Category Archives: street art

Over in Dover: new Banksy art takes on Brexit


A man on a ladder chipping away at the stars on the EU flag…

http://click.mail.theguardian.com/?qs=01f428bab12213fcb2a609b2443e282e5a20a3e31949d5b7917c308077aec99b0e4064495b8cb7e2c1e03dcf570d8a99

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Paolozzi tiles up again at Tottenham Court Rd Station


The recent renovation of London’s Underground involved a total redo at Tottenham Court station where Paolozzi’s 1984 mosaics were located. After much effort, the beautiful colourful mosaics have been restored as part of the new station. Hurray for the London Underground!

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/restored-mosaic-goes-back-on-display-at-tottenham-court-road-tube-station-a3455516.html#gallery

https://art.tfl.gov.uk/projects/paolozzi-restoration-at-tottenham-court-road-station/

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/feb/16/paolozzi-mosaic-tube-tottenham-court-road-station-lift-platform-level-

  

Photo courtesy of the Guardian by Linda Nylind

New “snow-roller” prototype: making wallpaper-style patterns on snowy roads & walkways


Jean-Francois Jacques and his team want to transform the look of snowy streets in Gatineau Quebec…

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ottawa-gatineau-snow-roller-grant-1.3327491

  

World’s oldest street artist is a granny “yarn bomber” in Selkirk Scotland


http://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/the-feed/worlds-oldest-street-artist-covers-town-in-yarn-graffiti

Because everything looks better in a tea cozy…

  

Photo by Melanie Tata

Street art chez Paris par Levalet


banksyesque, je crois…

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/02/levalet-wheatpastes-paris/

Banksy’s “Dismaland”: the anti-venom to Cinderella snakebite schlock


Somewhere in the nether-region of England is a new take on theme parks.  It is still unclear at this point whether or not there are “rides”…

http://www.canoe.com/Travel/Europe/2015/08/20/22542937.html#1

NYC Zoetrope in subway


An interesting piece of lenticular digital art was installed for free public viewing in the bowels of New York City in 2011.  This artwork, called “Union Station in Motion”, was located in an empty retail space below the food emporium escalator near 14th street just east of 4th Ave… so it may have since been undone!? (Feel free to confirm or deny).

http://www.wnyc.org/story/161007-mta-installs-new-underground-artwork-union-square/

Wanted…for all the wrong reasons…in Detroit of all places.


Shepard Fairey is wanted by Detroit police for creating street art on public buildings in their city.  IMO a simple “thank you” would suffice instead of a felony warrant. Doesn’t City Hall realize that tourists might actually be interested in visiting their (fair?) city to see this art? No, I guess not.  The Anti-Vandalism crew is likely whitewashing it all away as we speak…

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/shepard-fairey-felony-charges-arrest-warrant-311387

That’s right.  Fairey was the guy who designed the popular Obama poster, among many other fine artworks.

Love barnacles, an expression of affection chez Paris


The many, many locks which lovers have attached to the Pont des Arts chez Paris are threatening to topple the bridge (not to mention, creating what some say is an “eyesore”).  So, yesterday city workers tackled the issue and removed all of the love-locks.  Cependent, je pense qu’ils vont revenir tres bientot 🙂 L’amour in public places…

http://www.canoe.com/Travel/Galleries/Europe/2015/06/01/22428551.html#1

Rio’s painted streets


Courtesy of Google, here are pics of the painted streets of Rio de Janeiro during the latest FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The streamers overhead make it look like the streets are underwater…

https://www.google.com/maps/views/view/streetview/brazils-painted-streets/rua-cafe-filho/CkmCkfwvIGUAAAQW-qy0KQ?hl=en&gl=ca