes around erasing him. The ubiquity of Jean-Michel's SAMO and Haring's baby Tags has the same effect as advertising; so famous now is that baby button that Haring was mugged by four 13-year-olds for the buttons he was carrying (as well as for his Sony Walkman.) The Radiant Child on the button is Haring's Tag. It is a slick Madison Avenue colophon. It looks as if it's always been there. The greatest thing is to come up with something so good it seems as if it's always been there, like a proverb. Opposite the factory-fresh Keith Haring is Jean-Michel's abandoned cityscape. His prototype, the spontaneous collage of peeling posters, has been there for everyone's ripping off. His earlier paintings were the logical extension of what you could do with a city wall. (For the moment he's stopped the collage.) His is a literal case of bringing something in off the street but with the element of chance removed. I'm always amazed at how people come up with things. Like Jean-Michel. How did he come up with the words he puts all over everything, his way of making a point without overstating the case, using one or two words he reveals a political acuity, gets the viewer going in the direction he wants, the illusion of the bombed-over wall. One or two words containing a full body. One or two words on a Jean-Michel contain the entire history of graffiti. What he incorporates into his pictures, whether found or made, is specific and selective. He has a perfect idea of what he's getting across, using everything that collates to his vision."
renéricard  jean-michelbasquiat  basquiat  1981  artforum  art  keithharing  graffiti  streetart  samo 
april 2019 by robertogreco
Resurrect Dead - Trailer
[Here, for now: ]

"Strangeness is afoot. Most people don't notice the hundreds of cryptic tiled messages about resurrecting the dead that have been appearing in city streets over the past three decades. But Justin Duerr does. For years, finding an answer to this long-standing urban mystery has been his obsession. He has been collecting clues that the tiler has embedded in the streets of major cities across the U.S. and South America. But as Justin starts piecing together key events of the past he finds a story that is more surreal than he imagined, and one that hits disturbingly close to home."
toynbeetiles  documentaries  documentary  film  justinduerr  streetart  towatch  arnoldtoynbee 
august 2018 by robertogreco
Juxtapoz Magazine - Red Bull Arts New York Produces “RAMMELLZEE: It’s Not Who But What,” Examining the Groundbreaking Artist
"Elaborating on the ornate and abstract visual language of wild style graffiti, Rammellzee decided to create his own Alphabet, arming the letter for assault against the tyranny of our information age. A visionary, polymath and autodidact, Rammellzee infused urban vernacular with a complex and hermeneutic meta-structure that was informed equally by the illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages, the history of military strategy and design, radical politics and semiotics.

A persistent and formidable figure in New York’s Downtown scene since he moved from his childhood home in the Rockaways and relocated to a studio in Tribeca in the late ’70s, Rammellzee garnered a legion of followers (notably including A-One, Toxic and Kool Koor) to his school of Gothic Futurism and stormed public consciousness with his performances in films like Charlie Ahearn’s Wild Style and Jim Jarmusch’s Stranger Than Paradise. His most famous collaboration, however, was with his one-time friend and life-long nemesis Jean-Michel Basquiat, who immortalized him in his masterwork Hollywood Africans and produced Rammellzee’s signature single “Beat Bop,” releasing it on his own label, Tar Town Records. To this day, it is considered one of the foundational records of hip hop. After enjoying much success in the art world in the ’80s, Rammellzee would turn his back on the gallery system and spend the rest of his life producing the Afrofuturist masterpiece The Battle Station, in his studio loft.

Guided by his treatise on “Ikonoklastik Panzerism,” the first manifesto he wrote while still a teen, Rammellzee was at once the high priest of hip hop and a profoundly Conceptual artist. In his expansive cosmology, born of b-boy dynamics, the wordplay of rap and the social trespass of graffiti, Rammellzee inhabited multiple personae in an ongoing performance art where identity and even gender became fluid and hybrid. Over the past two decades of his life, increasingly focused on his studio practice, he created a mind-blowing universe of Garbage Gods, Letter Racers, Monster Models and his surrogate form, the vengeful deity of Gasolier. Though his art, working with toxic materials, and lifestyle brought about an early death in 2010, his ideas and art remain a legacy we’ll be trying to figure out for generations to come. —Carlo McCormick"

[video on YouTube: ]

[See also:

"The Spectacular Personal Mythology of Rammellzee"

"The Rammellzee universe"

"Art Excavated From Battle Station Earth" (2012) ]
rammellzee  via:subtopes  nyc  history  art  music  1970s  artists  video  basquiat  afrofuturism  jimjarmusch  charlieahearn  gothicfuturism  autodidacts  polymaths  jean-michelbasquiat  middleages  illuminatedmanuscripts  streetart  graffiti  edg  costumes  performance  glvo 
june 2018 by robertogreco
San Francisco Mural Arts
"San Francisco is a virtual outdoor art gallery where city walls become the artist’s canvas and the unremarkable become works of art. And it's free for all to enjoy. SF Mural Arts is an online resource for those who are passionate about art and intrigued by the murals of San Francisco. The website highlights a collection of murals visible on city streets and those that are tucked away in the interiors of city buildings, and includes photos, locations, and details about each piece.
We welcome you to SF Mural Arts and hope you find the collection useful in your mural adventures!"
sanfrancisco  murals  art  streetart 
october 2016 by robertogreco
Writerz Blok
""Call a kid a tagger and he’s a criminal. Help him become an artist and everything changes."

