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Penland School of the Arts

Penland School of the Arts

April 17, 2017

Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina is one of the country’s oldest and most respected schools of craft.  Opened in 1929 by Lucy Morgan who focused her initial…

Streaked Horned Lark Mural

Streaked Horned Lark Mural

April 13, 2017

I just finished off the 12th in the Endangered Species Mural Project, at the corner of Lombard and Atlantic in North Portland, OR.  Painted with Portland artist Sarah Farahat, the…

event horizon

event horizon

April 12, 2017

I was invited to participate in the 2017 Joshua Treenial.  The theme this year was event horizon.  I ventured to Joshua Tree in January to find a potential location for…

Impeach Freights/Graf 54

Impeach Freights/Graf 54

February 14, 2017

“I told him of the dead coyote by the road. He said, ‘good.’ I wished his whole world view was instead lying there in the ditch.”

Impeach Freights/Graf 52

Impeach Freights/Graf 52

January 31, 2017

“The poets and artists and philosophers, resistance activists, secret scouts, and troublemakers, had becomes, as they must, soldiers.”

White Fringeless Orchid Mural

White Fringeless Orchid Mural

July 25, 2016

The 9th of the Endangered Species Murals is recently completed in the town of Berea, Kentucky- featuring the first plant in the series, the beautiful and strange White Fringeless Orchid….

To endure election cycles, make art

To endure election cycles, make art

June 3, 2016

@notorious_t_0_m saw our work on the subway and advised "stop the spread of trump!" @realdonaldtrump #SubwayTrumpStickers #streetart #donaldtrump #nyc #makeamericagreatagain #gofuckyourself A photo posted by Major Bigtime (@majorbigtime) on May…

Apartheid IsRael

Apartheid IsRael

April 10, 2016

Here’s a link to an article about a cool political art project that took place on the London subway. The action was conducted last month by London Palestine Action: We…

BLU buffs his own work

BLU buffs his own work

March 24, 2016

A friend in Slovenia recently notified me that the artist BLU’s removing his murals from Bologna Italy for very anti-commercial reasons. Check out the article and further discussion, in Italian,…

New Project from Jamaa Al-Yad

New Project from Jamaa Al-Yad

February 17, 2016

Our friend Jamaa Al-Yad in Beirut just launched a new project: “Boycott, Divest, Sanction: On Campus”   Originally designed for a campaign at the American University of Beirut, they’ve uploaded…

border/arte interview with jetsonorama

border/arte interview with jetsonorama

February 1, 2016

“What is JustSeeds and why are collectives important?
Justseeds is a cooperative of 30 socially-engaged artists and activists scattered across north America whose work addresses themes of social justice, environmental justice, gender quality, prison reform, veteran advocacy and so on.

Watercress Darter mural

Watercress Darter mural

November 25, 2015

I’m just returned from Birmingham, Alabama, upon completion of the fourth Endangered Species Mural, this one featuring the Watercress Darter. The darter is a very small, brightly colored fish that…

Impeach Freights/Graf 21

Impeach Freights/Graf 21

November 18, 2014

Less fines, more bankers with jail times. Impeach as a new online shop with some of his artwork, you can check it out HERE.

But what does it have to do with Art?

But what does it have to do with Art?

October 28, 2014

Friends of the Orphan Signs from Michael Lopez on Vimeo. I recently came across this video made by Michael Lopez, a collaborator with Friends of the Orphan Signs in Albuquerque.

Impeach Freights/Graf 18

Impeach Freights/Graf 18

October 28, 2014

I recently got sent a nice cache of new photos from middle America’s graffiti troubadour, IMPEACH. I’ll be posting a new photo each Tuesday morning for awhile, enjoy! This one…

Advert Lib in SF

Advert Lib in SF

February 13, 2014

The California Department of Corrections strikes again! New liberated bus shelter ads went up yesterday in San Francisco. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2014 – San Francisco, California The California…

Zapatista Murals

Zapatista Murals

January 10, 2014

I’m just back from three weeks in Mexico, most of which I spent traveling with Mazatl in Chiapas, the southernmost state and home to the Zapatista movement and its system…

Justseeds in Mexico

Justseeds in Mexico

December 25, 2013

Roger and Mazatl are in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, to participate in some of the events taking place around the 20th anniversary of the emergence of the…

Blind Athena

Blind Athena

September 17, 2013

My friend Eric Triantafillou just sent me this photo from his recent trip to Greece. In his words, “Athena is blind to the suffering of Athenians.”

