Archive for the ‘Street Art’ Category

Lovely…idea

Someone sang “love is in the air”, someone sang “street of love” and someone make it artwhere??? On or inside a Milan’s sidewalk

Area Brera in Milan

Area Brera in Milan

This work is made of bottle caps, maybe pushed into the sidewalk when, in a hot summer day, the asphalt was melted

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A song for you

 

Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!

I wish you all Merry Christmas!!! 😉

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Happy Holidays!!!

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Buon Natale!!!!

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Feliz Natal!!!!

Reverse graffiti project

Many times we have listened discussion about murals and graffiti  because they are considered vandalism by someone and work of art by other. Projects Reverse graffiti can be a solution that puts all agree. It is a method of creating graffiti on walls or other surfaces by removing dirt from a surface. The idea came from English artist Paul Curtis (Moose) who created clean street art on the walls of San Francisco’s Broadway Tunnel.
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You can make murals, graphics or graffiti tags anywhere you wanted (also on shop’s roller shutterlike in the photo) and legally . The tools aren’t  paints or spray but stencils, cleaners and pressure-water.
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This remembers me “dirty art car”.
Using stencil with the brand’s shape you can made street marketing . The example below spreads a clear message: for a cleaner city. In order to send the message that the new smart mhd reduces the emission and prevents pollution of the city they used the city itself as the medium:
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Julian Beever and the art floor

A kind of street art is the one made on the floor: FLOOR ART. A famous exponent of this is Julian Beever, an artist who is incredible able to draw pavements in the streets.

The most amazing characteristic of his images is their  three dimensionality when the views see from the correct angle. He reproduces many subjects like eroes, animals, landscapes and also selfportraits. I remember that when I was young walking in the centre of Milan, my city, I saw similar street art that were called “madonnari” because represented religious subjects. Also they were amazing because of the ability of the artist to create an impression of 3 dimensions from one particular viewpoint with simple tools: coloured chalks and a sidewalk.

 As many examples in this blog also Julian Beever technique can be use on a marketing profile making with it a kind of advertisement (look to coca-cola bottle or the computer here below).coke1portab31

 

 

 

Also Kurt Wenner is another artist who uses the same Beever’s technique especially also for advertising.smart

They aren’t  alone in the field of floor art because we can have some painting from India. Here it is called Rangoli It is a form of sandpainting decoration that uses finely ground white powder and colours, and is used commonly outside homes in India. Rangoli can be wall art as well as floor art. We can see how street art can belong to different culteres.420987_f520

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Art Car

If you think to a thing that invades our cities you probably mention CARS, don’t you???

We all know that great studies focus on car’s design under profile of safety and security, dynamics, comfort and also under a business one….but here I want to show you a kind of design opposed to the one that we have in our mind…it is a mixture of design and art: ART CAR.

Lego art car
Lego art car

  

Graphiti art  car
Graphiti art car

 

Sea shells car art
Sea shells car art

This are some examples…for me the best and funniest but in this blog you can find infinite other examples.I found a definition of this on Wikipedia : “An art car is a vehicle that has its appearance modified as an act of personal artistic expression”. Most car artists are ordinary people; this people, that transform their cars, seems to participate to a competition or to come out from the musical “Grease” in the scene where Danny and his friends remake their car’s design.

Greased lightning from "Grease"
Greased lightning from Grease

 

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 My favourite art car drive is called dirty car art by Scott Wade’s, a creative man who transform car’s dust into art!!! he “paint” on motoring rear windows everything he wants from landscape to famous personality or famous masterpiece of art. Before wash your car called him! Maybe this can change us and we will be not obsessed by car-wash.;-)

 

Less grey…more colour!

In Brazil there are two artists that tried to give colour to the grey urban asphalt. This idea belongs to Anderson Augusto e Leonardo Delafuente, that in San Paolo, they coloured objects which makes up the urban scenario like: manholes covers,  sidewalks, storm drains and light posts. This is absolutely street art that improves their city’s appearance and makes happy the everyday walk of thousand of people. They demonstrate that somenthing of the urban scenery wich is forgotten by all, like a gutter, can become a piece of art. The two artist, in this way started the project called 6meia, with the purpose of changing and transforming daily life. It’s called “6meia” because at this moment the the hands of the clock look to bent, and if you behave like them you can see their works.

As you can see they don’t just paint anything, random faces and objects, but they even make some pieces inspired by classic paintings and movies (as Robin and Batman!)

IF YOU WANT TO SEE WHERE THE WORKS ARE DESIGNED HAVE A LOOK HERE AND DISCOVER WHERE THEY COME FROM

This project was used also to make adevertising about shoes: another example of MARKETING &DESIGN !!!

 

Street’s art/design

Panettoni (Photo by Sabrina R.)

Panettoni (Photo by Sabrina R.)

Have you ever notice in Milan those strange objects that have the function of no parking called “panettoni”?

 

 

Those roadside bollards are designed by Enzo Mari but Pao, a street artistis, in 2000 trasformed them into something wich revives Milan’s underground scene and the pedestrian’s curiosity thanks to their colours and creativity. “Panettoni” changed into “penguins”. Have a look at the reason!
Penguin (Photo by Sabrina R.)

Penguin (Photo by Sabrina R.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They became something simbolic in Milan’s street, changing desolate corners of city life onto oases of colour.  His sculptures spring from an observation of contemporary society and the grey inertia of everyday life in Milan directed the artist to respond with the fluorescent colours that tipify his work.