In Japan, there are many cities and towns that place visually stunning works of art right underneath pedestrians’ feet. There are almost 6,000 of these covers around the country, turning unattractive necessities into eye candy. Photographer S. Morita has documented hundreds of these covers over the years which are available on Morita’s Flickr page.
PangeaSeed, which is an organization dedicated to saving the lives of endangered sea wildlife, just wrapped up it’s street art project “Sea Walls Expeditions: Murals for Oceans" in Isla de Mujeres, Mexico which was sponsored by fans and 1xRun. The project found 15 world renown street artists working together to put up murals around the city to bring awareness to the endangered species. I’ll have a more detailed post soon with many more images but for now be sure and check out the images below too! (Artists above: Tatiana Suarez, Nosego, Shark Toof and Smithe):
Chinese-born, South Africa-based artistDALeast was recently in Poland painting a new mural for the Street Art Doping mural festival in Warsaw. This is one of the few murals he has painted as of late, as he has been focusing on studio work this year. DAL’s distinctive style evolved from his effort to paint large pieces without using much paint, a technique he came up with back in his homeland. As time went on, this technique became his unique, recognizable signature.
Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic turns the corners of towns into a brilliant series of interactive murals. He first creates a setting mixing paint and real objects in an ordinary alley, then invites people to interact with this scene and takes pictures of their propositions. The goal is to guarantee the consistency between the setting and the participant to make the scene as lively as possible. Since Zacharevic was given the mission to embellish the Malay city of Penang, he settled there and spread his participative art through the run down streets of the city. His interactive murals have become a landmark in Malaysia. (cf. Street art community)