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Kronk is a South African illustrator inspired by street culture, graffiti, comics and pop art. There is a nice range happening in his portfolio that suggests a strong set of skills in both graphic design and illustration.

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Lucas Noguera

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Lucas Nogueran is a Paris based illustrator and designer with a regularly updated blog of highly imaginative and artistic imagery drawing influences from street culture to skateboarding.

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Mike Giant on Jessie Street

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I am a long time fan and lover of all that grafitti artist Mike Giant does and here is a nice little snapshot of him doing what he does best.

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Faile: Updates

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In case you missed it this week, the street art powerhouse Faile updated with a new site and some really stellar new work.

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Peeta is a graffiti artist from Venice, Italy who started out in 1993. He is member of the EAD crew in Padova, Italy, and is also a part of the FX and RWK crew in NYC.

His work goes beyond the canvas into sculpture but the really interesting thing about his canvas work is his ability to visualize the letterforms dimensionally. He enhances this with shadows and splatters and the end result is really original.

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Muto – Animated Graffiti

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This video really blew my mind, literally right out of the back of my head. Muto is the creation of Blu Blu in Buenos Aires, Argentina. You can see more of Blu Blu’s work at their website. You can also keep track of them at their blog.

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Banksy – Cans Festival

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Well, I had known about this before it even happened and I apologize for not writing about this earlier. Banksy held a one-of-a-kind show this week simply titled, ‘Cans Festival’ (a word play on the Cannes film festival). He invited more than 3 dozen international artists but also encouraged visitors to contribute their own grafitti starting Saturday. The festival was held in an apparently rarely used South London tunnel. Banksy told the Times of London, “I’m hoping we can transform a dark forgotten filth pit into an oasis of beautiful art – in a dark forgotten filth pit.”

The interesting thing to note here as it is a sharp turn in the career of the outlaw artist is that the show was approved and facilitated by Eurostar. Eurostart manages tunnel as it lies under an old train platform belonging to them at Waterloo Station. It’s an interesting development for Banksy as he has in the past been considered a wanted man by London authorities. It begs the question also as to whether or not he has unofficially been adopted into the mainstream. I am hoping not because it always seems like you can apply an expiration date to an artist once they reach that critical mass. I think Banksy is a true innovator though and I can easily imagine him reinventing himself, maybe even in another medium, under another name where he will no doubt burn another new and amazing trail.

Pictures from the show:
At Flickr
At Notcot
At the Pinewood Design Blog 

News of the show:
At The International Herald Tribune

Video of the setup:
At Youtube

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