On The Streets 26-01-12

Filtering the best new street art for your visual pleasure...


Ador and Kyro by Thias, via Vandalog


David Choe and DVS-1 via juxtapose


Ben Eine, above and below, via Arrested Motion

En Masse, via Brooklyn Street Art

Vinz, via Brooklyn Street

Laurence Billet above, via vandalog, obviously taking a stab at Damien Hirst's famous spot paintings.

Check out last week's On The Streets post


On The Streets 12-01-12

Filtering the best new street art for your visual pleasure...

Neuzz, via Brooklyn Street Art

Sweet Toof, via Street Art London

Assume Vivid Astro Focus, via Brooklyn Street Art

Reyes had laid down the wallpaper, while Revok and Steel have added the colour. Insane piece, right? This pic comes via Reyes' site.

Slinkachu, via Street Art News

Have you seen a more attractive rubbish dump?   via Brooklyn Street Art


On The Streets

Happy New Year Hang-Up Urban friends!

Let's kick-start 2012 with a sublime round-up of our favourite new street art from around the world.

Here's what's made the cut this week...

Mesa in Spain, via Unurth

Dain here, via Vandalog. You can view more of Dain's work here.

Stik spotted in East London  by Street Art News

We just love ericalane's adorable creatures. This is an epic mural, via Juxtapoz, you can also view some of ericalane's prints here.

Nunca above, also via Juxtapoz.

and lastly...

This little UFO, very cleverly positioned.

See Banksy's latest street art

See the previous 'On The Streets' post here

Stay tuned for next week's 'On The Streets' street art round-up!


Shepard Fairey Makes The Cover Of Time's Person Of The Year 2011


Fresh from creating the poster for the Occupy Wall Street movement, Shepard Fairey fittingly designed the new cover of Time Magazine's Person Of The Year, which this year went to 'The Protesters'.

Time's Person Of The Year usually goes to one person deemed the most influential of that year, but this year Time gave a nod to all of the people on the street who brought about change in the Arab world as well as those that protested against corporate greed in the West.


Time magazine said on their website:

Shepard Fairey’s iconic designs require work by hand and digital rendering, so when faced with creating an image that must illustrate a body of unrest that has spent the year not only protesting on the streets, but online, he’s a perfect fit.

As the artist behind our Person of the Year 2011 cover commemorating this year’s pick, The Protester, Fairey says his cover image is based on a composite of 26 different photographs of real protests from around the world. “These organic protest movements have arisen around the globe and a lot of it was fueled by social media, but it was a pervasive phenomenon,” he said. “It wasn’t one specific movement but general unrest. I wanted to look for ideas to represent that.”

Fairey, who also created TIME’s Person of the Year cover for our Barack Obama selection in 2008 (based on his famous “Hope” poster), illustrated the cover by hand using the primary images as his reference, a selection of photos sent to him from TIME’s editors, and ripped heavily contrasted photos out of their prints to collage them before scanning them back into the computer. “I play around with different color combinations and different degrees of contrast of background material,” he said. “I’m always looking for the right push and pull between all the elements.” Like tone.

Click here to see more of Shepard Fairey's artwork and prints.


On The Streets

What's caught our eye this week...


Above: Spanish artist Mesa via Juxtapose. You can check out more of Mesa's work here and here.

While in Miami for a show, Melbourne artist Rone managed to fit in this wall painting. Image via his website.

Loving this Isaac Cordal work via Arrest Motion. Reminds us a little of Slinkachu's work.

Above - Raul, Zito and Tinho via Unurth.

And this Spongebob piece by Wooster Collective is sure to put a smile on your face.

See last week's 'On The Streets' here.


Xmas Art Market Party Round-Up

Big props to everyone who came down to the Village Underground Christmas Art Market on Sunday to drink mulled wine, eat mince pies, check out the live street art jam and say a big hello to us.

We had a ball meeting you all, and are rapt that we had such an overwhelming response to our grand Xmas Banksy competition in just one day! The competition is still on for another two weeks with the winner being drawn on Monday December 19. If you haven't entered yet, you're missing out on the chance to win an original Banksy worth £2000.

If you couldn't make it, here's what you missed out on...







3D Joe and Max Set The Record


London based street artists 3D Joe and Max made headlines last week by creating the biggest ever 3D painting as measured by the Guinness World Records.

Made in conjunction with Reebok to promote their new CrossFit fitness program, the optical illusion installation in West India Quays Canary Wharf measured 1,160.4 metres square, was an epic 106.5m long and took seven days to complete.

The pair beat the record set by China's Qi Xinghau, and told The Mirror "As a London-based artist it is really special to create this artwork in the heart of the city and also to be able to bring the world records for 3D art back home to Britain where 3D art first started."

If you missed the installation, which was taken down on November 18, you can check it out below and see more of their work here.


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