New CDC Billboard Corrections

New CDC Billboard Corrections

August 13, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 9, 2013 – San Francisco, California Corrected Ads Confront America’s Abortion Wars   The California Department of Corrections (CDC) has unveiled a new campaign of…

In Palestine pt.22

In Palestine pt.22

July 23, 2013

  In Aida Refugee Camp there is a long mural dedicated to political prisoners, comprised of simple back and white paintings of a row of prisoners twelve prisoners. So very…

In Palestine pt.19

In Palestine pt.19

July 17, 2013

Most days Ramallah feels like the world’s biggest construction site. Buildings are going up everywhere you look, the street leading up to our hotel didn’t have a sidewalk when we…

In Palestine pt.17

In Palestine pt.17

July 15, 2013

The walls of Palestine are alive with messaging and communication, including layers of posters for cultural events, political martyrs, commercial advertisements, and election campaigns. While the martyr posters are mostly…

In Palestine pt.15

In Palestine pt.15

July 11, 2013

While almost all the graffiti across Palestine is either directly political (exhortations from one political party or another) or utilitarian (so and so street, Mohammad’s shoe shop, etc.), in Ramallah…

In Palestine pt.14

In Palestine pt.14

July 10, 2013

There is a way that the occupation of Palestine seems to have frozen in time certain aspects of life in certain places, creating strange anachronisms. In the old city of…

In Palestine pt.12

In Palestine pt.12

July 8, 2013

There is a lot of amazing graffiti here in Palestine, but I think this might be the best thing I’ve seen so far. This hand is so pretzeled to make…

In Palestine pt.10

In Palestine pt.10

July 4, 2013

There is a lot of graffiti here in Palestine, but almost all of it is in either Arabic or English, with a very, very small smattering of French. It was…

In Palestine pt.9

In Palestine pt.9

July 3, 2013

This is the largest key in the world. It sits at the entrance to Aida Refugee Camp, which sits on the edge of Bethlehem, pushed right up against the Israeli…

In Palestine pt.8

In Palestine pt.8

July 2, 2013

While being here we’ve heard so many stories of oppression and repression of Palestinians by Israeli Jews (about 25% of Israelis in pre-67 borders are Palestinians, who are “citizens” of…

In Palestine pt.7

In Palestine pt.7

June 30, 2013

One of the most universally popular symbols I’ve seen here (possible second only to the Palestinian flag) is the cartoon image of Handala. He is a young Palestinian refugee, tattered…

In Palestine pt.4

In Palestine pt.4

June 26, 2013

Ramallah is the geographical seat of the Palestinian Authority, but it is becoming increasingly clear that there is far from a consensus among Palestinians regarding them. The PA has gone…

In Palestine pt.3

In Palestine pt.3

June 25, 2013

The walls have so much texture here. This image is from Ramallah, and a good example of walls that have been painted over, and over, and over again for years….

In Palestine pt.2

In Palestine pt.2

June 24, 2013

Today we spent the day in Nablus, with half of the time in the Balata Refugee Camp. The camp was set up by the UN in 1948 after the Israeli’s…

Posters in Vienna

Posters in Vienna

June 21, 2013

My long-time friend Chris (from London’s 56A Infoshop) travels a fair amount, and sometimes sends me pictures of political street art he finds along the way. I just got a…

Israel Steals Gardens!

Israel Steals Gardens!

June 5, 2013

From Bay Area Queers Unleashing Power! “Israel Steals Gardens.” StreetCred artists modified bus ads in San Francisco over the past few weeks to highlight this truth. “Palestinian farmers face the…

Impeach Freights/Graf 1

Impeach Freights/Graf 1

May 21, 2013

Midwest political graffiti powerhouse and freight train aficionado Impeach has been sending in stacks of photos of recent work. I’ve finally sorted, cleaned, and am starting to post them. I…

CDC Strikes Again

CDC Strikes Again

April 28, 2013

This just in (or inbox):   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 23, 2013 – San Francisco, California Corrected Billboard Supports U.S. Military at Guantanamo Bay The California Department of Corrections…

Justseeds on StreetArtNYC

Justseeds on StreetArtNYC

December 13, 2012

StreetArtNYC give a nice mention of Justseeds exhibition “Sowing the Seeds of Love” with some images on their blog. Thanks! Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative is “Sowing the Seeds of Love” at…

Impeach Returns

Impeach Returns

November 30, 2012

I got a great surprise in my email a couple days back, a nice missive and set of photos from the elusive graffiti writer Impeach. Check out some of his…

