This wonderful 200 foot (63 meter) mixed-media mural reading “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will always save me” was recently installed in Adelaide, Australia by street artist ABOVE who fell while working on the installation, breaking his scapula in two places and suffering a concussion that required two hospital visits. Luckily he wasn’t working alone and a number of other talented artists helped to complete the project including illustrator and wood-carver Chris Edser, designer Tristan Kerr, public artist ANKLES, and Joshua Fanning. A big thanks to photographer Jonathan VDK for providing his images for the post. Definitely click the panorama thumbnail above to see the completed piece. (via unurth)
A new piece from Isaac Cordal who just published a 256-page book entitled Cement Eclipses: Small Interventions in the Big City, a book that chronicles the misadventures of his tiny cement men on the streets of London. See more of his work documented over at Unurth.
Spotted this on Wooster this morning, though unfortunately it’s uncredited. Hilarious nonetheless.
Update: Found it.
To its detriment this ad for V Energy Drink is a bit overproduced, however it stars a massive art-making paintball machine that can be driven up to any wall and fired to make a drippy stencil-like painting. Color me impressed. (via kastormag)
A couple of fun images from around Chicago this week. A fake el sign at Wellington, a repeating Chicago flag, and Shepard Fairey (previously) stopped by and left behind a pretty awesome mural down at Navy Pier. Images link to their source.
Artist Aakash Nihalani uses brightly colored tape to create isometric rectangles and squares in locations around New York, and has recently started a series where he interacts with these geometric shapes to great effect. Via his web site:
For however briefly, I am trying to offer people a chance to step into a different New York than they are used to seeing, and in turn, momentarily escape from routine schedules and lives. We all need the opportunity to see the city more playfully, as a world dominated by the interplay of very basic color and shape. I try to create a new space within the existing space of our everyday world for people to enter freely, and unexpectedly ‘disconnect’ from their reality.
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