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Street Art Utopia's Best of 2011

Street Art Utopia's Best of 2011
I couldn’t help but direct everyone to fellow public art loving blog Street Art Utopia as they have compiled a pretty decent list of the best street art of 2011. If you are just getting into the wonderful world of pasting, spraying or making the streets a more creative place, this list is a great place to start (short of Wall and Piece). One of the best things about this genre is it’s diversity – you can decided what you find gimmicky/twee or meaningful and awe-inspiring. Street art has always been the public’s voice, and the art world has yielded success to those with great ideas and a call for change. More from the list after the jump!

http://beautifuldecay.com/2011/12/13/street-art-utopias-best-of-2011/

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Phlegm: 'Calibrating The Seeing Device' (Zagreb, Croatia) Phlegm, 'Calibrating The Seeing Device', Zagreb This is on an old nuclear fallout shelter; it took 3 days to paint. See Part II of Phlegm in Croatia more by Phlegm. We declare the world as our canvas More info. More info. More Banksy on Street Art Utopia. Patterns in nature Natural patterns form as wind blows sand in the dunes of the Namib Desert. The crescent shaped dunes and the ripples on their surfaces repeat wherever there are suitable conditions. Patterns in nature are visible regularities of form found in the natural world. These patterns recur in different contexts and can sometimes be modelled mathematically. Natural patterns include symmetries, trees, spirals, meanders, waves, foams, arrays, cracks and stripes.[1] Early Greek philosophers studied pattern, with Plato, Pythagoras and Empedocles attempting to explain order in nature.

I waste so much time Amazing dancing panda dances to your music. Google evangelists. And one for you... and one for you.. Walking around the mall...come across this How years go by in Europe. 3D Sketchbook Drawings Art & Design Nagai Hideyuki is Japanese artist who has the impressive skills to create 3D drawings. Using light and shadow his drawings give the illusion of jumping of the page when seen from the right angle.

Creative Street Art Creative Street Art September 20th, 2011 | Inspiration | Incredible street art created by talented French artist OaKoAk shows popular fictional characters integrated into the urban environment. Bart Simpson, Pinocchio, Spider-Man, and other characters all interact with traffic lights, cracks in the walls, and random objects on the street. For more art, check out: 3D Pavement Art and 3D Chalk Drawings 20 awesome examples of street art If you still need a proof that art can be found anywhere, those awesome examples of great street art should convince you. Eye-popping Ways Artists Use Paper In the year since the Museum of Art and Design reopened in its new digs on Columbus Circle, they've been delivering consistently compelling shows--from punk-rock lace to radical knitting experiments. The newest, "Slash: Paper Under the Knife", opened last weekend and runs through April 4, 2010. The focus is paper--and the way contemporary artists have used paper itself as a medium, whether by cutting, tearing, burning, or shredding. In all, the show features 50 artists and a dozen installations made just for the show, including Andreas Kocks's Paperwork #701G (in the Beginning), seen above. Here's a sampling of the other works on display: Mia Pearlman's Eddy:

& so we sum it up & & so we ramble - StumbleUpon I don’t understand your point. If you are saying “I am…” cannot be followed by a noun, you are wrong. I am a person. I am the mayor. “Person” and “mayor” are nouns. The Worlds Weirdest Book A truly unique work of fiction, ‘The Codex Seraphinianus‘ is a book that appears to be a visual encyclopedia of some unknown world or dimension. Written down in one of that worlds beautiful curving languages, the book by Italian artist, architect and industrial designer Luigi Serafini, explains the odd inhabitants and their colorful behaviors. The book was created between 1976 and 1978 and for the low price of about $500.00 you can ponder over your own copy… then again, if you can’t afford that, check out the video at the bottom. See Also MOUNTAINS OF BOOKS BECOME MOUNTAINS Via: howtobearetronaut.com

Animal Constellation Chalk Art Paris-based Philippe Baudelocque takes chalk art to a whole new level. Drawing on a black background, his incredibly intricate animals look like constellations on a dark night. Each drawing is composed of cells, and each cell has its own pattern. With beautiful layers, these three-dimensional animals look like they're ready to jump off the city walls. Philippe Baudelocque Before I Die What matters most to you Interactive public art project that invites people to share their personal aspirations in public. After losing someone she loved and falling into depression, Chang created this experiment on an abandoned house in her neighborhood to create an anonymous place to help restore perspective and share intimately with her neighbors. The project gained global attention and thanks to passionate people around the world, over 1000 Before I Die walls have now been created in over 70 countries, including Kazakhstan, Iraq, Haiti, China, Ukraine, Portugal, Japan, Denmark, Argentina, and South Africa. The walls are an honest mess of the longing, pain, joy, insecurity, gratitude, fear, and wonder you find in every community, and they reimagine public spaces that nurture honesty, vulnerability, trust and understanding.

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