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

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

Eyes and teeth transform ordinary objects into Muppety street art

It's hard to look at Aiden Glynn's street art and not break out into a goofy grin. He adds eyes, fangs, tongues, and sometimes mustaches to mundane fixtures on the Toronto streets and turns them into wonderful Muppet-like monsters. » 9/21/13 10:00am 9/21/13 10:00am

How do you make an abandoned asylum even creepier? Add eerie shadows

Brazilian street artist Herbert Baglione paints distorted shadows on the walls and floors of abandoned buildings for his 1000 Shadows project. When he adds his artistic touch to a crumbling psychiatric hospital, it looks like the patients' lost souls are forever trapped within its walls. » 8/03/13 11:00am 8/03/13 11:00am

Artist Converts Everyday Objects Into Super-Realistic Miniature…

Check out these wild art displays designed by German street artist, Evol. He calls it his Building series, and he creates them by transforming everyday objects — like concrete blocks, power boxes, walls, and any other publicly accessible surface he can co-opt — into highly intricate miniaturized versions of apartment… » 1/28/13 6:30am 1/28/13 6:30am

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

Hooray, an optical illusion of a building filled with giant spiders

For hilarious and sadistic kicks, German designer Friedrich van Schoor created this projection mapping installation of an entire building story occupied by two automobile-sized spiders. Oh, to be a fly on the wall confused passerby when these eight-legged monsters began scampering. » 9/27/12 8:00am 9/27/12 8:00am

Vancouver's Finest R2D2 Art Installation

Albotas just featured this piece of awesome street art, created in 2010 in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. Wheat paste is good for a lot of things, including (apparently) turning doors into giant representations of one of the most noble space robots of all time. » 8/07/12 7:40am 8/07/12 7:40am

A light-projected ghost tiger runs rampant through Paris

In case there weren't enough spectral big cats barreling through the world's metropolises, French design firm created Le3 this absolutely sublime projection of a tiger loose in the avenues. Woe to be ailurophobic in the City of Lights! » 3/23/12 9:45am 3/23/12 9:45am

Artist repairs vandalized mural with giant QR code (that leads back to…

Here's a scene I can see becoming increasingly more common as the decades wear on. After a street mural in Vancouver was defaced by an extremely uncreative would-be anarchist (top), somebody slapped a QR code over the half-assed tag (middle). » 12/12/11 3:55pm 12/12/11 3:55pm

An average water tower, transformed into a Cyclopean walker

For the Nuit Blanche: Bring to Light on October 1, artist Marcos Zota projected a giant eyeball onto the bottom of the Milton Street water tower in Brooklyn. Conceived as a commentary of gentrification in the neighborhood, the piece also makes for a serviceable stand-in for a Martian invader. » 10/16/11 11:00am 10/16/11 11:00am

Irish scarecrow contest is 75% The Wicker Man, 25% The Prisoner

Last month, the All-Ireland Scarecrow Championship was held in the village of Durrow. This year, over 150 scarecrows were placed all around the town, delighting local aficionados of hay-stuffed manikins. » 9/21/11 3:40pm 9/21/11 3:40pm

The spasmodic robot street performer of a Berlin flea market

At the Mauerpark flea market in Berlin, you can watch the stuttering routine of a very unique street performer — a robot who sits on a shopping cart and is overcome by the power of interpretative dance. I'm not sure who created this bot, but there are many videos of it online. Any Berliners out there familiar with… » 9/18/11 10:45am 9/18/11 10:45am

Beware the cardboard kaiju of Argentina

In August 2006, designer Pablo Curutchet placed a 28-foot-tall, 882-pound cardboard box golem leering at pedestrians in Cordoba, Argentina. Unfortunately for this giant, a steady rain could spell the end of his reign of terror. » 7/09/11 1:15pm 7/09/11 1:15pm

Bulgarian street artists turn Soviet war memorial into Superman,…

Yesterday morning in Sofia, Bulgaria, anti-Communist street artists painted over a monument commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Soviet "liberation" (i.e. a Communist coup d'état) of Bulgaria in 1944. Who did they add to the statue? The Joker, among others. » 6/19/11 6:10pm 6/19/11 6:10pm

British science fiction book graffiti

The first book in Simon Morden's post-apocalyptic Metrozone trilogy,
Equations of Life comes out this month. Publisher Orbit Books decided to celebrate by creating huge, graffiti-style wall murals related to the trilogy in various English cities. » 4/04/11 7:30am 4/04/11 7:30am

Automated rainbow machine spreads joy, casual vandalism

Looking for a way to spruce up your neighborhood and/or spread the word that you're a member of a revolutionary cabal devoted to getting a certain LeVar Burton-hosted pro-literacy show back on the air? Akay's Robo-Rainbow lets you create polychromatic street art in a jiff. Now everyone will know that your turf… » 2/02/11 8:00am 2/02/11 8:00am

Hamburg street artists transform sightseeing tower into firebreathing…

Here's something for the annals of entertaining (albeit dubiously safe) street art. A group of Hamburg artists were unimpressed with a tower in the city's Hafencity neighborhood, so they turned it into a flame-belching dragon. Don't try this at home. » 11/29/10 6:40am 11/29/10 6:40am

How to turn a highway into a giant dungeon (slightly NSFW)

Street artist Dan Witz glues disturbing portraiture to highway walls. The result? Blink-and-you'll-miss-them prison cells that leave drivers wondering what they just saw. In the future, they'll build these for motorists who abuse the carpool lane. » 10/30/10 3:00pm 10/30/10 3:00pm