Archive for the ‘Urban & Street’ Category

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.

MadC – The 500 Wall // Leipzig

MadC paints a massive 550 sqm wall in only 7 days in Leipzig, Germany • Music by Symbiz.

Murals by Matt W. Moore

Matt W. Moore works to the credo of ‘range is conducive to growth.’ Like many artists of his generation, Matt’s background was in action board sports and the action art of graffiti, each with their core value of speed, do-it-yourself ethic, enthusiasm for new terrain, and sheer fun of collaboration. Over the past decade, he’s applied those principles to his bold, graphic aesthetic in media both analog and digital, for projects both personal and commercial.”

// Images © Matt W. Moore //

“St. Sebastian” Mural In Parchowo, Poland by Jacyndol

Der Künstler Jacyndol stammt aus Gdynia, einer Hafenstadt in Polen an der Danziger Bucht. Unter dem Titel “St. Sebastian” ist diese wunderbare Wandmalerei irgendwo in der kleinen polnischen Stadt Parchowo zu finden. Mehr außergewöhnliche Bilder findest Du auf Jacyndol`s Webseite.

// Images © Jacyndol /// via //