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The History of Street Art – Part 1

The word “graffiti” is often used to refer to guerrilla artwork on train lines or on the walls of inner cities. This was particularly popular in the 60s and 70s. “Tagging” was among the earlier methods used by graffiti artists, which saw these artists encode their own names on the sides of subway vehicles or […]

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How Street Art Jumped the Pop Culture Gap – Part 3

Throughout the late 70’s and into the early 80’s America’s big cities were becoming the canvas for graffiti artists, yet many people still didn’t know about it. With the word still anchored in the realm of mindless vandalism, few artists were actually recognised as such. Luckily the big names were not afraid of sharing their […]

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How Street Art Jumped the Pop Culture Gap – Part 2

As the culture moved away from the underground to the complete opposite, the styles began to evolve further. Now marking walls, rooftops and bridges wasn’t just for any youth with a can of paint, artists with designs of grandeur began to emerge. Tagging progressed into throw ups, which are bigger graphic letters usually in bubbles […]

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How Street Art Jumped the Pop Culture Gap

Most people may already know that the origins of graffiti originate in rebellion, yet this marking of public property goes back a lot further than many know. The word we know now comes from the Italian word graffiato, which means scratched, or to scar. This is because early graffiti was not spray painted or painted […]

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Bringing the Street Indoors

The term street art can often have an elusive meaning. Whether referring to pieces that are made outdoors or just artwork that has the energetic and bold aesthetic of graffiti, the phrase has become more and more ambiguous as the genre has expanded over the past years. Ironically the liberation that comes hand in hand […]

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Interpretation of Cartoon Characters

In 1928 at a studio in California, two men crafted the image of an icon that would permeate the minds of people in almost every country on the planet. The two men were Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, and of course their legendary creation was the world-famous Mickey Mouse. Today this image is so ingrained […]

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The Important Cultural Satire of Ron English

Born in the Illinois city of Decatur, this 59-year-old artist is responsible for changing the perspective of brands for an entire generation. Ron English’s art is known worldwide for its mass appeal and clever re-use of pop culture characters and brand names. Yet it is on his home turf, the very same American soil where […]

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The Greatest NYC Street Art

New York City is the pinnacle of so many art forms, from Pioneering musicians, fashion designers to toy sculptors. Its mark on the world of graffiti is no different. Because of its concentrated urban population, rife tourism and really because it is the epicenter of pop culture – it has been a worthwhile site for […]

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Monstrously Massive Murals

Art comes in an endless combination of shapes and sizes, from the art that fits onto a fingernail to sculptures that people can physically walk inside. As an artist, getting your work into the hands (or eyes) of as many people as possible is always part of the goal. Each message hidden within the images […]

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Japanese Street Art Bosses

Twoone Spoken as two-one as apposed to how it reads, this artists’ works is often finished with messy expressionist slashes and scribbles. Renowned for his skillfully drawn animal heads, which often sit atop of human bodies, Twoone has a style that sits perfectly alongside fantasy and horror. With a collection of pieces showing fragile arrows […]

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