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Kensington Road Mural

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If you are familiar with Toronto, you will know that street art is nothing new to the city’s vibrant Kensington Market area but this is officially bananas (and carrots). A group of local volunteers known as the Toronto Public Space Committee painted the city’s first road mural in the middle of Baldwin Street.  Continue reading

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Positivity, freedom, love and nature

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In the small Italian town of Arcugnano, 5 murals grace the walls of the local kindergarten. Okuda San Miguel was invited to participate in the 3rd edition of the “Art in the Streets” project where he and his assistant Antonyo Marest used bold colours and patterns to connect the art to the surrounding community. In his own words, Okuda describes how his process was impacted by the children, parents and teachers  of Arcugnano: “I had a project in mind but in Arcugnano I changed my mind to leave a message of positivity, freedom, love and nature”. Continue reading

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La Iglesia Skate

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In the Spanish city of Llanera, in the northwestern principality of Asturias, skateboarding is a religion. So much so, in fact, that a collective of skateboarders called the Church Brigade bought a 100-year-old church and converted it into La Iglesia Skate (“Skate Church” in English). The Church Brigade’s indoor skate mecca caught the eye of Madrid-based artist Okuda San Miguel, known for his brand of vibrantly colored, pop cubism-meets-surrealist art. Continue reading

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Rise UP Detroit

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HOUSE OF MEGGS announces the completion of ‘Rise Up,’ David ‘MEGGS’ Hooke’s largest solo mural to date. At over 6,000 square feet, it towers over the eastern section of Detroit’s Russell industrial district and serves as an iconic symbol of the city’s ups and downs. The mural, which features an image of a tiger and the text ‘Rise Up,’ reveals a constant symbol of hope and strength that the city can identify with as it moves into a new era of change and regrowth. Continue reading

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Jamming in the streets of Portugal

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Portuguese street artist Odeith recently completed this amazing tribute to Bob Marley. The enormous mural, which took the artist a few days to complete, is an extraordinary, monochromatic portrayal of the legendary singer. Residents of Quinta do Mocho in Portugal were pleasantly surprised to come upon the remarkably elaborate portrait, which towers stories above the street. Continue reading

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What We Came For

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“What We Came For”, a mural by Cara Lynch in partnership with NYC DOT’s Urban Art Program and the Historic House Trust of New York, draws inspiration from the historic houses of the Bronx and art deco influences apparent in the surrounding area. The patterns and colors used in the mural are pulled directly from textiles and architectural elements from the historic houses of the Bronx.

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