Art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. What’s prized by one person, might be despised by another. What’s priceless to some, means little to others.

With street art this is even more the case. What some call vandalism, others see as bold, beautiful, and expressive. What some paint over, others want to frame.

About Writerz Blok
But on one thing, most agree. When graffiti is scrawled on a park bench, private business, or freeway overpass, it impacts community pride, spawns fear, and contributes to gang violence.

Indeed, graffiti is an ongoing problem in many of San Diego’s older urban centers, creating a dismal backdrop for even the brightest efforts at revitalization. In one such community, however, something entirely different is taking place. Graffiti is being used as a tool for the very transformation the neighborhood seeks.

In southeastern San Diego, four miles east of downtown, a vibrant street art culture is leading the way as a group of artists builds their skills and shares their talent, bringing young people into the heart of a community-led effort to turn brownfields and blight into projects of promise — while at the same time raising awareness and respect for graffiti as the art form it truly is."
art  streetart  sandiego  josevenegas  segiogonzalez 
may 2014 by robertogreco
The graffiti in Reykjavík is subtly different from elsewhere. – Reykjavik, Iceland — A Hi Moment
"Part of the difference is due to the difference in alphabet — there are characters used in the Icelandic language that slip off the Americanized tongue at first, but quickly become familiar the more you use them.

Đ or đ, for example, is a very similar sound to the American ‘th.’ Therefore, an excellent viking rapper catchphrase would be ‘Đug Lyfe.’

There are numerous accented words, which, like in many cultures, indicate where the emphasis should be placed on the word. My good friend Jóna’s name, for instance, is pronounced ‘YO-nuh,’ with the emphasis on the ‘o.’

In a fascinating twist (well, fascinating to me, because I’m accustomed to the Argentine Spanish ‘ll’ sound), Iceland’s ‘ll’ sound is a strange bit of tongue acrobatics, where you will sometimes pronounce it like a ‘tl’ (as in the street name ‘Blómvallagata,’ pronounced ‘BLOME-vat-la-gat-tuh’), and sometimes as a puff of air shot out the side of the mouth (like in the word ‘Gull,’ which is a popular beer brand here, and is pronounced something like ‘Gul-th,’ but with the ‘th’ shot out the side of the mouth, over a half-stiffened tongue).

This is just a short intro to the language, of course, and it is rich with interesting pronunciations and even more interesting words that we don’t have in English. But understanding these characters helps understand the street art here; their shapes are different, and often work vertically far better than the standard American English language. As such, you end up with something that works in three-dimensions, rather than just two, and the calligraphy (usually my least favorite genre of street art) ends up being far more rich with content and meaning."
iceland  2013  streetart  colinwright  language  graffiti  lettering  alphabet  reykjavík 
april 2014 by robertogreco
Chile cool: art, music and graffiti in laid-back Valparaíso | Travel | The Guardian
"The Chilean city of Valparaíso is alive with avant-garde culture and vibrant street art. Think mini Berlin by the seaside"
chile  valparaíso  2014  art  culture  streetart  music 
february 2014 by robertogreco
Street artist behind satirical NYPD 'Drone' posters arrested | The Verge
"A street artist who hung satirical posters criticising police surveillance activities has been arrested after an NYPD investigation tracked him to his doorstep. With the help of a small crew, the artist now identified as Essam Attia had placed the fake Big Brother-style adverts in locations throughout Manhattan, using a fake Van Wagner maintenance van and uniforms to avoid detection.

In a video interview with Animal New York prior to his arrest, a voice-scrambled and silhouetted Attia explained that he placed the provocative ads to "create a conversation" about disturbing trends in police surveillance, alluding to recent efforts by the Department of Homeland Security to "facilitate and accelerate the adoption" of unmanned aerial drones by local police departments. The posters also followed recent expansions in NYPD surveillance powers which allow officers to monitor citizens by creating fake identities on social networking sites.

The NYPD's response seems to have proven Attia's point: months after forensics teams and a "counter-terrorism" unit was spotted on the scene, the NYPD last Wednesday successfully tracked down and arrested the 29-year-old art school vandal, who identified himself in the video as a former "geo-spatial analyst" serving US military operations in Iraq.

It's not the first time the NYPD has overreacted to unsanctioned public art. Earlier this year, the department arrested 50-year-old Takeshi Miyakawa after he illuminated the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn with harmless LED lanterns made from plastic "I Heart NY" shopping bags. The crackdown in Attia's case, however, seems to have more to do with the public embarrassment faced by the department as a result of the mock ads.

