remember JR’s awesome photographic work in kenya? more on that:

if you have been to tel aviv lately, you’ve seen the work of pilpeled – 24 year old graphic artist whose recent 3-dimensional works include a cool patterned pillow and the tooth ashtray, bina

known for striking graphics – often using collage, my favorite are his b+w street pieces which is why the 3 week only large-scale print for the pop-up design shop ‘rafsoda’ <meaning raft in hebrew> is so kick-a$s!  i’m on the right . . . peaking

but crappity-crap, i’m across the world in brooklyn and only just found out. today’s the last day 😦  womps – hope this video makes me you feel better

bzzzzz

bzzzzz

metro doubles as bomb shelter

metro

spent the weekend in washington dc visiting old stomping grounds with wonderful company.

friday went to the smithsonian craft show, which was smaller than i had anticipated.  couldn’t tell who the intended audience was because the assortment was so varied, but my favorites included iron design company, deborah faye adler + andrea janosik – the latter of two hail from brooklyn.  yeps, traveled four hours – 8 total to come home with a fort green necklace (adler’s):

bent one

bent one

saturday was spent at the hirshhorn enjoying a little respite from swampy oppressive heat (no really, i love the sun but they were out of 2ball-screwballs)

dubuffet <3

dubuffet

over the course of several miles logged, snapped the following two images of sweet street art – would love to know more if “you” have any info

near convention center

near convention center

by the capitol4

by the capitol

and now i’m going back into my cave of prep for handmade cavalcade, renegade and bazaar bizarre <which i know you are sick of hearing about but hey it’s not a blog world>. it’s an 80 in coney, going to do the most important things (soak up sun, eat, art) world. xo, xo

little girl

os gemeos

i was first introduced to the brilliant work of os gemeos (twins in portuguese) at tokion’s creativity now conference several years ago.  identical twin brothers otavio and gustavo pandolfo are the masterminds behind playful spray-painted figures popularized on the streets of san paulo.  if you have been to coney island, one of their incredible murals illuminates stillwell ave directly across the street from the subway terminal.

os gemeos are celebrated for their lighthearted approach to street art: their work elevates graffiti beyond vandalism and they receive deep praise and attention as a result.

kelburn castle

kelburn castle

despite having been painted in 2007, the graffiti project on kelburn castle has been receiving much press recently.  located near fairlie, north ayrshire, scotland, this castle is thought to be the oldest* in scotland *to have been continuously inhabited by the same family (kind of like totonno’s modifiers) when the graffiti project learned of necessary renovations – the concrete exterior must soon be replaced – owners teamed up with os gemeos to make the most of this interim period with a remarkable opportunity: use the castle as a temporary canvas.

chacateristic yellow-skinned characters

chacateristic yellow-skinned characters

ballerina

ballerina

there was no shortage of imagination – this undertaking perfectly reflects their style: attention to detail, bright color palette, playful nature. check out this flickr set for more photos. or the youtube vid for a 5min 45sec recap.

os gemeos? eu te amo ❤

roof view

chimney

banksy, poster boy, os gemeos, invader . . . just a few street artists offering up their talents for all to enjoy at no cost.  enter google maps.

street art locator seems to be in it’s preliminary stages [read: not much nyc content] but just as twitter was the first to break news of a plane in the hudson, it’s up to us – the people! – to make this site worthwhile for visitors and those with interest.

if graffiti isn’t your thing, here is an nyc public sculpture map.  similar concept, but just one source: MUG.  i hope to check out group of four trees soon

Dubuffet, Chase Manhattan Plaza

Dubuffet, Chase Manhattan Plaza

finally! my mysteries are resolved, judith supine is one answer.  in june of 2007 i fell in love with his street art in the lower east side and east village.  the combination of neon colors (evoking that highlighter-lover in me) and illustration/pen style was fresh and beautiful to my tired eyes.

l.e.s. church

l.e.s. church

truth be told, i probably snapped that photo en route to doughnut plant.  at last, i am finally able to put a name to the art.  which, admittedly, took entirely too long seeing as he signed the ear intestine.  either way, here is a youtube of judith in action:

another les street artist i came to admire is deuce 7

les church (right image)

thanks gothamist, even though i should have better read the sig. oh + thanks to lost at e minor too.