Low Bros

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From screen to canvas to walls the German crew known as the Low Bros represent with some geometric animal-inspired work that is pure eye candy.

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Mr. Kone

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I don’t know how I have never heard of this guy but if you are a fan of street-inspired design and illustration his work is DOPE. I haven’t used that word confidently in a while (probably because it makes me feel old) but damn his stuff nice. He’s got a great store too full of all kinds of goodies. I am definitely keeping an eye on the Mexican illustrator Mr. Kone.

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Banksy: Back in the Saddle

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Everyone’s old art pal has taken to the streets, commenced sticking his finger in the pot and has begun stirring again. As always with Banksy’s work, expect moments of simple brilliance.

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Robert Proch

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Artist Robert Proch creates kinetic loose free-form yet subjective imagery that he is somehow able to translate through the mediums of canvas, paper, walls and into animation.

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Neighbors: Mike Giant

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Agency Charlie has put together a nice little series of short stories about individuals from various neighborhoods in San Francisco titled Neighbors. This segment focuses on Mike Giant and his life and work as an artist in SF. Mike is someone we have always held in high regard.

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Peachbeach is the work of ‘three village delinquents’ based in Berlin who move fluidly from wall (graffiti) to pencil to screen with some excellent characters readymade for apparel including little gnome farmer hobbits riding squirrels.

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123 Klan – 2011 Reel

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The infamous 123 Klan has posted a new show reel for 2011. They are still on top of their game and owning their style after what constitutes a very long time in this industry.

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123 Klan: New Website

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The infamous graffiti-inspired design crew 123 Klan have updated with a new website with several new projects including work for clients like dAidas, Nike, Stussy, Vans, Carhartt and Johnny Cupcakes. They’ve kept busy over the years and have really boiled their style down to what works.

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German street artist QBRK is part of the TPL Crew and has taken his work from both the street to the gallery and back again. He has a colorful and artistic style and it makes for an interesting display in the carefully selected places he chooses to paint.

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German graffiti artist, illustrator and graphic designer Dxxxtr has some mad skills under his belt. You can see some of this work that seamlessly moves from street walls to computer screens in his Flickr-folio.

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Fatoe: Updates

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I dropped in on Mike Orduña yesterday after seeing some really endearing pictures of him and his son on Facebook yesterday. I always feel like some weird stalker when I look at stuff like that on Facebook but something shows up in your feed and you click on a picture and the next thing you know you are looking at something like that. Facebook kind of weirds me out because of that. Seeing him with his son did make me excited to be a dad though.

Anyway, Mike who goes by the name ‘Fatoe’ has some new work in his portfolio and as always it’s worth checking out.

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Big Bag Big Boom is the latest video to be released by the ridiculously amazing street painting crew Blu. Their explanation for the project is as follows: “an unscientific point of view on the beginning and evolution of life … and how it could probably end”.

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Numskull: Updates

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Australian graffiti artist Numskull has continued updating his site with more examples of his sarcastic pop culture clash artwork that mixes typography, comic and cartoon imagery we all love and fear. If you are unfamiliar with his work you can read an interview with him at Side Street Sydney that gets into his process and the psychology behind his imagery. You can also purchase posters of his Wooden Toy Publishing and Stupid Krap.

I am a big fan of his work. His use of typography is of particular interest to me but the mixing of ‘pop/comic type’ with comic book and cartoon figures is just brilliant.

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1-2-1 Jeff Staple and Futura

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Founder and Creative Director of Staple Design & Reed Space, Jeff Staple sits down and talks, no BS with internationally known graffiti artist Futura.

Anecdotal story: Futura’s studio is really close to Lifelongfriendshipsociety and last time I was there I stopped into his store and picked up a shirt and a crewneck sweatshirt for something like 20 bucks. Both are still two of the coolest shirts I own. Totally made my day at the time.

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Broken Fingaz

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This is the first animation clip produced by Tant and Unga of the ‘Broken Fingaz‘ graffiti crew from Israel. Be sure to drop by their website after the video to see more of their work.

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Faux Reel

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Dan Bergeron has been creating subversive, photo-based street works for almost a decade. His work addresses social and political themes and sometimes only attempts to re-contextualize the physical space it utilizes.

His ‘Face of the City’ project is one of the projects you could file under ‘re-contextualization’ but the images are striking and even more so considering the occupied space.

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Miss Bugs

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Miss Bugs is actually a team of two comprised of one girl and one boy. There mishmash work combines imagery from popular culture with references to street culture and graffiti. They approach their imagery graphically, using collage, stencil, silk-screen and anything else they can get their hands on. The two artists are originally from Bristol and Wales but moved to London in 2001 where they have slowly emerged as heavy hitters in the street art and graffiti scene.

I was quite taken by their work, but it is sure to stir controversy amongst artists and creatives as it again uses preexisting imagery and art similar to the approach taken by artists like Shepard Fairey. I do think some of the work from Miss Bugs is much more original though and more akin to a streetwise version of Andy Warhol. You can read an anonymous (they keep with the Banksy theory) interview with the artists at Juxtapoz as well.

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House of Meggs: Photostream

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I wrote about Meggs unique artwork a long while back but only recently stumbled across his Flickr-folio and not only rediscovered his amazing work but found a lot of work that I didn’t see at his website.

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