Attia now faces 56 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument and grand larceny possession of stolen property for his spree last September, with an additional charge of weapons possession after officers allegedly found an unloaded .22 caliber revolver under his bed during the raid. As for the drones themselves, the NYPD has still not revealed any plans to use aerial robotic enforcers. But if the expanding list of FAA authorizations and documented use of drones by local police in Texas and Miami, Florida are any indication, it may be only a matter of time."
2012  drones  droneproject  surveillance  police  streetart 
july 2013 by robertogreco
The Date Farmers /| Official Site | The Art Work Of The Date Farmers
"Artwork by The Date Farmers echoes Mexican-American heritage rooted in California pop culture. Their paintings, collages and three-dimensional sculptures contain elements influenced by graffiti, Mexican street murals, traditional revolutionary posters, sign painting, prison art and tattoos. Living in the peaceful seclusion of the desert, the artists often travel across the border, into Mexicali and Oaxaca to scavenge for materials. With traces of ancient indigenous art, mushrooms, and mescal, the Date Farmers combine familiar pop iconography and corporate logos with figures from comics, folklore and Catholicism. Desert creatures such as coyotes, snakes, and scorpions appear frequently in their works as well as found materials like stamps, bottle caps, hand painted or collaged lettering.

The Date Farmers have a history that is just as compelling as their artwork. Originally from Indio, California, they met at an art gallery in Coachella Valley ten years ago. Marsea Goldberg of New Image Art gave them their first show, naming them The Date Farmers because Armando’s father owned a Date Farm in Coachella where Carlos worked, picking dates. Carlos’ mother was a migrant who once worked with civil rights leader Cesar Chavez—American activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers—during the grape boycott of the 1970s. Through their unique perspective as American-born Chicanos, The Date Farmers explore topical subjects with a profound simplicity.

Artist Statement

Armando Lerma and Carlos Ramirez joined artistic forces after meeting at a Coachella Valley art gallery in 1998. In 2001 they entered the Los Angeles gallery scene as the Date Farmers with a show at New Image Art Gallery. Using found materials such as discarded signs, wood and corrugated metal, their work echoes Mexican-American heritage rooted in California pop culture. Their paintings, collages and three dimensional sculptures contain elements influenced by graffiti, Mexican street murals, Revolutionary posters, and traditional Oaxacan sign painting (which they were exposed to on a trip to Oaxaca, courtesy of Upper Playground).
Lerma explains, “Using stuff that was thrown away is Mexican ingenuity. People’s idea of art is that it’s really expensive and [made of] nice materials, but found objects are so abundant, they’re much easier and freeing for us.”

Works by the Date Farmers have been included in prestigious private collections such as those of: Arnold Lehman, Director of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Norman Rosenthal, Exhibitions Secratary of the Royal Academy of Arts in London. The pair has participated in numerous art fairs, in New York, Miami, LA, Chicago, and Stockholm, with International gallery exhibitions in Tokyo and London. They are currently showing at the Oakland Museum of Art. They were featured on Current TV."

[See also: ]
datefarmers  armandolerma  carlosramirez  indio  california  streetart  murals  chicano  coachellavelly  artists 
may 2013 by robertogreco
Date Farmers: Desert Detritus Becomes Chicano Pop Art | Riverside | Artbound | KCET
"The duo Armando Lerma and Carlos Ramirez grew up in Indio, a small town in the Sonoran Desert, near the desert void where General Patton once practiced tank maneuvers for North African battles of WWII. Lerma and Ramirez have deep roots in the region. Lerma's father owned a date farm, and Ramirez once worked there as a picker. Ramirez's mother collaborated with civil rights leader Cesar Chavez. But it wasn't until the late 1990s, that the artists met at a gallery show in the Coachella Valley and began sharing the influences that they amassed from their life experiences. They were Chicano, but also American. They lived alongside Native Americans and Mexican nationals, but travelled back and forth from the multicultural mélange of Los Angeles. Their works became records of this polymorphous identity--their transitive life existing in a liminal reality between cultures--collecting multicultural ephemera and detritus, and combining it into playful sculptural assemblage pieces."

[The Date Farmers website: ]
datefarmers  art  artists  indio  riverside  carlosramirez  armandolerma  chicano  popart  murals  muralists  streetart  coachellavalley  acegallery  california  video 
may 2013 by robertogreco
Mark Jenkins: Go Figure! on Vimeo
[For me, the most interesting bit comes towards the end (8:57 and on) when Jenkins speaks about teaching, holding workshops, and sharing his technique…]

"The basic casting process is quite simple and I've taught it to like seven-year-olds and up. The learning curve is really low… And I don't even know if it's good, but they see my work and then they see the technique and a lot of people gravitate towards doing something that they've seen on my site, which is usually an outdoor installation.

