As part of the 2013 ARTAQ Festival in Angers, France, Mademoiselle Maurice has struck again. Armed with 30,000 folded origami pieces, the French artist covered staircases, walkways, buildings (even a prison!) with rainbow colored swaths of folded paper. In order to accomplish this herculean task, Maurice spent several months beforehand holding workshops for . . . → Read More: An origami street art installation in Angers, France by Mademoiselle Maurice
In the midst of a crushing economic crisis, Spanish visual artists Octavi Serra, Mateu Targa, Daniel Llugany and Pau Garcia use humor to examine the current political and economic climate. In the project called Hands, the artists strategically placed plaster cast hands in public spaces to provoke humor and discussion. See more photos of this project . . . → Read More: Plaster hands found in the streets of Spain
I love the city, but some days, everywhere I turn my head there are eyesores – sloppily tagged concrete, bar-laden windows, dumpsters.
Dutch artist and designer Roeland Otten has a personal mission to camouflage Rotterdam’s architectural blemishes. Using photographic prints, Otten covered large areas of unattractive concrete with high-resolution photographs that blend seamlessly into the . . . → Read More: Urban camouflage in Rotterdam by Roeland Otten
(EuroLapse from David Kosmos Smith on Vimeo)
Last summer Atlanta, Georgia based photographer David Smith had the good fortune to be able to roam through and between the major cities of Europe. London, Paris, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Helsinki, and others. Smith captured them in over 30,000 photos. He says, “It ended up taking me . . . → Read More: “Eurolapse” a time lapse video of a summer spent in Europe
When I think about the forests in Romania, fairy tales like “Little Red Riding Hood” spring to my mind. The brothers Andrei and Sergiu Cosma of PhotoCosma who live and work in Romania must consider themselves lucky to be so close to such ravishingly surreal backdrops. They specialize in photographing areas in Romania which . . . → Read More: Photographs of forests in Romania by PhotoCosma
At last week’s DMY Berlin 2012 (International Design Festival), Italian designer Andrea Brena presented an array of home furnishings which were arm-knitted using discarded fabric strips from Italian textile factories. (Arm-knitting??? It’s just knitting with your arms instead of needles.)
Called the “Knitted Army,” Brena’s collection includes carpets, pillows and chairs. Using only his . . . → Read More: “Knitted Army” arm-knitted furnishings by Andrea Brena at DMY Berlin 2012
Nowadays you don’t need a can of spray paint (or wheat paste) to create street art. Just look at these pieces found in Paris last week by French artist Mademoiselle Maurice. Taking folded origami paper, she glues hundreds of folded constructions on walls in city streets creating colorful geometric figures.
From Maurice’s website: . . . → Read More: Origami street art in Paris by Mademoiselle Maurice
Work by Escif
Work by Escif
The Katowice Street Art Festival in Katowice, Poland, is currently hosting some of the world’s most talented street artists. Getting the most attention so far is a huge new mural by Valencia, Spain-based, street artist Escif which features an enormous on/off switch on the side of a . . . → Read More: The 2012 Katowice Street Art Festival in Poland
Great images with an uplifting message left by the German duo Herakut in Mannheim, Germany… The city council commissioned the street artists to paint this wall in the “Glückstein Quartier” which gets viewed by all visitors entering Mannheim by train. Gorgeous street art but why didn’t they write the text in German???
See more . . . → Read More: “Sisters helping brothers helping sisters…” Herakut’s new mural in Mannheim, Germany
Using a fork on a fish never looked as good as it does on Cutlery Fish, a woven installation by designer Ian McChesney. Inspired by the children’s book Swimmy by Leo Lionni, the fish-shaped hanging sculpture consists of over 1,000 forks. From the street below, the shiny scaly figure appears to be swimming in . . . → Read More: “Cutlery Fish” an installation made of 1000 forks by Ian McChesney