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Towering Animals by ‘Irony & Boe’ Stalk the Streets of London

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s post about an enormous dog mural by Smates in Belgium, here’s another great collection of humongous animals by UK duo Irony & Boe (aka. Whoam Irony and Placee Boe). The pair have collaborated on several large pieces in London over the last year including this wacky chihuahua that appeared on Chrisp Street in East London about a month ago. (via ordinatissimum chaos, Inspiring City)

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Artist Stocks the Shelves of a London Corner Store with 4,000 Hand-Stitched Felt Products

Artist Stocks the Shelves of a London Corner Store with 4,000 Hand Stitched Felt Products textiles shopping London felt

Artist Stocks the Shelves of a London Corner Store with 4,000 Hand Stitched Felt Products textiles shopping London felt

Artist Stocks the Shelves of a London Corner Store with 4,000 Hand Stitched Felt Products textiles shopping London felt

Artist Stocks the Shelves of a London Corner Store with 4,000 Hand Stitched Felt Products textiles shopping London felt

Artist Stocks the Shelves of a London Corner Store with 4,000 Hand Stitched Felt Products textiles shopping London felt

Artist Stocks the Shelves of a London Corner Store with 4,000 Hand Stitched Felt Products textiles shopping London felt

Artist Stocks the Shelves of a London Corner Store with 4,000 Hand Stitched Felt Products textiles shopping London felt

Artist Stocks the Shelves of a London Corner Store with 4,000 Hand Stitched Felt Products textiles shopping London felt

British artist Lucy Sparrow has converted an entire abandoned corner shop in Bethnal Green, east London, into a temporary art exhibition titled The Corner Shop featruring 4,000 hand-sewn felt products. Chips, magazines, candy, frozen dinners, and even the cash register have been faithfully rendered in fabric, a process that took Sparrow about seven months to complete and began with a successful plea for help on Kickstarter. The shop is open to visitors every day this month, and almost all of the items are available for purchase online. (via My Modern Met, Laughing Squid, The Jealous Curator)

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888,246 Ceramic Poppies Surround the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Surround the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI WWI multiples London installation flowers ceramics blood
Historic Royal Palaces

To commemorate the centennial of Britain’s involvement in the First World War, ceramic artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper conceived of a staggering installation of ceramic poppies planted in the famous dry moat around the Tower of London. Titled “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red,” the final work will consist of 888,246 red ceramic flowers—each representing a British or Colonial military fatality—that flow through grounds around the tower.

Volunteers began placing the poppies several weeks ago and the process will continue through the summer until a final flower is symbolically planted on November 11th. You can read more about the project over on the Historic Royal Palaces website, and see the volunteers’ progress by following the #TowerPoppies hashtag on Twitter.

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Surround the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI WWI multiples London installation flowers ceramics blood
Historic Royal Palaces

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Surround the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI WWI multiples London installation flowers ceramics blood
Historic Royal Palaces

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Surround the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI WWI multiples London installation flowers ceramics blood
Historic Royal Palaces

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Surround the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI WWI multiples London installation flowers ceramics blood
Massimo Usai

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Surround the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI WWI multiples London installation flowers ceramics blood
Massimo Usai

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Surround the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI WWI multiples London installation flowers ceramics blood
Massimo Usai

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Surround the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI WWI multiples London installation flowers ceramics blood
Historic Royal Palaces

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Surround the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI WWI multiples London installation flowers ceramics blood
Historic Royal Palaces / Massimo Usai

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Surround the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI WWI multiples London installation flowers ceramics blood
Historic Royal Palaces

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Street Eraser: Giant Stickers Appear to Erase the Streets of London with Photoshop

Street Eraser: Giant Stickers Appear to Erase the Streets of London with Photoshop street art stickers photoshop London erasers

Street Eraser: Giant Stickers Appear to Erase the Streets of London with Photoshop street art stickers photoshop London erasers

Street Eraser: Giant Stickers Appear to Erase the Streets of London with Photoshop street art stickers photoshop London erasers

Street Eraser: Giant Stickers Appear to Erase the Streets of London with Photoshop street art stickers photoshop London erasers

Street Eraser: Giant Stickers Appear to Erase the Streets of London with Photoshop street art stickers photoshop London erasers

Street Eraser: Giant Stickers Appear to Erase the Streets of London with Photoshop street art stickers photoshop London erasers

For their Street Eraser project artists Tayfun Sarier and Guus ter Beek (who both work at Wieden+Kennedy) created giant adhesive stickers that look like the eraser tool in Photoshop. Once applied to advertisements, graffiti and other objects it appears as if the surface is being erased, revealing Photoshop’s checkerboard background signifying a blank canvas. Fun! (via Designboom)

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London in 1927 & 2013: A Shot-By-Shot Video Comparison of London, 86 Years Apart

London in 1927 & 2013: A Shot By Shot Video Comparison of London, 86 Years Apart London history

In the mid-1920s cinema technician, filmmaker, and cinematographer Claude Friese-Greene traveled across the UK with a new color film camera to create his famous collection of films, The Open Road. The filmmaker’s trip culminated in London with scenes that captured the daily life of Londoners as well as several iconic cityscapes. The films were restored in 2005 by the BFI and circulated widely online.

Fast forward 86 years later. Starting early last year filmmaker Simon Smith, armed with his own camera, traversed the footsteps of Friese-Greene to make his own film. The result is uncanny. Smith matched the original films shot by shot, mimicking the timing and angle almost perfectly for nearly 6 minutes of footage. While the differences between London of 1926 and 2013 are easy to spot when viewing the films side-by-side, what’s more amazing are the similarities. While clothing styles and car designs changed a bit, it’s almost impossible to tell some of these shots apart if it weren’t for the quality of the film. Watch it and see. (via Stellar)

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Perfectly Placed Stencil by ABOVE is Best Viewed at Night

Perfectly Placed Stencil by ABOVE is Best Viewed at Night street art stencils London

Perfectly Placed Stencil by ABOVE is Best Viewed at Night street art stencils London

Perfectly Placed Stencil by ABOVE is Best Viewed at Night street art stencils London

Street artist ABOVE tells me via email that it took nearly seven months of searching around London to find the perfect location for his latest stencil of a breakdancer who appears precariously balanced atop the shadow of a parking sign. The piece is only viewable at night when a street lamp casts a shadow at the precise angle to make the illusion work. Fun!

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Modern Abstract City Maps

Modern Abstract City Maps Paris New York Milan maps London

Modern Abstract City Maps Paris New York Milan maps London

Modern Abstract City Maps Paris New York Milan maps London

Modern Abstract City Maps Paris New York Milan maps London

I’m really enjoying these abstract city maps by Jazzberry Blue (warning: audio). The cities you see above as well as Jerusalem and New Delhi are available as Giclée prints over on Etsy. (via unknown editors)

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