Street Art

October 21, 2017

Street Artist Turns Buildings into Gigantic Butterfly Specimen Cases

France-based street artist Mantra transforms multi-story buildings into gigantic butterfly specimen cases in a series of clever, trick-of-the-eye 3D murals. The enormous, hyper-realistic butterflies appear to be set within wooden-framed boxes, recessed into the side of each building. Long shadows and subtle details, which suggest a transparent glass surface, create a convincing level of depth that helps to enforce the head-turning optical illusions.

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August 26, 2017

Street Art Camp for Girls Helps Shift the Gender Imbalance One Spray Can at a Time

One artist is making concrete strides in breaking up the boys club that exists in the art world—specifically graffiti art. Nina Wright, who works under the name Girl Mobb, grew up in rural Ohio, where she started out painting barns, but it wasn't until she moved to Oakland, California that she found her place among other graffiti artists. Still, she was the only woman in her crew.

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July 13, 2017

Street Artists “Delete” Graffitied Landscape Like a Real-Life Version of Photoshop

Ever wish you could “delete” things from real life like you would in Photoshop? One group of artists made this fantasy come true as part of Stenograffia, a street art and graffiti festival that happens every July in Ekaterinburg, Russia. The creative crew included Andrey Kolokolov, Taisia Spirina, Alex-t, Max Parfenov, Dmitry Chabanov, Constantine Rakhmanov, and Anna Klec. Together, they transformed a graffiti-tagged car and dumpster into a scene that you'd only see on the computer.

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