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Snowden Artwork: From the NSA to the Streets

imageEdward Snowden is famous (or infamous to some) for his NSA top-secret spying leaks, and who has also recently been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his whistle-blowing activities. But Snowden is also making a name for himself in places where you may not expect it: in the underground scene of street art.

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The history of Banksy graffiti art (Infographic)

imageBanksy. Many know the name, and the artwork, but only few know the man. He is a myth, a legend of sorts. Banksy recently did an interview for AdultSwim, which is pretty funny, and worth the watch.

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How cool is this: the escalator graffiti art video

Graffiti street artist Dover.D used his amazing skills to decorate Tel Aviv’s City Hall escalators with some colorful art that blends perfectly together as the escalators go up and down. I wish they would do stuff like this here in the U.S., like in Latin America where graffiti is encouraged and not frowned upon. 

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The sewers in Brazil aren’t just for water anymore

South America is known for a lot of things, but what I am starting to see more and more is how awesome the street art is. If you don’t know already, check out some of the street art in Bogota, Columbia. As for Brazil, 6emeia started a new project based around beautifying some of the neighborhood sewers in Barra Funda, turning them into masterful pieces of art. All the rad sewer artwork is done by Brazilian street artists, Anderson Augusto and Leonardo Delafuente.

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Watch street art in Bogota, Columbia, come to life

In Bogota, Columbia, graffiti is an accepted form of art in the streets and isn’t really considered vandalism. In this video taken in downtown Bogota, watch as a few artists take an entire wall and create a masterful piece of art using spray cans, brushes, paint rollers and a lot of skills.

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Unbelievable street art from around the world

Street Art is a popular form of underground expression, that’s one of the reasons I love it so much. It’s raw and oversteps boundaries that not every artist is willing to take, so there is a level of risk and badassery that goes with it. Some places such as Bogota, Columbia welcome street art, but most places don’t. Here are ten examples of well done pieces from all over the world (via). If you have some you want to share, please post them in the comments!

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Beautiful street art in Bogota Columbia is praised, not removed

In most societies especially here in the U.S., street art or better known as graffiti is frowned upon. Typically street art is painted over as it’s an illegal act of vandalism. I understand and in many cases agree with that, because some just look to cause trouble and vandalize property rather than create a piece of art.

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Awesome Tron Legacy graffiti mural video

Filmed in December 2010 and January 2011, this Tron Legacy video documents the making of a stunning 65 foot mural in Shoreditch London, England painted by “Probs” with End of the Line. The piece was commissioned by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (UK) in December 2010.

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Who is Banksy?

imageYou may have heard of him before, he goes by the name “Banksy”.  Who is he?  Nobody really knows his true identity as fact (at least publicly).  I am sure someone in the world has a secret or two they are keeping with them to the grave.  If you have heard the name Banksy before chances are you have seen his artwork too.

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