Graffiti

The Birmingham Graffiti Scene: Alive and Kicking

Olly MacNamee | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly MacNamee

Monday morning and the festivities of 420 and Bradford Street was awash with new pieces from the famous and infamous of Birmingham's street art scene. Alive and kicking, but just not very good at blowing it's own trumpet. So, as an adopted son of this city, that's where I will happily step in and learn to play the trumpet.

LOOK: This Is The Most London Piece Of Vandalism Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Comedy

This might just be the most London piece of vandalism ever. Love this @stephenfry @Henryvonstifle @TimeOutLondon @simonpegg pic.twitter.com/AmtqZxj...

'Street Eraser' Brings Photoshop Delete Tool To The Real World

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Tech

The thing about the modern world is so much of it is an illusion. Not just advertising, but the very streets we live on are constructed, painted, remo...

The Rise and Rise of the Street Art Festival

Jo Brooks | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jo Brooks

Standing in the dank, fume-ridden disused road tunnel in an untrendy, forgotten corner of south London, little did I realise I was witnessing the start of a new art phenomenon. It was 2008 and the Cans Festival was taking shape.

#WithSyria: Banksy Recreates Balloon Girl Image To Mark Third Year Of Conflict (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK

British graffiti artist Banksy has recreated his iconic balloon girl artwork to mark the third year of the Syrian conflict. The image first appear...

Humour and Beauty in On the Streets With Jilly Ballistic, Mobstr, Pose, Anthony Lister, Borondo

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

This week's 'On the Streets' focuses on the subtle humour and finer elegance of street art. The pieces that caught our attention, located mostly in NYC and London, are all conceptually fresh, original and have something of a Duchampian aura.

PHOTOS: London Traffic Sign Artbomber Uses Stickmen to Question Government

Christina Kenny | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Kenny

If you've visited the City, Southbank or Southwark in the last couple of months, the odds are you've passed by - or under - Clet's work. The Florence-based French artist has doctored a number of traffic signs in the capital by adding a serious of mischievous figures...

The Legalities of Street Art

Mary McCarthy | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mary McCarthy

A time where the Houses of Parliament are hosting an auction for the proceeds of a Banksy wall piece to be donated to charity, where the NYC Department of Transportation has made street art a priority, judges are pardoning artists due to their obvious talents and we bear witness to the ultimate irony - Walmart selling prints of Banksy's 'Destroy Capitalism' to the mass market.

On the Streets - The Freshest Global Street Art 15 November 2013

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

''On the Streets'' this week starts off with the sumptuous, emotive piece by Rone in Berlin. Well-known for capturing the alluring decaying female beauty on a large scale, the wall stands out with its carefully balanced fragility and ephemeral visual elegance and rawness of the characters.

PIC: Hard-Hitting Political Graffiti

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Comedy

CND signs and 'smash the state' comments are soooo last century. Yes, on the ladies' toilet door in a restaurant in Pimlico, a far more important d...

Bieber Charged After 'Defacing A Building'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

Justin Bieber could be in more trouble with the law, after he was reportedly charged by police in Brazil for spray painting graffiti on a wall. Bra...

Does the Commercialisation of Street Art Undermine the Work?

Mary McCarthy | Posted 19.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Mary McCarthy

Banksy's recent activity in New York has generated mountains of coverage, in print and online. But what does the greater coverage of urban artists mean for the street art market? Certainly the internet has made street art more accessible, more widely viewed and more popular - would Banksy be as popular without the internet?

She Is Afghanistan's First Street Artist, and She Might Actually Change Our Views

Erik B. Duckert | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Erik B. Duckert

Shamsia Hassani: a young woman and the first street artist ever to emerge from the exhausted streets of Kabul, Afghanistan. Only 25 years old and teaches drawing at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Kabul University, her story just might challenge your views on graffiti - and on Afghan women.

From London to Amsterdam's Underground Scene

Luke Hodson | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Hodson

Ahead of 'The Amsterdam Trip' here at Urban Nerds spent some valuable time to interview a young artist who has made his trip to Amsterdam permanent. We took the time to understand the transition, discover the culture and unfold influences behind Joe's art.

LOOK: Banksy Transforms New York Delivery Truck

The Huffington Post | Poorna Bell | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Britain's most famous graffiti artist is currently zipping all over New York daubing various objects with his spray can during his October residency. ...

Pub Toilet Graffiti and the Art of Avoiding Sectarian Violence

Bytestories | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Bytestories

When they weren't out subjugating barbarians, the Romans festooned their walls with phalluses. The Vikings only started invading other countries because they'd run out of space in their own toilet cubicles. And one-third of all Neanderthal cave paintings can be translated loosely as 'I've had Ug's mum'.

Why Have Vandals Painted A Soviet Army Monument Pink?

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK

A monument to the Soviet Army has been daubed in pink paint on the anniversary of the invasion of Czechoslovakia during the Prague Spring. An inscr...

PIC: Now This Is Imaginative Vandalism...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Comedy

And the award for most imaginative vandalism on the New York subway goes to this defacing of two posters either side of a 'Wolverine' one: ...

Coming Up

Luke Hodson | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Luke Hodson

Vibes, a well-respected illegal graffiti artist in London, is now making a name for himself in contemporary art. We talk to him about what it's like to jump over the fence and find yourself in the modern art world.

PICTURE: No, This Isn't Watermarked

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Comedy

On behalf of picture editors and online journalists everywhere, we'd like to tip our hat to French artist Mathieu Tremblin, who graffitied a wall so t...

The Removal of Teenage Kicks Tribute Graffiti in Northern Ireland Highlights Cultural Ignorance

Jason A Murdock | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK
Jason A Murdock

The faded words 'Teenage dreams, so hard to beat' will soon be gone completely. The tribute to John Peel that was spray-painted onto a busy motorway f...

Is University Still Worth It Today?

Luke Hodson | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Luke Hodson

University is great if you're passionate about what you are studying, your degree is a doorway to next steps in your career. If you want to start a business but are unsure and feel University can help get you to the place where you feel more confident, then take some time out to consider your options before you start studying. Travelling worked for me.

What's in a Name? Is Brand Identity Art?

James Burke | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
James Burke

Graffiti always seemed to me a purer form of the concept of 'brand identity' and one that came with real artistic flair, mystery, energy and danger. What traditionally set graffiti artists and brands apart was the drive for something beyond financial gain.

EndoftheLine in Argentina

Tomas Olesen | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK
Tomas Olesen

Last year, East London-based graffiti company EndoftheLine, took a trip to Buenos Aires and painted it beautiful shades of blue. Memories of trees that rain, incredible barbecues and welcoming people shine through this video of their time there.

Is Hijack the New Banksy?

Caroline Frost | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Frost

Last week saw the London unveiling of a brand new artist, at the prestigious Mead Carney Gallery in Mayfair, and there's already talk, not least the question being asked... is this the new Banksy?