Portraits Painted on Rugs Combine Urban and Ancient

Faces of Tradition Rug Portraits

Mateo is a Montreal-based french artist who turns traditional oriental area rugs into contemporary art by spray-painting women’s portraits upon them in his series titled Faces of Tradition. Read more

Feminist and Anti-Trump Art That’s As Fun As It Is Furious.

Trump is gross liz haywood

Like us, Atlanta-based artist and designer Liz Haywood hates Donald Trump. That’s how we found her… we saw a painting of hers shared on Instagram by who else but @wefuckinghateDonaldTrump and simply had to see more. We’re so glad we did because Liz’s original paintings and prints, many of which feature feminist messaging aimed at Trump, are infused with energy and fun. Read more

Banksy’s London Underground Coronavirus Art Removed by Officials

bansky london underground coronavirus art

Just yesterday elusive artist Banksy uploaded a video of himself (shown later in this post), dressed as a member of the London Underground’s cleanup crew, spraying graffiti on the interior of the public transportation where wearing face masks has been a requirement since June 15.  The street artist decorated the interior of the carriage with a message meant to encourage people to wear face masks to prevent the spread and contraction of Covid-19. Sadly, London officials have already removed the artwork citing that it was in violation of TfL’s “strict anti-graffiti policy.” Read more

Banksy Posts New Painting In Support Of Protests Against Racism

new bansky protest painting

British street artist Banksy posted a new artwork on his Instagram account today along with some written words in support of the protests in the U.S. and all around the world demanding sweeping police reform and an end to racism. Read more

Montana Spreads Empathy With A Black #STAYSAFE Edition

montana black #staysafe edition

Montana is the preferred choice of spray paint for talented street artists everywhere. They are not only known for their superior paints and vast selection, but also for their unique Artist Edition Cans. The brand, whose BLACK series is renowned amongst many things for its excellent coverage, has released a Montana BLACK #STAYSAFE edition in light of the Coronavirus Pandemic along with some empathetic words about this unusual time in history for artists and everyone. Read more

25 of The Best Coronavirus-Inspired Murals From All Over The World

coronavirus inspired murals

The Coronavirus Pandemic and the resulting “Stay at Home” orders are not without their upside. The bear population in Yosemite has quadrupled, noise pollution is down, the air in Los Angeles, Paris and Tokyo is cleaner than ever and even the waters, now undisturbed, are clearer. In addition to those temporary benefits, the Covid-19 virus has inspired street artists all over the world to paint. Read more

More Smile-Inducing Street Creatures by David Zinn

This is not the first time we’ve brought these adorable chalk street creatures by David Zinn to your attention. We first introduced you to these charming temporary drawings that inhabited towns of the midwest back in 2015 here. Read more

Murals in New York Raise Awareness of Child Slavery

New York murals raise awareness of child slavery

The International Labour Organization’s (ILO), the oldest United Nations agency, teamed up with SAM (Street Art for Mankind) to pepper New York with spectacular social justice murals made by prominent street artists Clandestinos, Faith 47, Btoy, Jo di Bona, Loic Ercolessi, KinMX, Jorge Gerada, Mr Cenz and Victor Ash. Read more