Chalk One Up for Julian
June 4, 2005 10:16 AM   Subscribe

Julians Beever draws on sidewalks with chalk. His drawings range from insects to commercial objects to self portraits. I don't know if he designs them on a his laptop, but as with LCD screens, viewing angle is critically important.
posted by alms (28 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Very talented guy. Great link alms.
posted by DeepFriedTwinkies at 10:20 AM on June 4, 2005

I walk by a street artist everyday who recreates renaissance paintings in chalk on the sidewalk. I thought that was pretty cool until this post - these pictures here are amazing. The 3-d effect is very impressive. Thanks for the post.
posted by Staggering Jack at 10:27 AM on June 4, 2005

Great stuff and a very unfortunate name.
posted by fenriq at 10:32 AM on June 4, 2005

see also
posted by puke & cry at 10:32 AM on June 4, 2005

It sometimes seems that corporate anything is anathema to many urban artists (and not without reason). It's refreshing to see one who very clearly doesn't let things like that factor into his decisions regarding what to draw.
posted by Ryvar at 10:39 AM on June 4, 2005

The "also" link doesn't work. That is some cool stuff, though. FIrst time I'm seeing it; thanks.
posted by Doohickie at 10:43 AM on June 4, 2005

Neat. Thanks. alms.
posted by nobody at 10:46 AM on June 4, 2005

Wow. Awesome stuff. Thanks!
posted by handshake at 10:56 AM on June 4, 2005

this metafilter IS more addictive that crack! hep me hep me!
posted by tarantula at 11:15 AM on June 4, 2005

This is fantastic!
posted by buriednexttoyou at 11:17 AM on June 4, 2005

Incredible stuff. Great link.
posted by farishta at 11:23 AM on June 4, 2005

Aha! What I've been asking for all along:

Swimming pool (viewed properly)

Swimming pool (viewed from the other side)
posted by vacapinta at 11:43 AM on June 4, 2005

Completely remarkable!! Thanks for the links.
posted by ashbury at 11:44 AM on June 4, 2005

Wow... how inspiring. The thing about this kind of art that I find difficult to come to terms with is the reality that it's temporary... all that work and beauty, just to be washed away someday. Sand castles are the same way.

posted by Witty at 11:45 AM on June 4, 2005

whoops, also.
posted by puke & cry at 11:47 AM on June 4, 2005

Wow, I love anamorphic images. This is inspiring stuff. Thanks!
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 11:49 AM on June 4, 2005

These are simply breath taking. Wish I could see them in person - I can't seem to convince myself that they're all illusions.
posted by muddgirl at 12:28 PM on June 4, 2005

The 3D effect is pretty awesome.
posted by slf at 1:48 PM on June 4, 2005

Wow - that coke bottle one is amazing.
posted by blendor at 2:26 PM on June 4, 2005

Oh man, until I saw the pool picture from a different angle, I had no idea how hard it'd be to pull these off. Holy shit.
posted by NickDouglas at 2:27 PM on June 4, 2005

Amazing! Great post.
posted by Ricky_gr10 at 5:56 PM on June 4, 2005

When he draws a 4-D hypersphere on that 2-D pavement I'll be even more impressed ;)
posted by renesisx at 6:06 PM on June 4, 2005

renesisx: When you try that, this is what happens ;-)
posted by Pinback at 6:32 PM on June 4, 2005

i can't stop reading the first sentence of this FPP out loud.
posted by quonsar at 7:41 PM on June 4, 2005

This is the coolest thing I have seen in a long time.
posted by UseyurBrain at 8:08 PM on June 4, 2005

the I Madonnari is a sidewalk chalk drawing festival that takes place the world over.
posted by Hat Maui at 10:58 PM on June 4, 2005

This is one of the greatest FPPs in a long time. Thanks so much.
posted by mek at 2:34 AM on June 5, 2005

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