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& Street Art & Graffiti
We tend to notice as buildings come and go, skylines change and grow with planning and oversight, but what about the spray-painted wall art the adorns the sides of these structures, sometimes persistent but often fragile and ephemeral?
OldWalls, a project by Alberto Boido, documents past and present layers of street graffiti, meticulously tracking the artists responsible for the works as well, whenever possible. Most of the pairs are taken from the same vantage point, first in the 1990s, then again in the 2010s.
Sometimes, the creators in question are famous (or infamous) local creators either adding their mark or being painted over. The above murals in Milan were made more recently by the well-known Italian artist Blu, but the walls, as you can see, were originally covered in the 1990s. Other artists featured here include Robx, Prof Bad Trip, Maox, Inox, Kino, Bach, Zoc, Kalimero, Kayone, Yazo, Loze, Kid, Zen, Airone, Krema, Pergola, Steezo, Teatro, Mec, Oze, and Area Pozzi.
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in Abandoned Places
It is one thing to see a building in a state of disrepair and imagine what it would have been like when it was occupied and vibrant. It is quite another to overlay a photograph, taken from the precise same spot, bringing into sharp focus the difference a day, week, month, year or decade can make.
DetroitUrbex takes documentation to new depths (and heights) in this series of collages that show historical use and present conditions in abandoned structures through the lens of students and teachers overlaid with the haunting shots of an urban explorer.
The hybrid results span decades, including a combination of more-recent color photographs and archival black-and-white ones, capturing ordinary activities and everyday people and putting them in a strange and haunting context.
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The new issue of Clout Magazine is now available! You can purchase a copy of Clout #11 here at our online store, various online shops or at a fine retailer near you.
In conjunction, a limited edition Clout #11 T-shirt was created featuring the cover artwork of legendary skateboard artist, Todd Bratrud. Receive a complimentary copy of Clout #11 with each t-shirt purchase. Limited to 50.
Find out what’s inside this issue and view additional images after the jump. Continue reading
We’re marking Kidrobot’s epic London launch at Selfridges with the Ye Olde English Dunny Series!
This all-new lineup of 17 limited edition designs came straight from the genius minds of some of the top UK artists, and there’s nothing proper about them.
Some are playing hooky from their royal duties, others are suffering from disturbing conditions, while a few are up to no good trying to escape the rain.
Pick these 3-inchers up for $7.95 each, but don’t get too excited when you tear open the blind box or you’ll risk missing the 2 chases…
Artists in this brilliant series include Clutter, Doktor A, Frames, HiCalorie x Julie West, ilovedust, Jon Burgerman, Keanan Duffty, McFaul, Mimic, Peskimo, Shok 1, Tado, Triclops and UAMOU.
AVAILABLE NOW AT A.Okay Official
IT HAS ARRIVED! Available now at A.Okay Official in Chicago is the new print for Tokidoki’s bag line called “Leo.” From far away the pattern definitely looks like a leopard print but up close the definitive images that makes Tokidoki is apparent all over as you will see images of the logo mixed in with Tokidoki’s staple characters. This is one pattern collectors need to have in their wardrobe. The keychain on this bag has also changed with a sky blue body and bright yellow shirt this piece mixes real well with the bags. More pics after the jump.
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