You always hesitate to try to…teach. People can look at your work and get inspired, but if they look too long they end up creating your own work. And what seems to have work best…longer workshops in Russia…sometimes I've done projects…Getting used to being outdoors and using objects. It's more that they learn a perspective than learn… That seems to be the most valuable thing that they get out of it. Or even just learning a different way to see the city."
art  2012  perspective  cities  noticing  learning  style  sculpture  technique  streetart  markjenkins 
february 2012 by robertogreco
SAFFRON // 2 mins on Vimeo
"A documentary about the intersection of street art, politics, and human rights in Burma . With Shepard Fairey and Aung San Suu Kyi. 90 mins Dir. Jeffrey Durkin"

[Trailer (and film) has footage from the mural that we saw go up around the corner. Also here: ]
sandiego  southpark  breadtruckfilms  shepardfairey  streetart  2011  2012  2010  documentary  saffron 
september 2011 by robertogreco
QR Code Stencil Generator and QR Hobo Codes | F.A.T.
"Yep, it’s a QR code stencil generator! We present QR_STENCILER, a free, fully-automated utility which converts QR codes into vector-based stencil patterns suitable for laser-cutting. Additionally, we present QR_HOBO_CODES, a series of one hundred QR stencil designs which, covertly marked in urban spaces, may be used to warn people about danger or clue them into good situations. The QR_STENCILER and the QR_HOBO_CODES join the Adjustable Pie Chart Stencil in our suite of homebrew "infoviz graffiti" tools for locative and situated information display."
design  urban  graffiti  qrcodes  stencils  streetart  hobos  hobocodes  symbols  information  annotation  annotatedspeces  hobosigns 
july 2011 by robertogreco
Hip Hop Genius: Remixing High School Education on Vimeo
"this video illustrates (literally!) the concept of Hip Hop Genius. these ideas are explored more fully in my book, Hip Hop Genius: Remixing High School Education (

the drawings were done by Mike McCarthy, a student at College Unbound (, a school that exemplifies many of the values espoused in the film. the entire video was shot in College Unbound's seminar space, where Mike has built a studio for his company Drawn Along ("
education  learning  politics  economics  creativity  hiphop  meaning  meaningmaking  dialogue  pedagogy  classideas  conversation  commonality  engagement  culture  love  identity  meaningfulness  ingenuity  instinct  confidence  remixculture  art  music  streetart  graffiti  resourcefulness  genius  sampling  individualization  projectbasedlearning  collegeunbound  change  gamechanging  flux  flow  freshness  emergentcurriculum  contentcreation  schools  unschooling  deschooling  mindset  dialog  pbl  remixing 
may 2011 by robertogreco
PLATOON.cultural development | BERLIN · MISSING WEIWEI!
"yesterday we started sticking this MISSING posters all over Berlin Mitte. after seeing your great appreciation we decided to make the PDF available for everyone who wants to get active and do the same.

you can download it HERE... however, if you are in the area just come to pick them up at our berlin headquarter and SPREAD THEM EVERYWHERE!!!

arresting people wont silence them, it will make their voices even louder!"

[Flickr set here: ]
aiweiwei  china  berlin  protest  2011  humanrights  streetart 
april 2011 by robertogreco
Here's Why the Banksy Movie Is a Banksy Prank | Fast Company
"As a straight documentary, this film is a snoozefest, an artist's love note to himself written in spray paint on a public wall. But Banksy isn't quite a straight-ahead kind of artist. He's a character based on surprise and coyness, someone whose work catches us where we least expect it, hours after he's fled the scene. And as another of his ruses, Exit Through the Gift Shop is as fun and well-conceived as the Banksy persona itself."
banksy  film  art  graffiti  documentary  prankumentary  shepardfairey  streetart  exitthroughthegiftshop 
december 2010 by robertogreco
Damn Interesting • The Mysterious Toynbee Tiles
"In 1992, a chap in Philadelphia by the name of Bill O’Neill starting noticing strange tiles randomly embedded in local roads. They were generally about the size of a license plate, and each had some variation of the same strange message: “TOYNBEE IDEA IN KUbricK’s 2001 RESURRECT DEAD ON PLANET JUPiTER.” They varied a bit in color and arrangement, but they were all made of an unidentifiable hard substance, and many had footnotes as strange as the message itself, such as “Murder every journalist, I beg you,” and “Submit. Obey.” Some were accompanied by lengthy, paranoid diatribes about the newsmedia, jews, and the mafia."
via:britta  toynbeetiles  annotation  geography  streetart  graffiti  tiles  howto  tutorials  messages  waymarking  wayfinding  arnoldtoynbee 
august 2010 by robertogreco
jeweled platypus · text · Augmented reality for non-programmers
"When people care about the place where they live, they often end up helping make it a better place. But how do people get interested? It might help if the history of that place is brought to the surface, making its compelling stories more noticeable. A good local newspaper or blog can do this, but only if you find one and read it regularly. An augmented-reality mobile app might be able to do this instantly for anyone curious about their surroundings, but only if they have that device. What about for everyone? These are some stories about a place I like." …

