Was the pilfered painting worth it?
Detroit's 555 Gallery
saved a stencil from scrappers, but now wants to sell it.
Clever camera trickery in the form of flash stencilling
by enclosing the flash and creating a window of a specific shape to let the light through, and then ‘light painting’ for the camera. [more inside]
the long-awaited (by me and other fontaholics) follow-up to Font Conference
. Better than the first IMO, but I'm sure we can still take issue with some of the 'characters'. [more inside]
Pinning down the elusive Banksy.
"The art world is the biggest joke going," he has said. "It’s a rest home for the overprivileged, the pretentious, and the weak." Yet the stencilist/graffiti writer's pieces regularly sell for hundreds of thousands of pounds at places like Sotheby's--not bad for a man who still remains cloaked in complete anonymity. The New Yorker
gets a rare e-mail interview. [Previously: 1
Urban Haute Couture
"is about street art and street art only. Since a couple of years ago there's a boom in street art. To be clear we're not talking about graffiti. We're talking about street art
that is spraypaint/marker template based, stickers, posters and combinations of those. This new breed of street art, except for using the urban landscape as a medium, has actually nothing to do with graffiti." Cities include Berlin, Amsterdam and the Romanian Stencil Archive
Giant world map stencil
- Teach kids that there's more to this wide world of ours than just their hometown with this giant pavement stencil. Learning geography has never been this much fun!