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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. Sketching: the Visual Thinking Power Tool As a kid, I spent hours drawing and sketching ideas that popped into my head. Article Continues Below I used drawing as a primary language for capturing thoughts, exploring ideas, and then sharing those ideas. Teachers and mentors encouraged me, helping to sustain sketching as a key skill throughout school and into my professional career. Good fortune has ignited my passion to become a sketch advocate, helping others rediscover sketching as a powerful problem-solving and communication tool. I’m excited to share why sketching can be so beneficial, show samples of sketches, and provide helpful resources.

illustration roundup #26 featuring 38 illustrators dusting up town. illustration roundup #26June 3, 2009 illustration roundup busts down the gate and escapes the corral for another episode. . . . . . illustration thanks to Daniel Pelavin . . . . .back issues Want to be notified when the next issue dusts through town? Sign up Twitteringposted by John Ueland client: GQ Magazine art director: Drue Wagner Sharpie Markers Official Blog Sharpie King, a.k.a. Immy Mellin, hard at work on his next Sharpie creation His name is Immy Mellin but artists and fans alike know him as the Sharpie King. His Sharpie marker moniker is the result of his passionate use of Sharpie markers in all of his art. We found Immy on Flickr.com and were absolutely amazed at just what can be done with Sharpie markers – his work is nothing short of artistic genius! Read on to learn more about Immy and his work.

- STREET ART UTOPIA More info. Let us begin with this words that come as a response to the photo above: “There´s tools and colours for all of us, to lend from nature to make the world more understandable and beautiful”. 1# Click on a photo and you make it bigger and can post a comment on it. 2# Make sure that you read the story in the end! 3# Feel free to reblog this, only remember to link back to this post.

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.

for the love of type: Nearly-forgotten sketch books This Blog Linked From Here The Web Tuesday, August 24, 2010 Nearly-forgotten sketch books Posted by mrs eaves at 2:07 AM World's End Clothes Today’s #World’s End Clothes#. Inspired by Phillip Exeter Library (Architect, Louis Kahn) Today’s #World’s End Clothes#.

Glam Rocker : Christian Montenegro All images © copyright 2009 Christian Montenegro Ediciones Malevo Estampa - Fine Art PrintsBuy it World Art Treasures Home 100,000 Pictures Europe Austria Czech Republic 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.

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