Artist Turns Trash Into Animals To Remind Us About Pollution
Sep30

Artist Turns Trash Into Animals To Remind Us About Pollution

To spread his message about endless waste production, Portuguese street artist Bordalo II (Artur Bordalo) creates stunning animal sculptures. However, unlike most artists, Bordalo doesn’t buy his material – he scavenges it. He seeks to portray nature (animals) with the materials that threaten it. Bored Panda has already written about Bordalo here and here but it’s clear that the artist isn’t going to stop his...

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30+ Of The World’s Most Amazing Staircases… #16 Is A Book-Lover’s Dream
Apr21

30+ Of The World’s Most Amazing Staircases… #16 Is A Book-Lover’s Dream

Street art isn’t just something that occurs from time to time, when young rule-breakers manage to create art while managing to avoid to police. No, street art is a massive part of community identity, political activism, and self expression. Every day, street artists attempt to transform another urban surface into a vehicle for their work, and this time, we’re focusing on stairs. These are beautifully painted stairs from...

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These Flower Lamps Bloom When People Stand Under Them
Oct31

These Flower Lamps Bloom When People Stand Under Them

Pedestrians in Jerusalem’s Vallero Square can stop for some respite under these self-inflating, giant flowers. Installed by HQ Architects in 2014 and titled “Warde,” these nine by nine meter flowers “bloom” when someone approaches, or when a tram is about to arrive, brightening an otherwise depressed part of the city. “This project is part of the municipality’s effort to improve the urban space of the city center and in this specific...

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40 Powerful Street Art Pieces That Tell The Uncomfortable Truth
Apr14

40 Powerful Street Art Pieces That Tell The Uncomfortable Truth

As the world moves to cities, so does art. And just as art can inspire political action and resistance, so too do the walls of the city become canvases for important street art messages. The graffiti and street art on this list is perfect for spreading messages about environmentalism and climate change to a wider audience. This street art uses simple slogans and provocative images to spread important and inspiring ideas in ways that...

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45 Pieces of Urban Art Making The World More Beautiful
Oct22

45 Pieces of Urban Art Making The World More Beautiful

The city can be a grey place at the best of times. These artists are attempting to add a splash of colour to monotone skylines. 1 | Stained Glass Electrical Towers by Ail Hwang, Hae-Ryaan Jeon and Ghung Ki Park [Münster, Germany] Source: Gunter Pilger Yarn Bombing Source: Dan Machold Yarn bombing is a type of graffiti that employs colourful yarn rather than paint. Books used to fill in the cracks an old library [Russia] Buildings...

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17 Of The Most Beautiful Steps Around The World
Aug19

17 Of The Most Beautiful Steps Around The World

Street art is gradually coming to be accepted as a legitimate and wonderful art form by more and more people, but that doesn’t mean that street artists can rest on their laurels – they continue exploring with new ways to exploit public surfaces and cover them in beautiful art. This post is all about street artists and regular people who have decorated something that most of us probably wouldn’t think of decorating – public outdoor...

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25+ Pieces Of Street Art That Cleverly Interact With Nature
Aug18

25+ Pieces Of Street Art That Cleverly Interact With Nature

Urbanism and nature do not always get along well, but when they do, the collaboration may create something really special and unique. We’re talking about street artists who incorporate elements of nature into their graffiti, turning 2D paintings into amazing 3D installations. In these cases not every wall or pavement could be turned into street art: the artist has to search for the perfect spot, knowing that the elements of nature are...

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