Inspiration Intervention

Inspiration Intervention

November 20, 2012

Last week, The Foundation for a Better Life (probably unintentionally) placed one of their new “Innovation” inspirational advertisements, featuring Henry Ford, in a bus shelter at an intersection in Pittsburgh…

Sublevarte Colectivo is in the USA

Sublevarte Colectivo is in the USA

November 10, 2012

Interference Archive and Sublevarte Colectivo are pleased to announce the following events as part of our upcoming exhibition La Persistencia de los Sueños/The Persistence of Dreams (November 16-December 31, 2012),…

New writing by Cindy Milstein

New writing by Cindy Milstein

October 22, 2012

The following essay was written for the anthology Revolutionary Love Letters (Minor Compositions, forthcoming in 2013), edited by Jamie Heckert, who kindly and lovingly gave me permission to share it…

Depaving the Wild

Depaving the Wild

August 31, 2012

Portland-based Justseeds colleague Nina Montenegro coordinated a great project last month in the St. Johns neighborhood of northeast Portland. Working with Depave Portland, Nina painted a giant mural on the…

Seeing Red

Seeing Red

July 11, 2012

The Red Square is the symbol of Maple Spring and the student movement currently happening in Quebec. Justseeds comrade Cindy Milstein has an obsession with documenting the red squares of…

Justseeds in Berlin pt3

Justseeds in Berlin pt3

April 28, 2012

Turns out that when Kevin and Santiago were here in Berlin in the Fall last year, they pasted up a big entryway in Kreuzberg with leftover prints from the Slovenia…

Justseeds in Berlin pt2

Justseeds in Berlin pt2

April 27, 2012

While here in Berlin we’ve been absorbing the visual atmosphere, which includes a significant amount of interesting political markings and messages. Here’s ten from my camera.

Street Signs

Street Signs

April 13, 2012

Here’s some random snapshots of graffiti, signs, and lettering that have warmed my heart as I move through Portland and Pittsburgh.

Orphan Signs

Orphan Signs

January 14, 2012

Since moving to New Mexico I’ve been working with a project called Friends of the Orphan Signs. This collaborative project was started by Ellen Babcock, who saw potential in the…

Get Your Art Degree Online (?)

Get Your Art Degree Online (?)

December 5, 2011

Over the weekend here in Pittsburgh, someone tacked up quite a few of these “bandit signs” in some of the “transitional” art-themed neighborhoods. It’s hard, at first, to tell how…

This Space Available

This Space Available

October 19, 2011

A new documentary is coming out about about popular resistance to the corporate domination of our visual landscape. I don’t know much about it, but it looks interesting, and debuts…

Tahrir Documents

Tahrir Documents

September 13, 2011

I recently came across Tahrir Documents, an amazing website and resource that is archiving, scanning, translating, and representing a huge collection of documents, fliers, posters, and newspapers produced as part…

Clogging the System

Clogging the System

August 24, 2011

I’ve long admired the work of designer Ray Noland, otherwise known as Creative Rescue Organization, or CRO. Although I’m not a huge fan of his turn towards largely working around…

New CDC Billboard Corrections

New CDC Billboard Corrections

July 1, 2011

This just in from the California Department of Corrections: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 1, 2011 – San Francisco, California Liberated Ads Salute America Following the Death of Osama bin…

The Post in Lisbon

The Post in Lisbon

May 5, 2011

My old friend Chris from the 56A Infoshop in London recently sent me these great photos of a sticker intervention in Lisbon, Portugal. Like most of the rest of the…

read the writing on the wall-15

read the writing on the wall-15

February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day! Brooklyn, NY 2011 Why the media (and particularly Wiki leaks) is important Publishing improves transparency, and this transparency creates a better society for all people. Better scrutiny…

Occupied London: Cairo

Occupied London: Cairo

February 2, 2011

The folks at Occupied London have set up a site for some comrades in Cairo to post on-the-ground updates about what’s going on in Egypt. There are also a bunch…

Street Art Blu’s

Street Art Blu’s

January 3, 2011

In February 2009, the Pentagon decided to lift the two-decade long ban on photographs of flag-draped coffins. Somewhere down the line the military brass reasoned (or was forced to admit)…

Ol’ Emma!

Ol’ Emma!

