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Cairo artists take creative energy to the streets

Street art has existed in Cairo before the revolution, albeit furtive and hardly visible. Graffiti or posters would pop up on some streets, but they usually soon disappeared, painted over or torn up. Street artists were chased ...


The Incredulity of Saint Thomas, Remix" by Rahmaan Statik

Spray-can art in the birthplace of Grafitti Blasters

Rahmaan Barnes was 13 when he got into graffiti. He went from drawing comic books and airbrushing T-shirts to making magic with a spray can, the city his canvas. Then the law took notice. “At 17, I was caught with a few f...


Complex Projections for Street Art in 2014

With the ever-growing Internet, what was once an artform governed by the rails of the MTA is now one universal “global track.” Termed by writer Nicer or Tats Cru and utilized in RJ Rushmore’s eponymous Virtual Art, the i...


Jay Shells Posts Famous Rap Quotes Around LA

New York art blog ANIMAL followed Shells as he cruised along the palm tree-lined streets of the Pacific coast city, placing his bright orange signs along the way. The declarations display quotes from famous hip hop artists li...


CNN Instagram challenge

(CNN) – We often walk past them without a second thought, but most murals tell a story about the communities in which they live. And yet, as features of our public spaces, they mean something different to each of us when...



Military Drones Street Art

Bridle’s Drone Shadow Handbook [PDF] provides detailed instructions on how to sketch the outline of a drone – the imagined shadow of such an aircraft overhead – on a city street near you. The book, which I read ...


The Roosevelts Best Street Art of 2013

Coveted street art has not only gained ground, but in some cases sanctioned as official or unofficial landmarks. 5 Pointz, a mecca for street artists from around the globe to paint on a public canvas was shut down this year, an...


Street Art in Honolulu

Before the year wraps we wanted to take a look at images from Pow! Wow! Hawaii as it enters its fifth year with a collection of images recently captured in Honolulu where it happens. Begun by founder Jasper Wong in Hong Kong,...


10 Street Art Books

The explosion of street art books is certainly a good indicator of the popularity of the movement, but it also speaks to the importance of documentation, scholarship, and the relevance of this phenomenon. Since the initial intr...



Los Angeles Gas Station Owner Is Selling A Banksy

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Eytan Rosenberg had no idea that the man he let paint a mural on the side his family’s gas station in Hollywood was the darling of the art world. Rosenberg had never even heard of Banksy, wh...