Tag Archives: street art
Right now JR is in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where the context of favelas has encouraged him to meet women for whom crime, violent loss of loves ones and arbitrary repression are part of everyday life. Favela da Providencia was chosen to host the project for it’s strong historical relevance – it was the first favela of Rio de janeiro and carried the title of the most dangerous of all.
Through the portraits of the women, coming from different origins and generations, you reach their stories and understand their vision of life in the contezt of conflict. In each photo you can face a different part of the woman’s expression of life. This perspective unites hill and asphalt to give a face to the favela.
The art project is completely independent and not sponsored by any institution or brand. The technique used is simple – the portraits become oversized prints which are pasted on the architecture with the help of the community.
Krink. Basically the gold standard in marking products for both street and studio environments developed by graffiti writer/artist, Craig “KR” Costello. The most notorious and recognizable (to my the untrained eye) effect is the dripping ink aesthetic that has graced many phone booths, mailboxes and subway windows. This is the stuff I am talking about…
This stuff reminds me of late night shinanagins in the LES. Good times… Anyway, if you aren’t getting your fill of this deviant art how about tucking your Mac away in a Krink-ed out sleeve developed by InCase+Krink+Arkitip. (yeah, I said “krinked-out”… so?)
I am sure you have figured out by now that this has pretty much nothing to do with crunking… but if the mere mention of the dance has inspired you, check out the “how to crunk” instructions.
This is first time I have seen deviant art on a boat. Who does this kind of work? A pirate? Regardless, I dig it…
So a pirate walks into a bar and sits down.
The bartender comes over to take his order and notices a steering wheel on his lap. Curious, the bartender asks, “what’s up with the steering wheel?”
The pirate answers, ” Aaaargh! Don’t know… but it’s drivin’ me nuts!”
I have a very active imagination… maybe too active… but that isn’t the point. The point is that Vinchen‘s A Large Straw in A Small Lake tickles it.
I do not condone defacing property… in fact, seeing it done brings the crazy, right-winged, (redundant, I know) personality-I-prefer-to-pretend-doesn’t-exist out of me. However, when I find street art done WELL in an appropriate spot, I am not only impressed but I egg it on.
Case in point:
And this wonky-eyed view is actually painted on a construction barricade in Paris.