The Art of Sign Painting with Steve Powers
"Known in his early days as graffiti icon ESPO, Steve Powers has been a charismatic figure in both New York’s art and graffiti world throughout the past 20 years. Seen all over the streets of Philadelphia, New York, and Brooklyn, his flat top and name have been synonymous throughout these street scenes since the mid-90s. However, after ESPO’s success for several years, Steve decided to step away from the shadow lands of graffiti and establish himself as a sign painter. In this episode of Art Talk we accompany Steve to explore his new project "Love Letter to Brooklyn" in the heart of downtown at the old Macy’s parking garage. We get a behind the scenes look into his life as ESPO, how his work has developed over the years, and his life as a dad."
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A great new street artist is making a splash in Malaysia this month. Painter Ernest Zacharevic created four new works where his painted figures of mischievous children are seen interacting with their physical surroundings: an old bicycle, a motorcycle, or even windows on the side of a building. His most popular piece of two small children on a large bicycle has become a major destination in the city with dozens of people stopping to take creative photos. (via thisiscolossal)
Late post! I did this last year. Gonna make a new piece soon. :)
Apologies for some failed parts. I have to draw quickly…
I hope people would be inspired after seeing this work…
Pilipinas Street Art: PSP x AlaySining x Gerilya - SONA Assignment Pilipinas on GMA News Channel 11, featuring our Tikbalang wheatpaste at C5 Road and our Anti-Budget Cut mural collab with AlaySining in UP Diliman
"Finished 3d street painting at the chalkfestival sarasota FL. USA. Inspired by the Terracotta Army of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China. In honor of the arrival of Ego Leonard and to support his release out of his custody."
Artwork by Leon Keer
The so-called creative ‘block’ is very common in the environment or industry that I work in especially among very busy artists and designers, but if we think about it deeply, have we ever seen a creative ‘block’? Maybe the ‘block’ is just a metaphor and only exists in our minds?
Creative ‘block’ can become very real if we let it. Yes, there is some point that we are really stuck with what we are doing and one trick that I find effective is to start doing something different and stop thinking about having a block or what the block might be.
Anyway, if you are also fond of watching films just like me, these awesome documentaries I recently watched again might inspire you and fuel your creativity. Cheers!
Art & Copy (2009)
A must-see especially for advertising students. This documentary contains interviews with some of the biggest names in the advertising world. See the talented minds who created taglines forever embedded in the American psyche, including “Just Do It,” “Where’s the Beef?” and “Got Milk?” Hal Riney, Ed Rollins and many others share their insights.
Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)
This Oscar-nominated documentary is about amateur filmmaker Thierry Guetta’s project to record the underground world of street art then he suddenly meets Banksy, my favorite street artist blah blah blah… just watch!
Beautiful Losers (2008)
I will never get tired of watching this documentary. It is about a group of underground artists who began influencing areas from fashion and film to music and pop culture in the early 1990s along with art elements such as graffiti, skateboarding and street music. They just f*cking love to create art!