Thursday, December 5, 2013
Stencil by Norway’s DOT DOT DOT. Nice placement.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Birdman Photos is back with a short film starring some of the world’s best public artists and shot at an abandoned water park betweeen Los Angeles and Las Vegas. From the video’s description:
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
California artist Eddie Colla, who has been up in the streets of L.A. for a decade, recently had one of his images “appropriated” by WalMart and sold as a “Banksy” to unsuspecting customers of the world-destroying mega-chain. To retaliate, the artist has created a print celebrating the cognitive dissonance created by Wal Mart’s use of his image. He explains more in this interview with 1XRUN. Full details on the print to follow…
1xRun: It’s been a few years since you create this image and slogan – did you ever think it would be hijacked by Walmart and labeled a BANKSY?
Eddie Colla: That’s the irony, isn’t it? I made a piece about individuals controlling their own fate and not making their success contingent on the approval of others. It then gets adopted by a neo-feudal corporation like Walmart. A corporation whose employment practices have created a 2 million person underclass in this country. That’s where this becomes an issue of conviction. Walmart waves American Flags, kowtows to a hypocritical right wing Christian ideology but that’s merely a marketing strategy. If Walmart actually believed in any part of that ridiculous rhetoric they would certainly never put work by an artist like me in their stores.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Lardmeister makes digital, 3D images of plus sized women engaged in various activities, usually starring his character Misty. Here Misty and a new friend, Juana, enjoy tacos at their local taco truck.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Los Angeles native UNFORTUNATE PORTRAIT insists we refer to him as an “illustrator,” not an “artist”. Whatever you call him, he has has gained recognition for his unabashedly amateurish portraits capturing the irony of various American lifestyles and subcultures, including ours (above). With over 1,000 Instagram followers in less than two months, and a nod from BULLET magazine, the “illustrator” has already started making t-shirts which will be available next week. Follow @unfortunateportrait on Instagram for more info. Keep reading for some examples…
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
“We are dissecting the timeless struggle of nations, looking at America through the mythology of the Cowboy and the Indian- a great duality within American history. Our work is a reflection of the way we are pushing for a new world, and a society that thrives and feeds off of creativity and forward thinking. Cooperation over competition. Progression through evolution. Sometimes you’re a Cowboy. Sometimes you’re an Indian. Sometimes you’re both.” - Cyrcle