The Italian street artist Peeta, also known as Manuel Di Rita, is the author of superb murals of several meters. His works confer an impression of volume with a play of lights and shades, with a very specific style. Continue reading →
Dorothy Counts – the first Black girl to attend an all White school in the United States – being teased and taunted by her White male peers at Charlotte’s Harry Harding High School, 1957. Continue reading →
People pass a new mural depicting Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II spray painted onto an external wall of a house in south-east London, Britain, 16 May 2016. The artwork is created by Banksy-style street painter “Catman”. Continue reading →
Besides many skyscrapers with cool gray concrete blocks, the appearance of Gamcheon in Busan is a special feature spreading a mysterious appeal. The village impresses travellers from the very first sign of eye-catching decorative paints, lively combination. Gamcheon will make you extremely overwhelmed by harmonious beauty of art and history. Continue reading →
A youth organization that’s been known to use graffiti as a means of expression has teamed up with the government of Mexico to rehabilitate Palmitas, a town in the Pachuca district. Under the moniker “Germen Crew,” the group painted 209 houses, or twenty-thousand square meters of facade, into a single rainbow mural.
According to streetartnews, the impact has been extremely positive: 452 families, or 1808 people, were affected by this project, resulting in violence amongst youths being entirely eradicated. The group, whose name literally means “germ crew,” have made community involvement a priority, which could partially explain the good results. Continue reading →
As the world moves to cities, so does art. And just as art can inspire political action and resistance, so too do the walls of the city become canvases for important street art messages. The graffiti and street art on this list is perfect for spreading messages about environmentalism and climate change to a wider audience.
This street art uses simple slogans and provocative images to spread important and inspiring ideas in ways that are easy to remember. Such art can inspire people to action or at least remind them about important issues that they may have forgotten.