Mind-Boggling Optical Illusion Graffiti Looks Like It Floats In Mid-Air

Graffiti artist Odeith wanted to make his street art stand out, so he decided to create murals that are also anamorphic illusions. By skewing is images in just the right way and painting "shadows" on the walls and ground, Odeith is able to create designs that look like 3D objects hovering in space. » 12/05/14 3:00pm 12/05/14 3:00pm

Artist INSA Imagines a Future Where Graffiti Is Animated Like a Gif

INSA is a product designer and graffiti artist who has created a series of gifs that reveal what our world will look like when walls can be animated just like images online. Here are some of his craziest gif creations.http://io9.com/these-building... » 7/21/14 3:49pm 7/21/14 3:49pm

Anatomical murals take us inside man-eating sharks and cartoon rabbits

Street artist and illustrator Nychos paints playful anatomical images that are part flesh and part fiction, imagining the innards of sometimes cartoonish beasts, including loony rabbits and fish that have swallowed more than they could chew. » 12/28/13 9:30am 12/28/13 9:30am

Fabulous Batman graffiti found in an abandoned building

Redditor sneakylawyer and his girlfriend were doing a bit of urban exploration in Ronse, Belgium, when they came across an unexpected sight: a bevy of Batman graffiti, featuring a variety of Jokers. » 12/14/13 4:00pm 12/14/13 4:00pm

A Robot That Climbs Walls to Paint Graffiti on Them

The city of tomorrow will be a lot more vertical, as more people are crammed into small spaces. So Berlin designers Julian Adanauer and Christoper Haas have created the Vertwalker, a robot the size of a Roomba that can climb walls and paint on them. » 8/29/13 7:58am 8/29/13 7:58am

Would Edgar Allan Poe have made a great astronaut, or the greatest

"The ninety and nine are with dreams, content but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true. In space." » 12/20/12 9:40am 12/20/12 9:40am

The Ruins of an Abandoned Zoo Transformed into a Trippy Graffiti Gallery

While the ruins of Los Angeles' Griffith Park zoo have been left to molder as an oddball tourist attraction, the abandoned remains of Torino, Italy's old zoo have gotten a second life as a Street Art Museum. Now the lion cages and primate houses are covered in bizarre, sometimes nightmarish works of public art.… » 11/04/12 4:00pm 11/04/12 4:00pm

The graffiti of Pompeii was downright raunchy, and absolutely hilarious

Before being entombed with ash by Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii was a thriving city. There was government, there was infrastructure — and yes, there was graffiti. Very vulgar, very explicit graffitti. » 7/27/12 11:40am 7/27/12 11:40am

The Simpsons are having a great time in Chernobyl

The Simpsons are everywhere these days — including Chernobyl, the site of one of history's worst nuclear disasters and an upcoming horror film. Homer and the gang actually don't look too unhappy to be surrounded by rubble and gas masks, in this new mural painted by French street artist Combo. » 4/04/12 10:20am 4/04/12 10:20am

Graffiti robot vandalizes wall for no apparent reason

This is So Kanno and Takahiro Yamaguchi's "Senseless Drawing Robot," a vandalism machine that uses programming and its own momentum of spray the heck out of clean walls. » 11/16/11 12:40pm 11/16/11 12:40pm

A weird chart comparing lewd graffiti in ancient Pompeii and 1960s Los…

The 1973 study "Graffiti: Some Observations and Speculations" by Dr. Harvey Lomas included this colorful chart matching bawdy vandalism from First Century Pompeii with its thematic descendants in Sixties Los Angeles. As you can see here, we've had our mind in the gutter for approximately two millennia. » 11/06/11 12:30pm 11/06/11 12:30pm

32 Examples of Awesome Star Wars Graffiti

When graffiti meets Star Wars, the whole street is turned into a massive showroom of crazy fandom and impressive artistry. In honor of May the Fourth, check out 32 photos of Star Wars graffiti from every corner of the world. » 5/04/11 3:00pm 5/04/11 3:00pm

The subterranean sprawl of New York City's Freedom Tunnel

For much of the 20th century, New York's "Freedom Tunnel" was an unused rail tunnel that housed a homeless community and the occasional graffiti tagger. Trains run through the tunnel nowadays, but metro-spelunkers still venture down into this underground cathedral. » 7/07/10 1:00pm 7/07/10 1:00pm

Stop motion graffiti artist paints the beginning and end of the world

We've praised street artist Blu's mutant take over Buenos Aires in 08, but the latest piece of work really sets our world on fire. Watch the beginning and end of our planet, painted across buildings, fences, trash cans and more. » 7/06/10 8:00am 7/06/10 8:00am

These Are Probably What the Gates to MegaCity One Would Look Like

You might not be able to judge a book by its cover, but you can judge a city by its front door — and the metropolis behind this tagged behemoth has gotta be a hoot. » 4/01/10 7:30am 4/01/10 7:30am

Bender Makes His Mark on Barcelona

Bender Bending Rodriguez insults human meatbags in his native Spanish in this Futurama-inspired graffiti spotted in Barcelona, from artists Guan, Sagüe and Foner. Apparently, he's gotten a bit more grizzled since the last Futurama film. [via Reddit] » 9/24/09 9:30am 9/24/09 9:30am

Spray Paint Superheros Get a Street Art Sensibility

Artist Anthony Lister uses spray paint and channels street art to explore the imagery associated with heroes and villains. The results include a gender-bending Robin, a crucified Captain America, and Batmen and Wonder Women of unusual shapes and sizes. » 8/12/09 8:20am 8/12/09 8:20am

You Are Being Watched By Alien Phalanx Monsters

A video-game creature in London warns us that spy cameras are everywhere in public spaces. It's almost as if the proliferation of CCTV cameras were the real "Space Invaders," intruding into our lives whenever we go outside and subjecting us to intense scrutiny that might as well be a rain of laser blasts. The Space… » 7/09/08 11:40am 7/09/08 11:40am