Saturday, October 30, 2010

Roa in Moscow

Roa in Moscow.  photo: Roa
Roa has been in Moscow. His pieces work best when they are on the right surface, in this case on a rusty barge. See more on his Flickr.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Aidan's Monsters!

This isn't a street art related post, but it is something that I came across last week and wanted to share...

"Aidan is no ordinary 5 year old boy, in fact he is quite extraordinary. What sets him apart from most kids is his love for all things scary. He loves monsters, clowns, drawing, and dressing up. He does not wait for Halloween to roll around to have an excuse to wear a costume. And you better believe while in costume he will break character for nothing.

Another thing that makes Aidan different than most children is that on September 13, 2010 he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).  He was strong and pulled through his first round of chemo all while teasing his nurses and visitors. Although this was a small victory Aidan, unfortunately, must go through 2 to 3 more years of chemo treatments and everything that goes along with that."

Sometimes I get bummed out by how unfair the world can be. But the good news is the same world can come together and fight back for a good cause. Aidan is a really great artist already at age 5, and you can buy some of his great monster drawings through Aidan's Monsters on Etsy. They are super affordable and the proceeds are used to help pay for his medical bills.

Wolf Man No. 1 By Aidan

Gill-man By Aidan

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

JR wins TED grant

I was excited to see this on the front page of the NY Times Arts section this morning. TED has given JR a $100,000 grant, along with the promise to work together to develop a "Wish".  The Wish, or goal to change the world for the better, will be announced at TED2011 in Long Beach, California, at the end of February. This is really great news for the world of street art, JR is an artist that makes a difference with his art, and his projects really connect with the local people.  Most of you have seen his work in Africa and Brazil, as part of the Women are Heroes project:
Train, Kenya.  Photo: JR
Brazil.  Photo: JR

[view large] Brazil.  Photo JR


View award announcement on the TED website
JR's website

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


photo: Eko
photo: Eko
photo: Eko
photo: Eko
Eko's letter style brings together typography, design, and graffiti. Those three things are favorites of the MuralScape crew, so needless to say, we love it.  Eko also runs street art and graffiti website Ekosystem.
Photos: Eko. see more on his Flickr

Monday, October 18, 2010

Gaia at Brooklynite Gallery

Gaia  Photo: Gaia
Gaia  Photo: Gaia
Gaia is one of the select few street artists that has true painting skills with a brush.  These walls are at the Brooklynite Gallery for his show "Portraits" along with Sten + Lex.  Go check it out if you are near NYC, it would be great to see in person.

photos- Gaia via his Flickr

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Jaz with Tito and Ever  Photo: Jaz
Jaz  Photo: Jaz
I really like the work Jaz has been doing, really nice use of color and great mark making. The South American street art scene seems to be really original style wise.

Photos by Jaz, view more on his Flickr

Friday, October 15, 2010

Moniker Art Fair

Futura  Photo: Graffoto blog
Moniker Art Fair is currently going on at the Village Underground in London. This looks to be a great gallery event featuring many street art heavyweights. For more info on the project, view Moniker's website. Graffoto has a well written review from Thursday's opening.

Photo by Graffoto.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


London. Photo: Miso
Melbourne. Photo: Miso
London. Photo: Miso
Beautiful paste-ups by Miso.
Photos by Miso on Flickr

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Erica Il Cane and Lucy McLauchlan in Lisbon

Erica Il Cane and Lucy McLauchlan are currently in Lisbon painting these monster murals as part of the CRONO Project.

Erica Il Cane
Erica Il Cane
Erica Il Cane  Photo: Stick2Target
Lucy McLauchlan  Photo: Stick2Target
Lucy McLauchlan  Photo: Stick2Target
Some of you may notice that it is next to the buildings that Blu, Os Gemeos, and Sam3 painted earlier this year as part of the same project.

Os Gemeos  Photo: Unurth
Os Gemeos (hand) and Blu (man)  Photo: Unurth
Blu  Photo: Unurth
Sam3  Photo: Unurth
 Post via Stick2Target's blog.
 Photos Stick 2 Target and Unurth

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


OX's art fights the visual pollution caused by advertising in public spaces.  The use of simple shapes and relation to the surrounding space makes the work really strong.

For more on the debate of who has right to the public space, check out Public Ad Campaign.

All photos by OX, See more on his blog.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

1010 on 10/10/10

TenTen Action from 1010 on Vimeo.

Berlin  Photo: 1010
Hamburg  Photo: 1010
Since today's date is 10/10/10, it only makes sense to show of street artist 1010's work. Ekosystem had the same idea, you can view more of 1010's work on their daily update.

Video from 1010 on Vimeo.
Photos by 1010 on his Flickr

Saturday, October 9, 2010

New Banksy

Banksy, Haring Dog  Photo: Wooster Collective

In a time when I'm not sure how I feel about Banksy anymore, he wins me back with a quality street piece.

Banksy's website
Via Wooster Collective

Friday, October 8, 2010

Word to Mother at Stolen Space

Word to Mother's new solo show 'Blind By Stardom' opened at Stolen Space in London last night. Here is a nice video preview of the work.

Urban Artcore has a nice set of photos from the opening on Flickr.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


C215 - Carugate (IT) Photo: C215

C215 London Photo: C215
C215 London  Photo: Tanner Stofferahn

French stencil artist C215 continues to push the stencil medium to new limits. While some stencil artists are concerned with merely recreating a photo, C215 takes his work beyond that. His paintings have character and emotion that captures the viewer's attention. Be sure to have a look through his Flickr, as he has put his art up in all corners of the world.

Photos by C215 and Tanner Stofferahn

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Babelgum video tour of Fame Festival

Babelgum has a video tour of this years Fame festival.
They also have a nice collection of other art related videos, so check them out!

Monday, October 4, 2010


There is something about Escif's paintings that I love. The paintings seem like they always belonged on the wall. His painting style and limited use of color is just perfect.

Images via Escif's Flickr

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Wide Open Walls Project

Preview of one of Eelus's stencils for the project
This sounds like a really amazing project happening soon in Gambia Africa. Here is the project brief from the Wide Open Walls blog:

In October the artists will travel to The Gambia for two weeks, staying at Mandina River Lodge at Makasutu Culture Forest. They will then travel each day to Kubuneh village by boat to transform rural Africa into a living art village. Kubuneh is part of The Ballabu Conservation Project, an 85 sq kilometre area incorporating 14 villages.
We are really looking forward to see the work from this project in the coming weeks, and will definitely post more on it soon.

Read an interview with UK stencil artist Eelus about the project on Juxtapoz

Project Artists:
Eelus (curator) (UK)

Logan Hicks (USA)

Broken Crow (USA)

Lucy McLachlan (UK)

Eine (UK)

Xenz (UK)

Mysterious Al (UK)

Bushdwellers (Gambia)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Steve Powers - A Love Letter to Syracuse

Following his successful "A Love Letter For You" in Philadelphia, Steve Powers brings his style to the Syracuse community.

I Paid The Light Bill Just To See Your Face
Now That We Are Here Nowhere Else Matters
Nothing To Do Is Everything With You
Spring Comes, Summer Waits
Fall Leaves, Winter Longs

Steve talking about his transition from traditional graffiti to his current sign painting style.

Visit the official Love Letter to Syracuse site

Via Unurth: Part 1 and Part 2