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Street Artist Roadsworth Transforms the Streets of Montreal into a Visual Playground

Street Artist Roadsworth Transforms the Streets of Montreal into a Visual Playground street art Montréal

Street Artist Roadsworth Transforms the Streets of Montreal into a Visual Playground street art Montréal

Street Artist Roadsworth Transforms the Streets of Montreal into a Visual Playground street art Montréal

Street Artist Roadsworth Transforms the Streets of Montreal into a Visual Playground street art Montréal

Street Artist Roadsworth Transforms the Streets of Montreal into a Visual Playground street art Montréal

Street Artist Roadsworth Transforms the Streets of Montreal into a Visual Playground street art Montréal

Street Artist Roadsworth Transforms the Streets of Montreal into a Visual Playground street art Montréal

Street Artist Roadsworth Transforms the Streets of Montreal into a Visual Playground street art Montréal

Street Artist Roadsworth Transforms the Streets of Montreal into a Visual Playground street art Montréal

In 2001 artist Peter Gibson began a guerrilla street art campaign to encourage the city of Montreal to build more bike lanes. What began as a project borne of activism eventually became an art project that continues to this day. Assuming the name Roadsworth stating, “where Wordsworth is a poet of words, Roadsworth is a poet of roads,” the artist has cleverly modified roads, sidewalks, parking lots and any other publicly visible asphalt surface he can transform with paint. If you want to learn more, the artist recently took a moment to share some thoughts with My Modern Met and you can see much more of his work on his website.

Update: Colossal reader Roula adds via Facebook: The first image “is a visual translation of ‘nid de poule‘—chicken nest, which is the quebecois expression for potholes.”

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Spray Painted Faces Merge in New Graffiti from iNO

Spray Painted Faces Merge in New Graffiti from iNO street art murals graffiti

Spray Painted Faces Merge in New Graffiti from iNO street art murals graffiti

This video featuring Athens-based graffiti writer iNO perfectly captures his ability to turn quick gestures with a spray can into something that almost looks as if it was produced with aid of a camera. Many of the artist’s interior and exterior works incorporate the idea of two faces or figures merging, either morphing into each other or growing outwardly. Watch the video above to see it all come together. (via colossal submissions)

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New Works by DALeast and Faith47 at Pow Wow in Hawaii

New Works by DALeast and Faith47 at Pow Wow in Hawaii street art Hawaii birds

New Works by DALeast and Faith47 at Pow Wow in Hawaii street art Hawaii birds

New Works by DALeast and Faith47 at Pow Wow in Hawaii street art Hawaii birds

New Works by DALeast and Faith47 at Pow Wow in Hawaii street art Hawaii birds

New Works by DALeast and Faith47 at Pow Wow in Hawaii street art Hawaii birds

South African artist DALest and his wife Faith47 just completed these great new avian-themed pieces as part of Pow Wow 13, an annual contemporary art movement in Hawaii. See lots more coverage over at Arrested Motion. (vi arrested motion)

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Impressive Chalk Portrait Drawn on the Streets of Paris by François Pelletier

Impressive Chalk Portrait Drawn on the Streets of Paris by François Pelletier street art portraits chalk

Impressive Chalk Portrait Drawn on the Streets of Paris by François Pelletier street art portraits chalk

Hand me a piece of chalk and a sidewalk and you’ll be lucky to get a pretty flower or maybe a few weird geometric scribbles. Hand it to François Pelletier and you’ve got something else all together. The artist is known for transferring famous paintings onto streets and sidewalks using carefully blended layers of colored chalk. Any of you art historians recognize the painting he’s holding in his hand? My friend Hrag suggested it might be William-Adolphe Bouguereau, but we couldn’t find a positive match.

Update: Turns out Hrag was right, the painting is La Treille by William-Adolphe Bouguereau. (thnx, william!)

Update: An earlier version of this post attributed this as the chalk art of ‘Horocue’. The work is actually that of François Pelletier. (thnx, philippe!)

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The Street Art and Drawings of IEMZA

The Street Art and Drawings of IEMZA street art drawing

The Street Art and Drawings of IEMZA street art drawing

The Street Art and Drawings of IEMZA street art drawing

The Street Art and Drawings of IEMZA street art drawing

The Street Art and Drawings of IEMZA street art drawing

The Street Art and Drawings of IEMZA street art drawing

The Street Art and Drawings of IEMZA street art drawing

The Street Art and Drawings of IEMZA street art drawing

The Street Art and Drawings of IEMZA street art drawing

The Street Art and Drawings of IEMZA street art drawing

French street artist IEMZA tells IdN that he treats the creation of his outdoor paintings like sketches, incorporating a hierarchy of lines both organic and faintly architectural. The artist often utilizes decaying walls as a backdrop, where the underlying structures of abandoned buildings have been laid bare and work in perfect harmony with IEMZA’s imperfect, dripping line work. His subjects are equally terrifying and beautiful: hallowed-eyed faces both haunting and sensual, and other-worldly insects or monsters that completely dominate the canvas they live on. You can see much more of his work on Facebook and Flickr.

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You Are Beautiful: An Art Movement Turns 10

You Are Beautiful: An Art Movement Turns 10 street art installation Chicago

You Are Beautiful: An Art Movement Turns 10 street art installation Chicago

You Are Beautiful: An Art Movement Turns 10 street art installation Chicago

You Are Beautiful: An Art Movement Turns 10 street art installation Chicago

You Are Beautiful: An Art Movement Turns 10 street art installation Chicago

You Are Beautiful: An Art Movement Turns 10 street art installation Chicago

You Are Beautiful: An Art Movement Turns 10 street art installation Chicago

You Are Beautiful: An Art Movement Turns 10 street art installation Chicago

You Are Beautiful: An Art Movement Turns 10 street art installation Chicago

Ten years ago Chicago artist and designer Matthew Hoffman decided to print a batch of 100 stickers that read simply “You Are Beautiful” which he gave to friends and colleagues who found the phrase to be inspiring, hopeful, and infectious. Requests for the stickers began to trickle in so Hoffman started selling them in small batches online at You-Are-Beautiful.com. Demand quickly began to swell, so much so that he’s now printed over 500,000 of them. Soon the stickers were accompanied by numerous public art installations in Chicago and eventually the message began appearing around the world on fences, street overpasses, and sidewalks. To celebrate 10 years of ‘You Are Beautiful’ Matt is putting together a book with help from Kickstarter that documents the evolution of the project including photography, stories, and tons of really awesome rewards including his hand-cut wood signs and of course tons of stickers. Join me in helping Matt get this thing off the ground, there’s just three days left.

Update: You Are Beautiful has also partnered with Threadless for a t-shirt design contest.

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The Street Art of DMS

The Street Art of DMS street art graffiti

The Street Art of DMS street art graffiti

The Street Art of DMS street art graffiti

The Street Art of DMS street art graffiti

The Street Art of DMS street art graffiti

The Street Art of DMS street art graffiti

I’m really enjoying the street art and paintings of Brazilian artist DMS (Davi De Melo Santos) whose work I find to be humorous, hopeful, and extremely inventive. Go get lost in his paintings, murals, and this fun series of faces. (via moon83)

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