December 24, 2010

I was visiting some of my old haunts in Nashville last week, and walked upon this old, weathered People’s History poster of Emma Goldman that I must have put up…

Looptagger

Looptagger

December 17, 2010

A friend just forwarded me this link to a design called Looptagger. Some folks figured out a really clever and quick way to spray stencils. Check their How-To on their…

Another Rozbrat Billboard

Another Rozbrat Billboard

November 30, 2010

The folks at the Rozbrat squat in Poznan, Poland have put up another great guerrilla billboard. (For some background, go HERE or HERE.) This one reads: “Olympics Instead of Bread—New…

Rozbrat Billboard Action

Rozbrat Billboard Action

November 20, 2010

Just got this from a friend in Poland. Folks connected to Rozbrat, the longest running squat in the country (in Poznan), took some billboard real estate for their own use….

California Billboard Correction

California Billboard Correction

October 28, 2010

This just in: California billboard correctors have been hard at work again, this time with a round of billboard alterations aimed at defeating Proposition L, an anti-homeless initiative which would…

Abolish Poverty

Abolish Poverty

October 8, 2010

Chris Stain recently caught this from the windows of Amtrak in upstate NY. Evidence of one of our adventures years earlier. Silver paint don’t fade…

Joe Lurato New Work

Joe Lurato New Work

July 22, 2010

Awhile back I got an email from Joe Lurato (aka :01), who started stenciling a couple years back, and has really been honing his craft and trying to figure out…

Mathew Curran in Spain

Mathew Curran in Spain

July 21, 2010

My friend Mathew Curran just got back from a productive visit to Madrid, he’s got a short video of the process of cutting a huge stencil, painting it, and pasting…

Sindicato in Buenos Aires

Sindicato in Buenos Aires

July 1, 2010

My friends in BS.AS.Stencil and Run Don’t Walk have teamed up with fellow stencil artist Malatesta to install “Sindicato” at the BSAS gallery Hollywood in Cambodia. This is one of…

Pivo in France

Pivo in France

June 30, 2010

Street artist Pivo has posted about an interesting new piece she has done in southern France about refugees from Spain in the 1940s. A nice, subtle wheatpaste addressing the troubles…

Back East in AZ

Back East in AZ

June 16, 2010

We got a nice email from street artist Back East a couple days back, he sent some flicks of recent work he put up in Arizona criticizing the recent immigration…

Anton van Dalen online

Anton van Dalen online

April 20, 2010

One of my favorite old school stencil artists, Anton van Dalen, has a (relatively) new website up, which collects a lot of his work, including an incredible selection of his…

REVIEW: <em>Graffiti New York</em>

REVIEW: Graffiti New York

April 6, 2010

Eric “DEAL CIA” Felisbret Graffiti New York Abrams, 2009 Contrary to the title, this book isn’t just one of the seeming endless herd of books called “Graffiti ______” (insert just…

The City is Yours

The City is Yours

March 4, 2010

and the street art is made with red clay. A number of Justseed’s members are in Philadelphia this week installing three different shows at three separate venues across the city…

Berlin Posters

Berlin Posters

February 12, 2010

Last November Dara and I were in Berlin, and I took a lot of photos on the street. Berlin is one of the few cities of been to that still…

Hopeless

Hopeless

January 27, 2010

Our friend Klutch has recently expressed his dissatisfaction with the first year of Obama with this “Hopeless” print. To be hopeless assumes you once had hope, which might be a…

Queer positive street art

Queer positive street art

January 19, 2010

New drag queen stencils from San Francisco street artist Jeremy Novy. “This project is intended to bring gay imagery into a homophobic subculture, covering hateful and distasteful graffiti in our…

Gaza Graffiti

Gaza Graffiti

January 4, 2010

Al Jazeera online just posted an interesting short piece on graffiti in the Gaza Strip. It’s well worth taking a minute to click over and read it HERE. All the…

M-City in NYC

M-City in NYC

January 2, 2010

While generally bored by recent street art output (or the lack thereof), I’ve always been a fan of Poland’s M-City, and his interlocking and evolving urban stencil grids of buildings,…

Mexico City Street Art

Mexico City Street Art

December 27, 2009

A strong message sent to a middle class neighborhood in the north of Mexico City. This painting is pasted on to temporary walls surrounding a building site for a new…

El Tono in South America

El Tono in South America

December 14, 2009

I’ve always been a fan of the street artist El Tono, and his ability to adjusts and morph his simple geometric line patterns to the different social contexts he works…

Bike Lane Debacle

Bike Lane Debacle

December 11, 2009

Creative NYC bike advocates repainted a bike lane removed from Bedford Ave. a couple days back, and the video of the action’s been posted: I guess a couple of them…