"So I’d like to install some sidewalk plaques in IV! Traditional bronze markers would be very expensive (and require who knows what kind of permission and work to install), but there’s an alternative made with linoleum: messages in the style of Toynbee tiles, which are crackpot graffiti anonymously glued to asphalt roads in a few cities:"
comments  islavista  santabarbara  ucsb  brittagustafson  annotation  annotatedspeces  space  place  meaning  classideas  tcsnmy  cities  history  neighborhoods  stories  storytelling  augmentedreality  toynbeetiles  graffiti  streetart  intelligentgraffiti  noticings  local  yellowarrow  blueplaques  spaceinvader  analog  waymwaymarking  ar  arnoldtoynbee 
august 2010 by robertogreco
Shepard Fairey, Street Art, And Viva la Revolución |
"The walls of San Diego have been known for Wyland's whales and Chicano murals. But as of this weekend, some of the world's most prolific street artists will be adding their work to our urban environment. It's all part of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego's new exhibit, "Viva la Revolución: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape." We'll talk with the show's curator [Pedro Alonzo], along with Shepard Fairey, the artist behind the Obama Hope poster and Obey Giant, and French street artist, JR."
shepardfairey  vivalarevolución  mcasd  jr  streetart  sandiego  2010  graffiti 
july 2010 by robertogreco
unurth | street art
Kinda like Wooster, but with larger images and a cleaner design. Great content, well tagged, has that auto-extend feature when you get to the end of the page, and a nice index view too.
art  streetart  graffiti  illustration  culture  stencils  street  design  via:javierarbona  tcsnmy  glvo 
may 2010 by robertogreco
Viva la Revolucion: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape - Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
"A multifaceted exhibition that explores the dialogue between artists and the urban landscape, Viva la Revolución: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape features works both in the Museum’s galleries as well as at public sites throughout downtown San Diego.

The exhibition includes a diverse range of 20 artists from 8 countries that are linked together by how their work addresses urban issues -- Akay (Sweden), Banksy (U.K.), Blu (Italy), Mark Bradford (U.S.), William Cordova (U.S.), Date Farmers (U.S.), Stephan Doitschinoff [CALMA] (Brazil), Dr. Lakra (Mexico), Dzine (U.S.), David Ellis (U.S.), FAILE (U.S.), Shepard Fairey (U.S.), Invader (France), JR (France), Barry McGee (U.S.), Ryan McGinness (U.S.), Moris (Mexico), Os Gemeos (Brazil), Swoon (U.S.), and Vhils (Portugal)."
art  sandiego  lajolla  mcasd  togo  banksy  barrymcgee  datefarmers  blu  osgemeos  invader  swoon  urban  streetart 
may 2010 by robertogreco
YouTube - Chile Estyle (ESP SUBS)
"El primer documental del Street Art Chileno. La historia y el presente de una tradición única en el mundo."
chile  chileestyle  pabloaravena  valparaíso  santiago  graffiti  streetart  film  documentary  history  urban 
april 2010 by robertogreco
Estilo chileno callejero | Blog - Paula
"En 2007 Pablo estuvo en Chile...Fue ahí cuando se dio cuenta de que la escena del graffiti chileno era mucho más potente de lo que pensaba. “Yo estaba afuera y no sabía lo que estaba pasando en Chile”, dice. Ahí comenzó a conocer a gente que pintaba. Cuenta que lo que terminó de convencerlo fue haber leído el libro Street Art Chile, del experto en historia del arte Rodney Palmer. En él, Palmer ahonda en el tema del muralismo y el arte callejero en Chile haciendo una relación entre los murales del mexicano Siqueiros, que estuvo en Chile pintando en los años 40, la pintura de las brigadas políticas de la década del 60 y los actuales graffitis que vemos por toda la ciudad. “Yo creo que la tesis de la película es que en Chile hay una tradición única en el mundo que tiene que ver con una influencia directa del muralismo mexicano. El graffiti de los jóvenes de ahora ha ido un poco recuperando ese idioma y tirándolo para delante pero ahora con bombas de spray”
chile  art  film  santiago  valparaíso  streetart  graffiti  documentarypabloaravena  bansky  chileestyle  rodneypalmer 
april 2010 by robertogreco
A Love Letter For You
"Love Letter is a project by Stephen Powers with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and is sponsored by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative. Generous support provided by the Brownstein Group and Septa."
stephenpowers  design  art  urban  blogs  illustration  typography  streetart  lettering  graffiti  philadelphia  street  arts  murals  tcsnmy 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Personal projects are often worth more than professional ones. What's stopping you? - Ewan McIntosh | Digital Media & Education
"It's all too easy to relegate our personal projects to the bottom of the pile until "the day job" is complete. The result? We nearly always end up having to leave creative, fun, new projects behind in the interest of ticking someone else's boxes, when those same personal projects could be the very innovation that make the difference. Ji Lee was fed up with his life as an ad exec when he decided to engage the public in parodying that very same world, printing out 50,000 speech bubble stickers and placing them over ads around New York City. Over time, the public took the lead in inventing political or comical speech to make the parody. The ultimate parody in this project is, of course, that ad agencies used them to further promote their products. He spins a good yarn in his 99% video. A personal project that took Ji Lee's name to the world and helped him find a seat as Director of Google's Creative Labs."

