Banksy’s New Mural Mocks Smart Phone Distracted Lovers

Banksy, the most recognized street artist of this era, had been quiet since his whirlwind tour of New York City last fall. Well, he’s up to his old tricks again, and his website was recently updated with a new piece that’s painted on a quaint stone wall on Clement Street in Bristol, United Kingdom. It features two people in a close embrace but are distracted and checking their phones over the other’s shoulder.

Like other Banksy pieces, he used multiple spray-painted stencils to achieve the subtle details and glow of mobile devices. It results in a witty social commentary that our phones rule our lives, even in intimate moments like the one that’s depicted here. The incessant chirping and push notifications have made us partially removed from what’s in front of us, and Banksy may be reminding us that it would be beneficial to put away our cell phones every once in awhile.



Photo credit: Sa//y


Photo credit: Sa//y

Banksy website
via [Street Art News and Arrested Motion]



January 23, 2017

Makeup Artist Raises Mental Health Awareness With New #InsideOutChallenge

Canadian beauty blogger Yasaman Gheidi is using her makeup skills to spread mental health awareness with her new #InsideOutChallenge. While makeup can be fun and glamorous, Gheidi shows us a different side by using products to transform her face into a mirror for what’s within. The project came about after the 27-year-old self-taught beauty blogger left her staff Christmas party early due to an anxiety attack.

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