IVAW Mud Stencils

IVAW Mud Stencils

December 7, 2009

A cool short video of Iraq Veterans Against the War putting up mud stencils in Ft. Hood in October:

Nuart looking for a few things

Nuart looking for a few things

December 1, 2009

Justseeds members Chris Stain and Swoon recently traveled to Stavanger, Norway to participate in the Nuart Street Art Festival. The folks that organized the festival are creating a documentary and…

Norway or the Highway 3

Norway or the Highway 3

November 22, 2009

Here’s some wood blocks Chris is working on for the install of the project (above), and my latest hand painted sign is below:

Norway or the Highway 2

Norway or the Highway 2

November 21, 2009

Here’s Chris and a couple students up on ladders sketching out the cityscape backdrop we’ve built in the gym. Man, these ladders are scary! And here is the cityscape getting…

Norway or the Highway 1

Norway or the Highway 1

November 20, 2009

For the past week Chris Stain and I have been living, working, and teaching on a small island in Norway called Halsnøy! We’re at the Sunnhordland Folkehøgskule (a small arts…

Chris Stain in Miami

Chris Stain in Miami

November 13, 2009

Chris is following his usual themes of the importance of the individual’s experience and the struggle of daily life. Here’s some new work that will be on view at Art…

read the writing on the wall-9

read the writing on the wall-9

November 12, 2009

Paris, France. 2007 “Anarchy” is from the Greek, prefix an (or a), meaning “not,” “the want of,” “the absence of,” or “the lack of”, plus archos, meaning “a ruler,” “director”,…

New NYC Graf Law

New NYC Graf Law

November 2, 2009

This just in! New York City has changed it’s long-standing policy regarding graffiti removal. It used to be that building owners had to call the city to have graffiti removed,…

Boomcrash Video

Boomcrash Video

October 30, 2009

Here’s a video a friend produced of the Boomcrash Collective’s contribution to the Public Ad Campaign’s billboard whitewash last Sunday. boomcrash from dgoats on Vimeo.

IVAW and mud stencils

IVAW and mud stencils

October 29, 2009

Iraq Veterans Against the War have adopted mud stencils in their tactics! It has been inspiring to see how the technique that Jesse Graves popularized through his website has been…

INTERVIEW: Dan Witz

INTERVIEW: Dan Witz

October 26, 2009

Guest blogger Ali Gitlow sent us this great new interview with NYC street artist Dan Witz, check it out!: Brooklyn-based artist Dan Witz has been contributing his unique brand of…

Public Ad Campain Strikes Again!

Public Ad Campain Strikes Again!

October 26, 2009

BoomCrash Collective Sunday, October 25th was the Public Ad Campaign‘s second whitewashing and takeover of unsanctioned billboards in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Public Ad Campaign acts on the assumption that public…

Pitbull mud stencil!

Pitbull mud stencil!

October 12, 2009

Jesse Graves did a mud stencil workshop last Friday and one of the stencils put up in Milwaukee was my “Pitbulls Are Nice” image from the Cut and Paint zine….

High Hopes

High Hopes

October 9, 2009

This just went up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, recrafting one of my old pieces into commentary on the development crash, and the condo skeletons littering the landscape. See more econo-collapse street…

Rini in Mexico

Rini in Mexico

October 3, 2009

Just a quick shot of a poster in Mexico City using the art of Rini Templeton. Her work is still getting around! If you don’t know about Rini, check out…

Braddock Install

Braddock Install

September 27, 2009

Shawn Gilheeney just sent along these great photos of his exhibition Decaydence at Unsmoke Systems in Braddock, PA:

read the writing on the wall-2

read the writing on the wall-2

September 21, 2009

Its been a year since the Federal Government started bailing out countless financial institutions. The banks and investment have preserved their wealth and avoided their own crisis, and postponed the…

Fresh Faces from YZ

Fresh Faces from YZ

September 11, 2009

YZ just sent these images of faces they put up in Paris. Interestingly, one is of William Casby, who was one of the last living African-Americans that had been born…

Creative Violation

Creative Violation

September 4, 2009

Chris Stain, Shaun Slifer and I are all featured in Creative Violation, a cool short film about street stenciling made by Andrew Stevenson that’s quietly been making the rounds at…

REVIEW: <em>Mostly True</em>

REVIEW: Mostly True

August 19, 2009

Bill Daniel Mostly True Microcosm Publishing, 2008   Hummm, book? zine? scrapbook? film companion? Mostly True straddles all these things, introducing us to the cluttered archives (and head?) of Bill…

How Deep Is Your Love?