[video: ]

[related: ]
learning  plp  tcsnmy  creativity  fulfillment  time  work  lcproject  glvo  play  fun  jilee  boingboing  viral  graffiti  streetart  humor  advertising  ewanmcintosh  joy 
january 2010 by robertogreco
Wooster Collective: “Paredes que hablan” (Talking Walls) - An Introduction to 16 Street Artists in Latin America
"Produced by INJAUS for I SAT, “Paredes que hablan” (Talking Walls) its a series of sixteen short films showcasing street artist in three cities of Latin America: Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires and Mexico City,

Included in the series. From Brazil Boleta, Orion, Speto, Titi Freak, Nunca. From Argentina Gualicho, Nerf, Jaz, Pum Pum. From México Seher, Sego, Neuzz, Saner, Watchavato.
Here's the first set, from Sao Paulo:"
streetart  buenosaires  argentina  mexico  mexicodf  df  brasil  sãopaulo  brazil  mexicocity 
november 2009 by robertogreco
designswarm thoughts » A City Experience: Canvases
"I’ve been thinking for a while about contributing to the latest design craze among my peers: cities. I’m not an architect but I like cities as a user, as a designer & I thought I’d write very short bursts about what I like about them, having lived for years in some of the best & most beautiful cities: Paris, Montreal, Milan, Amsterdam, London. I also think there’s a huge distinction to be made between travelling a lot & relocating often. It makes you actually taste the culture, get a model in your head of a city, the experience you have in it & what makes it great, special or horrible. Cities have voices, personalities, habits, just like the people who live in them. Hopefully I’ll write a little about each of those elements, but for this one, I’ll concentrate on graffiti or “tags”...My theory is that you can tell how well a city is doing creatively based on its walls. Graffiti sort of end up acting as a “creative industry barometer” of a more realistic sort for me."
cities  neo-nomads  observation  graffiti  streetart  via:preoccupations  urban  culture  art  glvo  moving  travel  nomads  measurement  creativity 
october 2009 by robertogreco
Rigo 23
"Associated with the vibrant San Francisco mural movement of the 1990s, Rigo is well known in the Bay Area for his eye-catching word murals painted in the highly graphic style of traffic symbols. In One Tree (1996), he placed the words within an oversized traffic arrow on the side of a building adjacent to a freeway entrance. The arrow points to a lone, frail-looking tree struggling to survive in a congested industrial setting, a reminder to the thousands who pass it every day of what is lost in the process of urbanization. Rigo is committed to working in the public sphere; he believes that by reaching the widest possible audience, art can send a powerful message. Issues Rigo has explored in his work range from the concern for the international worker in the new global economy to the incarceration of political prisoners to the treatment of Native Americans in the United States."

