INDUSTRY NEWS: Taking it to the Street
- 2 April 2012 by laila 38 Comments
Taking it to the Street I
Where did it come from? Who are graffiti artists? Well, don’t you know, I found an infographic on that!
However high- or low-brow your sensitibilities are about public art and graffiti art, illegal or not, there is no denying the beauty, the wonder, or the political punch that good graffiti can deliver.
Graffiti can be magical, like these 3D designs here.
Street art, at its best, reflects the culture of its home. Check out this work from the University of Naples Metro Station.
Lenticular street art can only be seen from certain angles adding an element of surprise for the unsuspecting pedestrian.
This rabbit was rendered by artist ROA on the latticed factory door in London.
Street art collective Mentalgassi, along with UK-based Brothers and Sisters, teamed up with Amnesty International in honor of Troy Davis, a man who was convicted of murder and put to death in Atlanta despite doubts about his innocence. The initial work of lenticular graffiti, depicting Davis’ face, was placed on wrought iron bars in London to call attention to his cause. The artists have since completed many similar projects for Amnesty involving other cases including Fatima Hussein Badi and Jabbar Savalan.. The series is called, appropriately enough, ‘Making the Invisible Visible.’ (weburbanist.com)
Here is a great video on lenticular art in the streets of Berlin.
Taking it to the Street – Part II
As technology advances so too does our appraochs of understanding “the street”. A great example of this is the work by Jon Rafman, a Montreal artist who continues to be connected to forcing new creative spaces through internet technology. His project “The Nine Eyes of Google Street View” takes street photography off the map.