STREET CANVAS

A transcendent experience now greets visitors at the rainbow-hued, geometric facade of a local chapel in Youssofia, Morocco. Street artist Okuda San Migual has covered the church in his signature eye-catching & multicolored shapes. Giving his art a higher level of power and spiritualism through the canvas of a church, the piece, entitled 11 Mirages of Freedom, is part of the British Council sponsored Street Art Caravane. The movement is taking place around Morocco and is helping to build an art community around the country. To check out more images of this spiritual prism-like artwork, read here.

Ukrainian artist Pavel Vetrov has created a beautiful hotel room art concept that draws a stark contrast between the chaos and color of street art and cold, ordered, minimalist design.

Vetrov says he was inspired by French artist TILT’s Panic Room piece, which features a room similarly bisected by a boundary between street art/graffiti and cleanliness.

This Ukrainian designer has a talent for designing rooms – he works for a Ukrainian 3D visualization and design company named Archivizer, and his portfolio features countless room resigns. Check it out if you want to see more here!

Graffiti and street art have both often served to deepen the rift of misunderstanding between young and old, but there’s one art organization in Lisbon, Portugal that’s working to change that. LATA 65 works to destroy age stereotypes and turn senior citizens into street artists by providing them with spray paint cans, masks and gloves and finding them free spots in the city to tag up and paint! Read More  

L.A. Hack: The Time An Artist Installed a Sign Over The State

Truly one of the greatest stories in the history of Los Angeles is that of Richard Ankrom and his quest to install a freeway sign that made the lives of L.A. drivers just a little bit easier.

It began more than a decade ago when Ankrom moved to downtown Los Angeles and took notice of a curious omission on the 110 Freeway. The I-5 exit, Ankrom saw, wasn’t indicated on the green overhead sign that directed drivers as the freeway split between the 5, 110, and 101. Whether intentional or not, it was clear that the California Department of Transportation (known as Caltrans) had made a mistake.

Ankrom, an artist and sign painter by trade, decided to make it his personal mission to fix the error, install the correct sign,  and do us all what he would later call an act of “guerrilla public service.”

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