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artists  portugal  sanfrancisco  glvo  streetart  rigo23 
august 2009 by robertogreco
"If you live in NYC and walk with your eyes open, you've seen Katsu's skull grinning at you- from fire escapes, bus stops, urinals and now rooftops. In this chunnel exclusive, Red Bucket Filmmakers Nick Poe and Alex Kalman team up with the elusive Katsu to take Charles and Ray Eames' 1977 classic "Powers of 10" from outer space to the street."
eames  powersoften  nyc  graffiti  video  photography  streetart  scale 
june 2009 by robertogreco
"Covering buildings throughout São Paulo, pixação is a style of graffiti native to Brazil and known for its simple, angular lines. In this episode of Cool Hunting Video, we tour the city streets with Joao Wainer, photographer and co-director of a documentary on the subject, who fills us in on the culture and history."
pixação  sãopaulo  brasil  graffiti  streetart  brazil 
march 2009 by robertogreco
Gapers Block : A/C : Chicago Arts & Culture - Whose Goons Are These, Anyway?
"Maybe you've seen these wheat paste faces grinning out at you as you grab a Red Eye or pass a doorway. You're not the only Chicagoan to take notice. There is an entire Flickr group dedicated to capturing and collecting the work of this prolific graffiti artist and speculating on his identity. "I dig the the goons. They are like off-brand, Third World Sesame Street-like characters from a show that you could only pick up on a scrambled channel." -- jugheadjones, via Flickr Now if only a crafty Etsy seller would turn these drawings into stuffed animals."
glvo  ego  softies  plush  streetart  chicago  mysteries  graffiti  wheatpaste  projectideas 
january 2009 by robertogreco
The Anti-Advertising Agency » Demand a Read/Write City
"Why is read/write better? Because you can consume, process, and respond. This is how we think critically. This is how we learn. You can talk back. You can express yourself. You don’t just consume expression, you create expression.
advertising  engagement  democracy  graffiti  activism  streetart  cities  urban  urbanism  culture  politics  marketing  art  visual  speech  city 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Disruptive Realism | Blog | design mind
"Disruptive Realism is an expression presented in an everyday context that disrupts peoples perceptions about different things. Expression can mean many things and it a way it's art but it's also much more expansive a term than just art." ... Examples: Bruno Taylor's swing at bus stop, Banksy's yellow street stripes extending into a flower and refrigerator kite in New Orleans (among others), Charlie Taylor's Improv Everywhere (Grand Central Station freeze), fake NY Times, Reverse Graffiti, Orson Well's War of the Worlds ... "humorous element to theor ability to play and have fun...engaging with the rest of the society [by] forcing them to break their patterns of thought ... stop their typical way in which they're going through the day and think about their particular situation even if they're not changing their habits ... maybe have a better day based on the instance... break people out of the pattern thinking."
streetart  dirsuptiverealism  davehoffer  frogdesign  graffiti  glvo  disruptive  arg  improveverywhere  humor  fun  orsonwells  reversegraffiti  banksy  brunotaylor 
november 2008 by robertogreco
Beautiful Losers film trailer on Vimeo
"Beautiful Losers celebrates the spirit behind one of the most influential cultural movements of a generation. In the early 1990's a loose-knit group of likeminded outsiders found common ground at a little NYC storefront gallery. Rooted in the DIY (do-it-yourself) subcultures of skateboarding, surf, punk, hip hop & graffiti, they made art that reflected the lifestyles they led. Developing their craft with almost no influence from the "establishment" art world, this group, and the subcultures they sprang from, have now become a movement that has been transforming pop culture. Starring a selection of artists who are considered leaders within this culture, Beautiful Losers focuses on the telling of personal stories...speaking to themes of what happens when the outside becomes "in" as it explores the creative ethos connecting these artists and today's youth."
beautifullosers  film  documentary  skateboarding  art  illustration  graffiti  streetart  design  learning  diy  identity  glvo  creativity  youth  biography  mikemills  barrymcgee  margaretkillgallen  harmonykorine  aaronrose  edtempleton  jojackson  deannatempleton  stephenpowers  thomascampbell  cheryldunn  chrisjohanson  geoffmcfetridge  shepardfairey  skating  skateboards 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Land+Living: Detroit. Demolition. Disneyland.
"The DDD Project targets the most visible abandoned homes, those visible to suburbanites who commute into Detroit and witness the burned out and forsaken neighborhoods. Two of the first nine houses painted by DDD have since been torn down by the City. There is something of the project that recalls Gordon Matta-Clark's (1, 2) "building cut" pieces; transforming deserted buildings with a simple gesture.
detroit  streetart  architecture  matta-clark  planning  urbanism  urban  nature  landscape  public  urbanprairie  cities  ruins  decay  art  activism  gordonmatta-clark 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Photos: 'Green' graffiti makes paint-free protests | CNET
"Street artists are increasingly turning to non-destructive, paint-free forms of graffiti to make a point without permanently defacing property. Their urban pranks and social protests engage mobile gadgets, open-source software, and online social networki
graffiti  streetart  urban  art 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Palo Alto Urban Petroglyph Project - a set on Flickr
"These petroglyphs were all photographed from one particular road in and near Palo Alto, CA. It seems that the roadworkers had some good fun--or a tradition, of laying down their extra tar. Enjoy."
graffiti  streetart  glvo  art  urban  urbanism  petroflyphs 
june 2008 by robertogreco
New Media Exemplar Library Overview
"We invite you to browse our New Media Exemplar Library entries, listed above. Each exemplar features a series of video interviews with a professional media maker, organized by chapter."