How Deep Is Your Love?

August 4, 2009

Chris Stain and Armsrock are pluggin away, with a a handful of breaks, over at the Ad-Hoc Art Gallery. They are making a collaborative installation in the gallery and hanging…

Mur Murs by Agnes Varda

Mur Murs by Agnes Varda

July 20, 2009

Oh my goodness! I was completely taken off guard at work last night, I had to project a 16mm print of Agnes Varda’s film “Mur Murs”. The film is about…

Mountop Removal Banner Drop

Mountop Removal Banner Drop

July 1, 2009

Rising Tide activists dropped a 25 ft high banner off the Environmental Protection Agency in Boston. Image below, and the rest of the story here.

Aberdeen Poster Collective

Aberdeen Poster Collective

June 27, 2009

The Aberdeen Poster Collective is another UK poster group I’ve stumbled across online. This crew is from Aberdeen, Scotland, and appears to have had their heyday in the early 2000s….

La Entrada Walls 2 & 3

La Entrada Walls 2 & 3

May 30, 2009

My friends in San Diego have finished 2 more amazing walls on their La Entrada Project. Check out the videos below, and the project here. La Entrada Project – Wall2…

UNC Stencil Attack

UNC Stencil Attack

May 6, 2009

Bernard Herman receently sent these photos over of a nice set of stencils that showed up one morning on the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill campus. Not sure who…

NY Street Art Takover

NY Street Art Takover

April 29, 2009

Last Saturday I was lucky to be able to take part (at least marginally) in a great project organized by the Public Ad Campaign. Dozens and dozens of artists and…

Barcelona Street Art

Barcelona Street Art

April 11, 2009

My friend Rutger from Amsterdam just sent me these great flics of some street art from Barcelona. I’m not sure who the artist is, but these are really, seemingly nice…

Torture/Impeach

Torture/Impeach

March 15, 2009

More Midwest political freight graffiti! One of my favorite things about doing thi blog is when cool art like this flys into the mailbox, makes me feel like people are…

Right Wing Street Art?

Right Wing Street Art?

March 14, 2009

I recently was asked a series of questions by about why there is so little right-wing street art by Paul Schmelzer (editor for the Minnesota Independent) for his Eyeteeth Blog….

La Entrada

La Entrada

February 20, 2009

My friends WERC and Geraldine (who I went to Mexico with back in October), have been working with a great team of artists on an exciting new project in San…

Not My Government

Not My Government

February 1, 2009

My friends over at Not My Government have been consistently churning out political posters and anti-police brutality propaganda for years. Head over to their site and check out what they’ve…

Anarchist Graffiti Snafu

Anarchist Graffiti Snafu

January 20, 2009

This story was published in The Olympian on January 14, 2009: Mixed​-​marti​al-​arts champ​ion charg​ed in olympia wa. graff​iti case By Jerem​y Pawlo​ski OLYMP​IA — Prose​cutor​s have charg​ed Olymp​ia mixed​-​marti​al-​arts champ​ion…

Siamo tutti Palestinesi

Siamo tutti Palestinesi

January 17, 2009

Our friend Marco delli Santi from Rome’s House of Love and Dissent just sent over this design he created, he’s planning on printing them out of mirror sticker paper and…

Giving to the Poor?

Giving to the Poor?

January 6, 2009

I’ve been a fan from afar of Above for awhile now. I liked the arrows hanging from power lines, loved the aesthetic of the arrow covered roll-downs and trucks, but…

Street Art In Buffalo

Street Art In Buffalo

January 6, 2009

Attached are some pics a friend sent me, taken at the former site of Martin Sostre’s radical “Afro-Asian” bookstore in the heart of Buffalo.

Invasive Species

Invasive Species

December 4, 2008

My friend Sam Sebren sent along a cool new stencil he’s been working on that he wants to share with the world. Just click on the image below, drag the…

Fuck the Corporate Bullshit

Fuck the Corporate Bullshit

October 22, 2008

Here’s some flicks of an evolving roller piece on a building on 3rd Ave. in Brooklyn, down the street from my office/studio. First: Second:

Chris Stain at Dirty Pilot

Chris Stain at Dirty Pilot

October 20, 2008

Chris Stain has a bunch of new work up on Dirty Pilot! Some great stuff, including new large-scale cut wood pieces! Check it all out here.

