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Thursday, July 9, 2009

July: What is your favorite kind of street art?

What is your favorite kind of street art? Have you ever made any street art? If so, what was it? If not, what would it be? Don't forget to participate in this month's rgz gallery!



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Little Willow is uploading the images for us. Here's her original post. Thanks, LW! Now, back to the question...



11 comments:

Emily said...

I LOVE two kinds of street art. The first are graffiti paintings-- not just "tags" but where artists really use the paints to create something beautiful. The colors are so vibrant and the art usually speaks to the people of that area.

The second are those incredible sidewalk chalk drawings in 3-D. I have seen countless photos of the artwork and am always amazed by what one can do with talent and chalk.

I only wish I had a smidgen of artistic talent!

Shelf Elf said...

When I was in Paris a couple of summers ago, I saw some amazing mosaics on the walls of buildings in one of the arrondisements. They weren't very big, but they were really vibrant. They were so nifty that I couldn't believe they were random street art. Imagine how long it would take to do something like that.

holly cupala said...

I've been involved with several street art projects - one a mosaic wall outside a church, and another a mural along the back wall of a museum here in Seattle. Both fun projects! The best part was that they were both done by communities as a group effort to transform an ugly space into something beautiful. I hope to do it again!

cecil castellucci said...

I love Bansky. But I'm happy with any little surprise.

Melissa Walker said...

Okay, TODAY I'm getting out the chalk. I love the chalked up sidewalks of Brooklyn!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

I saw gorgeous chalk drawings in San Francisco. How can Mary Poppins not come to mind? :~)

Little Willow said...

I shared this find with Crissa-Jean Chappell, author of Total Constant Order, back in 2007.

Priya said...

Julian Beaver is an absolutely AMAZING 3D chalk artist. Here are some of his works:

http://greensboring.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=575

Jackie said...

I'm with Emily. I saw AMAZING chalk art in Victoria, BC and am always on the lookout for quiet stenciled and homemade sticker art here in Seattle.

There's usually some pretty amusing graffiti on street signs too, which I know is totally illegal, but I can't help but love the stuff that makes me laugh!

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