Partizaning is a an urban replanning group that does some humorous guerrilla interventions, where they try to intersect street art and social activism. This Russian based art-based activism group goes through local communities with some really awesome projects, like this one called “Drunk Pedestrians.” This funny and practical street sign was installed outside of a Moscow nightclub, warning drivers to watch out for drunken pedestrians who fill the streets after hours.
Ernest Zacharevic has been creating some ingenious interactive art in the streets of Malaysia. His new works are of painted figures interacting with their physical surroundings, like this piece of two children on a large bicycle, which has become a major destination in the city. He invites locals and tourists to send him pictures of them interacting with the street art piece and let’s the public imagination interpret as they please… there is no right meaning because you make your own meaning. You can see some interpretations here!
Today Amnesty International is kicking off a month-long campaign at Times Square in New York City to support a strong global arms treaty. Believe it or not guns have fewer regulations than bananas, and so using humor and irony DXTR (The Weird) created a series of illustrations for this Bananfesto to help make a case for the upcoming global Arms Trade Treaty at the United Nations. You can sign the petition here or if you are in the area join the rally today in Times Square!
Polish photographer Jan Kriwol manipulates images that defy reality and trick your eyes. His work is surreal and of a world that seems impossible to believe, but done with such skill that you hesitate to not believe. This particular photo from his “Paper Realities” series is an insane take on defacing the urban landscape by literally pulling the face of the building off its structure. Check out the rest of the series.
A bit confused by this image? Well, this is a remote controlled helicopter made out of a dead cat. Dutch artist Bart Jansen didn’t know what to do when his pet cat named Orville was killed by a car, so to honor Orville he had his cat taxidermied and built in a helicopter engine and propellers into the body. Check out the final test run video of this flying beast, the Orvillecopter!
French artist Mademoiselle Maurice does a lot of awesome urban art installations. Her latest creation in Paris is this series stunning geometric shapes and patterns on public street surfaces made from rainbow colored origami. Influenced from her brief stay in Japan, these temporary origami installations are a beautiful way to bring color and peace to the streets.
Most of you have seen the comic book movies that show the origins of our beloved superheros and I am sure many of you have thought what if they actually existed. Well, Indonesian photographer Agan Harahap has been inspired by this idea and manipulates superheroes into vintage war photos. He takes the superheros (and villains) and makes incredible “real” photos… most importantly to keep the photos “originality” he uses heroes in their original uniforms, so as to not have them seem out of place. Check out more of his work – it’s truly incredible!
Adrián Villar Rojas creates enormous head-scratching sculptures reminiscent of dreams that look like they could’ve only fallen out of the sky. The piece of a life-sized beached whale in the forests of Argentina is amazing. At first glance it appears to be a real whale decomposing far from it’s natural habitat, but then you notice tree stumps growing out of it which makes you wonder if the whale has mummified for so long that the forest has claimed it.
The Carmichael Collective has some ingenius street art. We previously shared with you their Bug Memorials and now their latest project is the “Urban Plant Tag.” These over sized plant tags are stuck into the ground by street signs, benches, and mailboxes (above) with the care instructions… this mailbox is an endangered species that needs to be feed stamped objects, dormant on Sundays, and always inconveniently placed (very true).
German installation artist Cornelia Konrads creates insane gravity defying land art installations. Her work gives the illusion of weightlessness, where objects like sticks stacked to form passage doorways appear to be suspended in mid-air, making it seem like the installation is actually falling apart in front of your eyes. Instead of falling her pieces float in space, and until you get up close it’s an amazing eye trick.