Archive for the ‘Urban & Street’ Category

Nychos Mural Art // Knotenpunkt 14, Hamburg

The Austrian urban art and graffiti illustrator Nychos was born in 1982 in Styria, Austria where he grew up in a hunting family. Getting confronted by the anatomy of dead animals at an early age and being an 80’s kid with an interest for cartoons and heavy metal ended up being some of the ingredients which inspired him when he started graffiti and painting at the age of 18. Over the years he developed a distinctive style which stands out – his dissections and cross sections of human and animal bodies are easily recognized. The focus and reinterpretation of dissected motives in a combination of colorful outlines can be seen as his branding.

He is well known for his huge and technically outstanding art pieces in the urban environment as well as several gallery exhibitions. In 2013 he had solo shows in Detroit (Inner State Gallery), New York (Mighty Tanaka) and Turin (Galo Art Gallery), besides traveling the world, painting in over 15 different cities and participating in Art Basel Miami Beach, Pow Wow Hawaii and many other events. In 2014 he had two solo shows in San Francisco (Fifty24SF) and Singapore (Mighty Jaxx) amongst a set of festivals, events, conferences and fairs. He’s currently seen as one of the most sought-after artists of the street art scene.

Work’n’Progress x Low Bros @ WerkStadt

Angetrieben von der Idee Kunst im öffentlichen Raum für alle zugänglich und erfahrbar zu machen, möchte die WerkStadt Sendling zu ihrem 5-jährigen Jubiläum neue visionäre Wege beschreiten.

Unter dem Titel “Work‘n‘Progress” wird in der WerkStadt Sendling Kunst auf internationalem Niveau geschaffen – ein nachhaltiger Nährboden für alternative Lebensräume und kreative Impulse.

Für das erste großformatige Kunstwerk konnte das international etablierte Urban-Art-Duo “Low Bros” gewonnen werden. Neben Fassaden von Berlin bis Bangkok zieren ihre Arbeiten bereits seit einigen Jahren die Titelseiten internationaler Design -, Fashion – und Urban-Art-Magazine.

So wurden sie zur Inspirationsquelle für Kreativschaffende rund um den Globus.

Levalet “Impoundment” // Paris, France

// Animated Image © ABVH /// Original Artwork © Levalet //

Wall Dogs of NYC

In an age with instant communication at your fingertips and digital marketing on every platform, there are those who still get out messages the old-fashioned way, with a paintbrush and some attitude. They call themselves “wall dogs”, says one veteran of the trade, “because we are chained to a wall all day by our safety harness, and we work like dogs.” Vocativ spent a day with these blue-collar artists as they paint advertisements high above the streets of New York City.

BLU New Mural // Niscemi, Italy

// Animated Image © ABVH /// Original Artwork © BLU //

Julien “Seth” Malland // Paris, France

// Animated Image © ABVH /// Original Artwork © Julien Malland //

NemO’s // Cagacemento

// Animated Image © ABVH /// Original Illustration © NemO’s //

Alexis Diaz // Londres, Inglaterra

// Animated Image © ABVH /// Original Illustration © Alexis Diaz //

Broken Fingaz – “La Fabrica”

New stop motion animation clip by Broken Fingaz Crew from Israel with Sachbak Hafakot & Gida1.

Music: The Gaslamp Killer “Flange Face”.

Death To QR Codes

We are not robots.

This unusual square box with black dots started to appear all over the city. It was an advertisers way of saying “We want to tell you more but, you have to scan this code first”. It destroyed a layout graphic designers put their passion into. And it confused the people who didn’t know what it was. It wasn’t sexy nor interesting to look at.

The advertisers are slowly realizing the “Let’s just put a QR code on this” boat is sinking and we no longer see those mysterious cubes anymore. However, despite the dying trend, there are plenty of companies who still use it for their marketing campaigns. We decided to let the public and the companies know that the war is over.

QR Code Hunters.