Thursday, January 26, 2012

Forwardable Art

I've never been much of a forwarder. But I do appreciate a good forward, and one series I've always enjoyed is the amazing 3D Chalk Guy. If you don't know what I mean, you can check it out here. Basically, the art is drawn in such a altered perspective that from a certain vantage point, reality is distorted. I'm impressed by both the vision it takes to create one of these and the imagination behind each scenario.

I assume the 3D chalk work of Julian Beever would never be considered graffiti. Which leads me to wonder about the line between graffiti and street art— Is it simply a matter of washability?

I bring this up, because this week I was forwarded a collection of street art images. I thought they were incredible — in skill and in creativity. I hate to imagine there's people out there who don't see this as art. Imagine how art like this on abandoned buildings or in dull parking lots could change a city's landscape.

Here are a few of my favorites from the email. For the full forward, send me an email and I'll pass it along!

*Lastly, I can't mention street art without throwing in a word about Banksy. If you're unfamiliar with the mysterious world of Bansky I high suggest you check out Exit Through the Gift Shop.

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