media  newmedia  pedagogy  informationliteracy  biggames  nickbertozzi  corydoctorow  matthewlamb  streetart  radio  blogging  education  sciencefiction  comics  vlogging  janemcgonigal  games  gamedesign  arg  mattiaromeo  ianbogost  djspooky  music  dj  videos  creativity  teaching  literacy  medialiteracy 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Urban procedural rhetorics — transcript of my TWAB 2008 talk (Leapfroglog)
"Although I have great faith in the hackers & makers of this world, I do not think things need to be made harder for them than they already are. You can all (partly) influence the future shape of mobile technologies. I have one simple request: Please make
play  games  urbanism  ubicomp  cities  urban  arg  gaming  interaction  surveillance  public  theory  gamechanging  activism  via:adamgreenfield  mobs  flashmobs  space  place  creativity  innovation  psychology  parkour  skateboarding  location  location-based  ubiquitous  streetart  graffiti  gamedesign  interface  ux  skating  skateboards 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Torontoist: Humber; Or, Life in the Woods
"This year, a more cryptic stencil has appeared on the Humber Bay Arch Bridge, boldly proclaiming "ISBN 486-28495-6" for all to see and ponder. This International Standard Book Number turns out to be a paperback edition of Henry David Thoreau's Walden; Or
isbn  books  thoreau  graffiti  streetart 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Wooster Collective: Wooster Follow-Up: Joshua Allen Harris' Inflatable Sculptures
"The response we got after posting inflatable bear photos last week was amazing. We couldn't be happier to follow it up w/ these 2 wonderful the artist, Joshua Allen Harris. After watching the videos, we love the project even more..."
animals  art  inflatable  nyc  sculpture  sculptures  streetart  subway  glvo  inflatables 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Billboard Liberation Front's talk at Vooruit, Ghent - we make money not art
"Some of the key rules of their billboard improvement actions: - Make alterations that will make people smile not something that will make them angry, - Less is more. The best improvements are those that require only to alter a single letter to change the
advertising  art  propaganda  pranks  graffiti  streetart  activism  wmmna  culture 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Jorge Rodriguez Gerada -
"Portraits in charcoal (gestures, sketches? – not in the least) people, until now anonymous, scale the walls of buildings in our cities, in a format that we can begin to describe as gigantic. Yes, they are gigantically defying, proud, dignified. More so
art  artists  drawing  graphics  graffiti  nyc  streetart  gerada 
february 2008 by robertogreco
This is NOT design » ¿Quienes?
"Esta es una lista de los expositores confirmados a This is NOT design. Te invitamos a visitar sus sitios web."
chile  design  graphics  motion  streetart  graffiti  art  print 
november 2007 by robertogreco
energie in motion on the Behance Network
"this is our first lightwriting video, it is a journey to german citys. we did it for a 360° video projection, the theme of the event was "Energy In Motion" and the client was "Deutscher Ärzte Verlag"."
animation  art  graffiti  light  motion  paintings  photography  streetart  urban  drawing 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Os Gemeos in Milan
"In this show called Assum Preto (Blue-Black Grassquit), Os Gemeos are exposing six previously unreleased canvases paintings and two installations, in addition to new works painted directly on the walls of the gallery."
osgemeos  art  artists  brasil  illustration  streetart  graffiti  brazil 
october 2007 by robertogreco
YouTube - Fantoche (2 times)
"another animation painted on wall. see also "walking""
animation  stop-motion  graffiti  illustration  video  drawing  streetart 
october 2007 by robertogreco
People Soup - Scotland Yard: subUrban Graffiti Project
"We present to you a beautiful blend of suburban intervention and lawn decor to the max. SCOTLAND YARD: subUrban Graffiti Project"
graffiti  streetart  suburbia  suburbs 
september 2007 by robertogreco
PingMag » Paramodel: Graffiti-style Rail Track Art
"Paramodel are Yasuhiko Hayashi and Yusuke Nakano, an artist duo from Eastern Osaka...unfold such 3D, graffiti-like patterns on any surface [using model railroad tracks and props]"
art  artists  japan  sculpture  toys  streetart  trains  play  pingmag 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Wooster Collective: Seen On The Streets of Bremen, Germany
"Without cracks in the sidewalks and walls the city cannot breathe"
graffiti  message  cities  urban  urbanism  life  streetart 
september 2007 by robertogreco
ash-2 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
"ash´s wall in the range of the backjumps the live issue #3 in berlin-kreuzberg."
streetart  graffiti 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Wooster Collective: Catching Up With... Pablo Aravena, Director of NEXT: A Primer on Urban Painting
"I had the chance to spend 2 days in Valparaiso the jewel of Chilean cities. This wonderful port city with its 48 hills is covered in murals, pieces and tags. It has a great cultural life, it is really like the Barcelona of Chile."
chile  valparaíso  streetart  graffiti 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Next: A primer on urban painting by Pablo Aravena
"Presently interested in exploring the multiple dimensions of urban culture through fiction and documentary filmmaking, Pablo Aravena is a Montreal-based producer/director.
documentary  film  graffiti  streetart  urban  pabloaravena  obey  dj  illustration 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Wooster Collective: Roadsworth Hits The Tour De France
"From our friend Pablo Aravena comes these photos of Roadsworth's Tour de France installation in the UK."
graffiti  streetart  bikes  tourdefrance  uk 
july 2007 by robertogreco
Wooster Collective: Martha Cooper on Street Play
"Last week sat down with the legendary photographer Martha Cooper while she was in Brussels to sign her new book Street Play."
photography  nyc  streetart  street  graffiti  marthacooper  interviews 
june 2007 by robertogreco
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