Archive for February, 2009

28
Feb
09

Blast From The Past

What if Mayor Larry ran Bethlehem?
(It’s the question on everyone’s mind…)
What if??

28
Feb
09

Check out Wooster

http://www.woostercollective.com/

Wooster Collective is one of the best street art sites out there. If you haven’t heard of it, I recommend that you get acquainted.

http://gothamist.com/2006/12/15/11_spring_stree_2.php

Pics from the NYC 11 Spring Street art-show.

Right now I’m swamped with schoolwork and am anxiously waiting for spring to start…but I’ve got another street art project on the go, one which involves cardboard tubing and army-green paint.

Oh, did I mention that our dear Mayor Larry is finally standing trial on influence-peddling charges in about a month and a half? Mayor Larry’s been the butt of many of my street-art potshots and it’d only be fitting to come up with some sort of tribute to him.

24
Feb
09

How bad will this recession get?

“Economic Crisis Survival Kit” by yours truly
’cause Canadian Tire money, being redeemable for power tools, will still hold its value.

Economic Crisis Survival Kit

24
Feb
09

Street art I like

There’s a certain joyous energy to Jace’s stuff which I love.
Jace mural

http://www.gouzou.net/

For all that’s been said about Banksy, D-Face is equally as clever. He’s worked in spraypaint, stencils, stickers as well as creating giant plastic figures.

http://www.dface.co.uk/

Fafi pulls off beautiful pieces that seem impossible for covert street art.

http://www.fafi.net/

05
Feb
09

What has street art done for you?

swapbox61

A movie (well, a short film) is being made about the Swap Bopx Project in Ottawa, and we’re looking for testimonials.

05
Feb
09

A bit about what it is that what I do does.

A musing on the characteristics of the Swap Box… and a manifesto on what street art itself should be.

1. Swap Box improves its immediate environment and adds to its use characteristics. Where previously there was a telephone pole or a sheet of plywood there is now a piece of interactive art. Swap Box is also interactive. People are free to place items within the Box and take what they wish.

2. Swap Box adds beauty, wonder and an element of ever-changing uncertainty to the urban landscape. One does not know what will be in the Swap Box unless one looks inside.

3. Swap Box reduces all to equals in their use of it. President Bush and a six-year-old child both have the same relation to Swap Box when they open it and look inside. The creator of the Swap Box, likewise, has no idea of what will be inside.

4. Swap Box is capable of being easily adapted to any city and any situation…all it takes is a few things and a bit of work. Likewise, Swap Box can be decorated any way which the Swap Box creator wishes

5. Swap Box creates something within the urban landscape which keeps people coming back to check on it. It becomes a destination in itself.

6. Swap Box draws people’s paths together and provides a potential meeting-place for strangers.

05
Feb
09

A Swap Box in action…

Wondering how a Swap Box gets used?

Take a look for yourself…





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