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Yarn Bombing: Guerilla Knitters & Granny Graffiti Cover Cities With Crochet

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above: Yarn Bomber Magda Sayeg gives a Paris statue a legwarmer

If you’re not aware of the latest art movement, Yarn Bombing, just start looking around. Yarn Bombing is a cozier version of street graffiti. Sometimes referred to as Grandma Graffiti, it is the guerilla crocheting of buildings, bike racks, stairs, statues, trees, lampposts and more are covered with crochet or knitting by various artists. (more…)

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Street Artist RETNA Gets Some Tail As He Hand Paints A $60 Million Vista Jet.

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As part of a partnership with VistaJet & Bombardier Aerospace, 31 year old Los Angeles street artist RETNA has hand-painted a unique artwork on the tail of a VistaJet Global Express XRS as part of his Hallelujah World Tour. (more…)

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Mario Bros. Comes Alive as Graffiti on a Sidewalk (and how it was done).

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This video was part of Andreas Heikaus’ Bachelor thesis at the University of Applied science and art in Hannover, Germany. In his project, the Super Mario Bros. game, released on SEGA’s Nintendo Entertainment System, is no longer bound to the television screen and becomes interactive in a new environment. (more…)

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The Urban Appeal Of Steven Albert’s Photo-Realism Paintings

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above: Stroll by Steven Albert, oil on canvas, 30″ x 40″, Hespe gallery

Steven Albert’s oil paintings are hyperrealistic representations of urban and small town icons like cafes, coffeehouses, street windows, graffiti scrawled walls and parked cars. The mundane subject matter is executed with a deft hand, keen eye and romantic familiarity, especially to those who grew up around San Francisco. (more…)

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