Public Ad Campaign

Public Ad Campaign

August 8, 2008

Public Ad Campaign is now in a blog format. It highlights contemporary public advertising issues and ramblings about public space. publicadcampaign.com

The Missing Plaque Project

The Missing Plaque Project

July 9, 2008

Fans of the Celebrate People’s History posters and REPOhistory will likely enjoy this project based out of Toronto. Artist Tim Groves spearheads the Missing Plaque Project, which involves wheatpasting text-based…

The Great Dixie Mattress Debate

The Great Dixie Mattress Debate

July 8, 2008

Our friend Marc Moscato sent along this link to an interesting story/conversation unfolding around a attempt to combat perceived racism through street art in Portland, OR. The story centers around…

Shepard Fairey’s Image Problem

Shepard Fairey’s Image Problem

June 18, 2008

Liam O’Donoghue an article online that continues the discussion/critique of Shepard Fairey thats been ongoing online over the past 6-9 months. He’s posted his piece “Shepard Fairey’s Image Problem” on…

Propaganda Trains, Mpls Style

Propaganda Trains, Mpls Style

May 22, 2008

Here’s another great batch of images from my trainspotter friend in the middle of the country. There’s no confusing what these trains are saying.

Lambe Lambe

Lambe Lambe

May 16, 2008

Madrid based street artist El Tono just sent out an announcement about his recent travels in Latin America, including posters he made in Brasil using this traditional Brasilian printing system…

Stencil Nation

Stencil Nation

May 4, 2008

Long time friend Russell Howze, who has been running StencilArchive.org for years, is about to release a new stencil book that looks really promising! It’s called Stencil Nation: Graffiti, Community…

SpY/Mambo

SpY/Mambo

May 1, 2008

We got an email awhile back from SpY in Madrid, who sent a link to their new website, which is a really nice and clean look at some of their…

Brasil Graffiti

Brasil Graffiti

April 16, 2008

My friend Heather Rogers went on a trip to Brasil a little while back doing research for her new book, and just sent over these great photos of graffiti down…

Dronz

Dronz

April 4, 2008

These little guys have been showing up in the streets of NYC over the past couple years, and we just got an email from their maker. Here’s what he has…

Legal Wall Finder!

Legal Wall Finder!

April 4, 2008

We just got an email in from folks who have posted a site where you can find all the legal graffiti walls to paint all over the world. Pretty cool…

Gran Fury Interview

Gran Fury Interview

March 1, 2008

My friend Sam just sent me this link from Queerty.com to an interesting interview with Avram Finkelstein, one of the members of Gran Fury. Gran Fury was a creative/graphic collective…

BLF Strikes Again

BLF Strikes Again

February 28, 2008

I’ve long thought that the Billboard Liberation Front, beyond being one of the longest running billboard alteration groups, is also one of the smartest. Rather than simply playing off corporate…

stain gets up elsewhere

stain gets up elsewhere

February 12, 2008

Justseeds member Chris Stain has been leavin his wares around. You can see more of what he’s up to over on his site at ChrisStain.com.

Portland Wheatpaste

Portland Wheatpaste

January 30, 2008

A beautiful new poster from my favorite Portland wheatpaster, this one is up near Portland State University.

Snow Graffitti

Snow Graffitti

January 27, 2008

We discovered a free and easy way to make temporary graffitt. (It’s like henna tattoos). We had pieces of snowy ice that we drew on the street with. Fun!

Arizona Sticker Show

Arizona Sticker Show

January 25, 2008

Just got a note from Mad One in Pheonix, AZ. He’s curating a street art sticker art show in Phoenix and is looking for stickers to be sent in from…

Call for Mural Show

Call for Mural Show

January 25, 2008

This just came through the inbox from the Wouter Osterholt en Elke Uitentuis in the Netherlands, seems like a cool project: Speaking Through Walls We’re looking for people that can…

Amazing Detroit Window Art

Amazing Detroit Window Art

January 24, 2008

Seeing Nicholas’ post of that Chicago project reminded me of this- one of my favorite street art projects in Detroit- or ever, really…. This is, I believe, the old United…

Memorial Bike RIde-update

Memorial Bike RIde-update

January 8, 2008

Photo by Fred Askew The 3rd Annual Memorial Bike Ride went as planned on Sunday, January 5th. There were around 250-300 cyclists that attended the rides that eventually converged on…

Iranian Street Artist A1ONE

Iranian Street Artist A1ONE

December 10, 2007

Good filckr and homepage with a wide variety of work stencils, stickers, throw ups, murals, canvas work, street art… Particularly awesome to see wildstyle in Farsi (?) I think… Check…

