Tempt One is “Getting Upper”

Tony Quant aka TEMPT ONE

Tony Quant aka TEMPT ONE at Getting Upper in Pasadena

At the Pasadena Museum of California Art a poster project and museum exhibition is up that examines how communication and typography has been infected by graffiti and street art. Twenty-six graphic designers were each asked to create a silk screened poster that reinterprets a letter of the alphabet in the spirit, but not conventional styles, of graffiti. (more…)

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Interview with the incredible & inspiring South African street artist Faith 47

The Ginko Agency brings us Faith47, a painter and street artist known best for the giant murals that adorn the city of Cape Town.

“Public spaces should be used for the public to engage with each other in. If you look globally the street art scene is huge, and there is a lot of really high quality work being done. It’s really like a new art movement that a lot of people can’t get there head around, but I think in 20 to 30 years from now people will be reading about it in all the art history text books.”

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Freshness from Japan – KAMI & SASU

Renowned for their giant collaborative zen pop murals, KAMI and SASU’s works combine elegant geometry with ebullient, uplifting colors.

KAMI and SASU are collectively known as Hitotzuki which literally means “Sun and Moon”. Another great video by Melbourne based independent film maker Louis Mitchell.

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Supakitch and Koralie Painting in Sweden

Husband and wife, and French artists Supakitch and Koralie just painted at VÄRLDSKULTUR MUSEET GÖTEBORG in Sweden, and Elroy shot a really well-made video of the process.

Wall painting by Supakitch and Koralie
at the VÄRLDSKULTUR MUSEET GÖTEBORG / SWEDEN
With the support of POSCA
supakitch.com & koralie.net
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Video by elroy : elroy.fr
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Music by DLid (quatre rec. / Leonizer) : myspace.com/​dicklaurentisdead

Barry McGee hits Sao Paolo

“Compelling art to me is a name carved into a tree. Sometimes a rock soaring through a plate of glass can be the most beautiful, compelling work of art I have ever seen.” – Barry McGee

Retna – Downtown LA

Retna crushes murals all over LA. His work is characterized by massive scale, incredibly detailed and cryptic typography, and it is almost always coupled with a figurative piece by his partner in crime MAC. If you ever drive around LA, they are impossible to miss.

Retna lets us peek his downtown LA studio (and coincidentally drives past my studio) and brings us to a recently mural he did with MAC at a church on Skid Row.

Published in: on January 14, 2011 at 12:04 pm  Leave a Comment  
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The Wrinkles of the City by JR

The Wrinkles of The City – Shanghai – by JR

Once again JR is on a massive crusade, this time in China’s worn down industrial neighborhoods of Shanghai. JR makes the world his gallery and it’s inhabitants become both his subjects and his audience. His ability to capture the burden of a city’s most subjugated citizens through portraiture never ceases to amazes me.

This is how street art changes the world and for JR this is just the beginning.

To learn more about JR’s projects, visit his website by clicking HERE.

Published in: on January 12, 2011 at 11:21 am  Leave a Comment  
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SIT – NOIR

SIT - 9HK

SIT is a killer artist based out of Amsterdam. He straight up crushes it with raw talent when it comes to illustration as exemplified through his technical mastery, creativity, and dynamic use of contrast. His new series is called NOIR and for the first time was presented last weekend at Blooom/Art Fair 21 in Cologne. To see an interview and more images click more below.

SIT - Noir - Number 8

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Published in: on November 15, 2010 at 4:11 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Just Another Day In The Life…

Yes on Prop 19!
– Lets Tax and Regulate in CA –

San Francisco wheatpaste project—documented from start to finish—aiming to encourage California residents to go out and vote Yes on Prop 19 this Tuesday, November 2nd.

Credits: The Gentleman’s Smoking Club.

For more information, check out yeson19.com
Music: ‘Deceptacon’ by Le Tigre

Welcome to LA – Krush from The Seventh Letter

Known gallery posted this video last week of Krush from The Seventh Letter crew killin’ it! This cat is on point. Not only does Krush showcase incredible illustration skills and some on point can control.. he also put together the raw beat. The Seventh Letter represents such mad talent.

Welcome to LA…