Archive for the ‘Graffiti’ Category

Secret Wars

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Touring street-art battle starting this weekend in Bristol.

http://www.secretwars.co.uk/

Miss Van – New Works

Friday, March 16th, 2007

EXHIBITION: MERRY KARNOWSKY GALLERY, LOS ANGELES, MARCH 10 TO APRIL 7

H E A R T_ T H R O B :_ M I S S _ V A N _ _J U N K O _ M I Z U N O _ | _ A I K O _ N A K A G A W A

March 10 – April 7
 

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Inkthis Project

Friday, March 16th, 2007

EXHIBITION: LCB DEPOT, LEICESTER, MARCH 2007

The Inkthis projects are created by UK designers Onesidezero & Gurps Kaur.

The events are held annually and 2007 will see the second installment, showcasing new work from 37 designers, illustrators and creative groups, based both in the UK and internationally. The creative line-up includes work from a diverse range of well respected artists working with varied media including digital design, motion,sculpture and illustration to name a few.  Inkthis 2 will exhibit inspirational work to many developing and future artists. The second event will see each artist create new work surrounding the theme of DREAMS & NIGHTMARES giving the freedom to create work based on either option or a combination of the two. The show will be held at the LCB Depot in Leicester with the launch night taking place 8th March.   The show will also be held in London at the Coningsby Gallery in May 2007.More…

Graffiti archive at ArtCrimes

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

Art Crimes – The Writing on the Wall

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Graffiti Yokohama

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

A large gallery of street graffiti (based in Yokohama, Japan)

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“Bombing” L.A. – Graffiti Culture and the Contest for Visual Space

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

by Saul Bolivar:

In recent decades, urban centers have become increasingly dense, literally and metaphorically. Population density is well understood as the number of people residing within a given area, and physical density denotes manmade features of the landscape such as buildings, bridges, freeways and the like.

But urban density can also be conceived more metaphorically, as concentrations of varied social and cultural influences, for example. Social or cultural density is the reaction and adaptation that occurs when one subcultural group interacts with another in the city. In this latter mode of conception I propose an additional aspect of urban density: the visual.

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Marginalized Art (a short history of graffiti)

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

By Esra’a (Bahrain)

I’ve long been interested in the study of graffitis as a form of inner-city literacy, especially since I grew up in a small village full of political graffitis that always made me think.

The word “graffiti” is derived from the Greek term graphein, which means to write. To write is to communicate. Therefore, graffiti was invented as a form of communication. It represents a type of discontinuous communicative strategy through which people can engage in a visual dialogue which does not rely on face-to-face interaction or necessary knowledge of the writers’ identities, such as being part of a society while maintaining your identity as secret, much like internet message boards.

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Pictures on Walls

Saturday, February 10th, 2007

The P.O.W. site is now fully operational. You will be relieved to hear that despite a complete technical overhaul it still looks depressingly similar to what it did before, only now all the important bits actually work. We start with two new prints by Modern Toss and some Antony Micallef.

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‘Graff Jam’ on currenttv.com

Saturday, February 10th, 2007

during two days, painters, graffers and other peole met in Amiens (France) to do an artistic job on walls, that was a graffiti jam…

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GRAFFITI BRASIL

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

Book by Tristan Manco, Caleb Neelon, and Lost Art

Is a firsthand survey of the most original graffiti scene to emerge in the past decade.

From the startlingly distinctive achievements of the internationally renowned twin-brother painters Os Gemeos to the visual powers of the ubiquitous daredevil Pichadores, Brazil’s graffiti captivates with entirely fresh ideas, techniques, and messages.Whether one’s taste is for the extraordinary creative extremes generated amid urban deprivation or for crafted murals at their most elaborate, Graffiti Brasil offers both stunning photography and in-depth history and insight…

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