New! 80-Feet High Art at NYC Elementary School

It’s the sign of the times when “street art” makes its way (legally) onto a school wall. Brazilian artists Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo (aka ‘Os Gemeos’) and graffiti artist Futura have just completed an 80-feet-high mural at William T. Harris elementary school, in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. Backed by Nike and driven by New York-based creative studio AKANYC, the gargantuan piece not only shows us just how much street art has gone mainstream, but also stands as an important symbol for all generations to come. Look closely and you’ll notice that Os Gemeos’ signature yellow giant is wearing knee-high shorts with different colored flags on them. As Os Gemeos says, “We are using different flags painted with non-traditional colours. The idea is ‘one world one voice’, no borders, no separation, just everything and everyone working together for a single cause that is a better world.” Awesome. via CR and HB

January 14, 2017

450-Year-Old Painting Contains Over 100 Proverbs We Still Use Today

Birds of a feather flock together. When the cat’s away, the mice will play. We all know and love these common, American proverbs. Sometimes ironic, often silly and amusing, these sayings test our brains—and our wit. And it’s not just in English. Playing with language in literature, conversation, and art has been a hallmark of different cultures for centuries.

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January 13, 2017

Shepard Fairey Promotes Hope and Diversity With Inauguration Protest Posters

On Friday, January 20, President-elect Donald Trump will be officially sworn in as the United States of America’s 45th President. A controversial figure, Trump has alienated a substantial amount of Americans throughout the course of his campaign and eye-opening victory. To condemn his platform and protest his presidential plans, countless groups are organizing demonstrations along the National Mall in Washington DC, where the inauguration will take place.

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