Coverage: Croydon Rise Festival

For the past few weeks, Croydon, a city located south of London, has been launching the first edition of the yearly Croydon Rise Festival, a celebration of UK and international urban art. Curated by @Monoprixx, @Wherethereswalls and RISEGallery, this celebration is rapidly becoming London’s largest international urban art festival with some of the world’s leading urban

JEKS Pays Tribute To Mac Miller In Greensboro NC

Rap artist Mac Miller passed away last week at 26 years old, nearly one month to the date of release of his latest album “Swimming” Mac was a rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer leaves behind an impressive catalog of music and a legion of fans. In Greensboro, NC JEKS has paid tribute with this mural.

New Works from E. LEE in Chicago & Bloomington, IL

Chicago based American Artist E. LEE has stayed busy this season with two new street works. The first, titled “Mounted”, is 12 x 35 feet and located in Bloomington, Illinois. E. LEE tells us “Two years ago I had a vision of big gold frames all in a row, with horses sticking their heads out

New Work By Kobra Pays Tribute To Vivian Maier In Chicago

World renowned Brazilian artist Kobra returned to Chicago Illinois this month. Kobra last visited Chicago to create his acclaimed 10-story Muddy Waters mural as part of Big Walls 2016 – a mural festival facilitated by Columbia College and The Wabash Arts Corridor . Having come back to Chicago for the well-publicized mural dedication on June

Artist Interview: Blek Le Rat

Blek Le Rat (born Xavier Prou) has been painting on walls longer than most reading this article have been alive. He’s influenced generations of graffiti writers, street/urban artists, and vandals all around the world. He studied fine art and architecture at Beaux-Arts in Paris, but the the confines of a studio or classroom couldn’t contain

Chicago’s Don’t Fret & London’s Edwin Team Up For ‘The Distinct Sound of Laughter in the Distance’

What started as a “graffiti pen pal project” between Don’t Fret of Chicago USA and Edwin of London UK has morphed into a collaborative exhibition, social experiment, and show. Edwin, an artist and writer living and working in London, and Don’t Fret, a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in Chicago, have over the past year

Two new works from E. Lee in Amsterdam

Chicago based American artist E. Lee is on the move in Europe, this time putting up new works in the Guezenveld and Slotermeer neighborhoods of Amsterdam. “Remorse” (top) and “Ode to Tulips” (bottom) were completed this week in conjunction with the Street Art Museum Amsterdam. “Remorse” features Superman in a moment of deep thought. It

Coverage: “Hue Mural Festival” in Houston, Texas.

Earlier this month we were in Houston during the Hue Mural Festival and caught up with west coast based artist Risk, and Amsterdam based artists The London Police as they painted their murals and partied hard in the city. The festival brought artists together from all over the world into an area of downtown Houston