10 Really Clever Street Art Illusions (+ 2 Bonus Pieces)

Over the last year or so, there’s been a rise in really clever street art in places all over the world. Today, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best (plus 2 extra we had to throw in). From the amazing freehand graffiti piece by Bart Smeets of a shark trapped inside a column to Be Free’s whimsical stencil of a young girl doodling on the streets, these all stood out both for their uniqueness and for the artists’ smart and thoughtful approach and execution. Who isn’t blown away by Sokram’s painting of a huge snake slithering through the windows and door of an old house? Street art has never been more exciting!

Above credit: Sokram (Ordes, Spain)

Credit: Bart Smates Smeets (Neerpede, Belgium)

Credit: Martin Whatson (Paris, France)

Credit: DOLK (Fukushima, Japan)

Credit: Martin Ron (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Credit: Smug (Glasgow, Scotland)

Credit:David Zinn (Hilton Elementary School, Brighton, MI)

Credit: MTO (Rennes, France)

Credit: Shaka (Melun, France)

Credit: Be Free (Adelaide, Australia)

Credit: Aakash Nihalani (New York)

Credit: Vinie

November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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