An Escape kit is a ticket from job to job in the industry I work in. Join me on my journey to find work that I wish I put in my kit and share the work you put in yours.
The work of Bordalo II
Portuguese artist Bordalo II has been stalking the streets of Lisbon looking for heaps of trash. Using mounds of discarded plastic sheeting, old tires, shingles, and tangles of electrical cable, he carefully repositions everything before spray painting it to resemble animals and insects.
Brazilian graffiti artists Os Gemeos who were invited to the Vancouver Biennale to turn six multi-story silos on Granville Island into their trademark ‘Giants.’ The murals on the 70-foot towers are now the largest paintings ever attempted by the pair, an astounding feat considering Os Gemeos completely donated a month of their time to create the non-profit art project.
French artist Le Cyklop has created quirky mini-figures spray painted on street poles in France.
UK Artists Irony & Boe have created a great collection of humongous animals throughout the streets of London.
Peace and War
New York-based artists ICY and SOT have created a series of striking stenciled street art. Their works are mostly about peace, war, society issues and human rights.
Whimsical Street Art
Street artist Filthy Luker and his art attacks are fantastic as well as this huge collection of anthropomorphic objects called Street Life.
Designer INSA creates animated “GIF-iti” pieces in locations around the world. Each mural is painted and photographed in sequence to create the awesome pieces above. If you’re interested in his work make sure to follow him on his tumblr here.
French street artist OakOak creates awesome pieces of art utilizing the environment around him.
English creatives Guus Ter Beek and Tayfun Sarier have created awesome street art, by taking the Photoshop eraser tool out onto the streets of London. Check out their ever growing collection on their tumblr blog here.
MURAL festival 2013
For its first edition, 35 local and international artists were actively engaged in the creation of gigantic murals that will redefine Main Street (Saint-Laurent Boulevard) for the year to come. Their original works can be admired in their final form, all day, every day… for free.
The work of Pejac
Street artist Pejac makes clever use of the urban environment in his works.
OMG, Who Stole My Ads?’
In Etienne Lavie’s latest project the artist has replaced the ubiquitous ads in Paris with classical works of art.
Melbourne-based artist Rone, known for his paintings of beautiful women, recently painted an amazing giant mural on the side of a building in Berlin.
Urban art firm SpY has created a massive installation, made up of 150 fake security cameras all mounted onto the side of a building in Madrid, Spain.