New Street Art Illusion in Brisbane

Brisbane-based street artist Fintan Magee (see previous work here) has just put up an arresting new piece in his hometown called Felix Backstroke. In what we believe to be a tribute to Felix Baumgartner’s daring skydive through space, the suited up figure is seen performing the backstroke in a puddle of water (or sky). Love the anamorphic nature of this. It really does seem like he’s floating.

Update: We got in touch with Fintan and asked him the meaning behind the recent work. “The piece is a picture of Felix Baumgartner swimming backstroke. It was intended as a humorous piece and I wanted to highlight that, although his jump was an amazing achievement, it was also kind of absurd. That being said I am definitely envious of Felix.

“It is painted on an abandoned old folks home in Brisbane so the site is also important, a lot of my work aims to highlight and draw people into to broken and forgotten places.”

Fintan Magee on Facebook

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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