SAW in the news

SAW in the news

November 11, 2007

We live in a very, very strange world. The Street Art Workers have had a little blurb about them published in the Oct/Nov issue of the Indian edition of Elle…

Graffiti in Iraq

Graffiti in Iraq

November 9, 2007

My friend Bettina recently sent me this list of links to stories and images of graffiti in Baghdad. Most of them are old, back from the beginning of the war…

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

October 31, 2007

Halloween is descended from Samhain, an ancient Gaelic harvest festival. It was brought to the United States by Irish immigrants fleeing the potato famine and English imperialism. Poor children would…

Europe Communique #3: MOPP

Europe Communique #3: MOPP

October 28, 2007

While in Århus we were lucky enough to meet Abdul and Mia, both photographers from Capetown, South Africa. They were excited about the Justseeds project, and told us about what…

International Mural Slam

International Mural Slam

September 29, 2007

This landed in the inbox today: The 1st New Britain International MURAL SLAM Calling all vagabonds, graffiti artists, muralists, scenic painters, air brush artists, and activists! The 1st International Mural…

No Need For Sleep

No Need For Sleep

October 20, 2006

No Need For Sleep is an exhibition of original art and zines by artists from around the country. This exhibition celebrates the artists, their independent productions, and the do-it-yourself culture…

Milwaukee street art

Milwaukee street art

August 5, 2006

There’s some great pics of Milwaukee street art in the VR photoblog, courtesy of Brandon Bauer and Nicolas Lampert. See here: — Milwaukee street art — More Milwaukee street art…

A House Divided

A House Divided

July 24, 2006

Milwaukee like many cities around the country has been seeing a condo boom in the past few years. Gentrification is redefining the character of long established neighborhoods, driving up housing…

New ghost bikes

New ghost bikes

June 30, 2006

Yesterday, members of Visual Resistance and Time’s Up installed two ghost bikes for 23-year old filmmaker Derek Lake, killed June 26 on Houston St, and Dr. Carl Nacht, killed June…

Arresting Graffiti

Arresting Graffiti

December 23, 2005

In what was an extensive and coordinated effort yesterday morning, at least 30 Dallas police officers attempted to round up 10 persons with arrest warrants. In the operation, six graffiti…

Ojeda lives on!

Ojeda lives on!

September 27, 2005

September 23rd marked the 137th anniversary of the insurgency of Lares in Puerto Rico, the attempt to gain independence from Spain in 1868. While the pro-independence movement celebrated, FBI assassins…

Buy Crack Here

Buy Crack Here

August 30, 2005

Reader Todd emails a fascinating story: I’m a social worker for Children’s Protective Serives here in Pittsburgh PA. I’m also a fan of street art, going through the city, often…

Borf Lives

Borf Lives

July 22, 2005

Below is one of the more intriguing e-mails we’ve ever gotten — looks like some folks in D.C. are taking on the idea raised by one of our commenters to…

Philly Mosaics

Philly Mosaics

July 1, 2005

Your Mind Better Be Blowing and Soon has wonderful photos of Isaiah Zagar‘s mosaic murals in Philadelphia. I happened across Zagar’s South St. murals in Philly a few years ago…

Corporate Graff

Corporate Graff

June 18, 2005

Founders and long standing members of TATS CRU got their start painting trains in the Bronx over twenty years ago. Today, TATS CRU has established itself as a legally legitimate…

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

May 3, 2005

This is a few weeks old by now, but fi5e’s comments on the city’s anti-graffiti campaign are probably the best I’ve read anywhere: I was just reading the website for…

Banksy

Banksy

March 24, 2005

If you read nothing else today, don’t miss Wooster’s post on Banky’s escapades in New York. The New York Times article is full of the condescending elitism you’d expect, but…

Gates Graf!

Gates Graf!

February 26, 2005

From Newsday: N.J. trio accused of leaving graffiti on `The Gates’ Police had no trouble locating three men suspected of scrawling graffiti Saturday on four of “The Gates”: the trio…

M-City

M-City

February 16, 2005

Today the Wooster Collective featured an amazing project called M-City: M-city in a first place is a play with the form and space of the city, played on the walls,…

BORF in the news

BORF in the news

February 1, 2005

On my daily Google News crawl, I was amazed and delighted to find that stencil artist BORF is making quite a splash in Raleigh, North Carolina. From the local Eyewitness…