Graffiti

£400,000 Anti-Racist Banksy Artwork Destroyed... For Being Racist

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK

His work is infamous for fearlessly breaking boundaries and provoking political debate, but Banksy's newest anti-racism artwork has been destroyed - f...

GOAT, Graffiti and Glen Anderson: A Collective Arts' Event Not To Be Missed

Olly MacNamee | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly MacNamee

When people think of the Arts in this here sceptr'd isle admittedly one does not immediately think too readily of Britain's Second City, Birmingham. But, that would be a great mistake and one that keeps on happening

Youth Power: The Film Premiere with a Difference. #SwingTheVote

Rae Mullins | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Politics
Rae Mullins

A wondrous event took place in London town last night. A premiere like no other, vInspired's Swing The Vote set out to reveal what's remained a secret 'til now: exactly what will get the UK's 18-24 year olds to the ballot box next summer.

Birmingham: A City Swimming In Colour

Olly MacNamee | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly MacNamee

City of Colours on Sunday was Birmingham's very own contemporary ode to autumn.

Graffiti Dead? Not a Chance! Long Live Graffiti!

Olly MacNamee | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly MacNamee

Next Saturday is more than just another showpiece. It is a celebration of an art form still in its infancy really, with plenty of potential to mutate and transform. It could also be a starting point for a whole new generation of would-be graffiti artists, whether they chose to spray on walls, plaster stickers on lamp-posts or paste photocopied art on tatty old buildings.

Egypt Confronts Sexual Harassment

Melody Patry | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK
Melody Patry

Mayam Mahmoud is often found commanding the stage rapping her powerful lyrics promoting women's rights. The 19-year old Egyptian rose to prominence after appearing on popular TV show Arabs Got Talent, where her lyrics caught attention for denouncing sexual harassment.

Birmingham - A City on the Edge (of Great Things)

Olly MacNamee | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olly MacNamee

With renovation and entrepreneurial enthusiasm happening across the city and spring boarding, for me, from the re-opening of the Bullring Centre back in 2003 - the year I moved to this great city - the best is still to come. The smell of success is starting to fill the noses of the citizens of Birmingham and they are beginning to realize the potential of this place. Watch out world, here come the Brummies!

Jewelry With a Purpose: Rebel Nell

Paul Drury | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK
Paul Drury

The more revenue Rebel Nell generates by selling this product the more jobs they create for Detroit's underprivileged women. Working together with local shelters, Rebel Nell identifies women ready to transition to a new phase in their lives.

Madeleine McCann Detectives Search New Site Daubed In ‘Police Are Stupid' Graffiti

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK

British police searching for Madeleine McCann have begun examining a fresh area of land in the Algarve resort of Praia da Luz. The land was cordon...

Green Street F4.0: A DIY Photography Exhibition

Olly MacNamee | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly MacNamee

The Arts have seen better days, a time when they were wined and dined and had sweet nothings whispered in their ears before being paraded through the streets to great fanfare. But it would seem that those times are long over and the Arts are now that ex-partners who have had too many promises broken and left on the scrap heap scraping for pennies.

Explore The World's Greatest Graffiti With Google Street View

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Tech

Google has started creating a digital library of street graffiti using Street View proving that the feature isn't just for catching people awkwardly t...

How I Proposed to My Girlfriend With Disney Street Art

Henry Barnes | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Henry Barnes

I was out of the house like a flash after Stacey had gone. She was to spend the day at a first aid training course that would last until 5pm. This gave me nine hours to paint the biggest piece I'd ever attempted: 50ft long by 15ft tall, four characters and seven massive, crunchy letters. I quickly sketched out the outline before filling in the background, the letters and, lastly, added the final details to the characters. Easy.

PICTURES: Graffitied Dead Whale Washes Up. Police Assure Us Daubings Are Not Gang-Related. Phew

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK

A dead whale daubed in graffiti has bizarrely washed up in Atlantic City. So far so weird. The two-tonne minke whale was found under a pier on...

The Birmingham Graffiti Scene: Alive and Kicking

Olly MacNamee | Posted 23.06.2014 | 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 24.05.2014 | 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 10.05.2014 | 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?