Street Art Desktop Dumpsters

Born out of a “massive year-long brainstorming session”, designer Ryan Christensen creates miniature dumpsters named “Steelplant” to customize with graffiti, street art or whatever comes to your mind.

All dumpsters of the “SteelPlant Edition One” are refined by one or multiple artists and thus unique.


Street Art meets Advertising: Explosive Launch of Levi’s “Go Forth” Campaign in Berlin

To launch their 2011 “Go Forth” campaign, Levi’s collaborated with Portuguese street artist Alexandre Farto aka Vhils to create a series of portraits of local “modern day pioneers” on walls in Berlin. Using explosives to unveil the portraits, Vhils did not only create great murals but also an impressive action sequence with carries the empowering statement “Now is our time”.

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The street murals feature community organizer Fadi Saad, who is working with immigrant teenagers to help them acclimatise to German society, artist duo Various & Gould, photographer Sven Marquardt and Joe Hatchiban, who hosts large outdoor karaoke shows in the city.


– Fadi Saad: Revalerstrasse 99
– Various & Gould: An der Schillingsbruecke
– Sven Marquardt: Postdamer Str. 151
– Joe Hatchiban: Chausseestr. 36

Also check out the Making-of.

Let The Arts Roam: Street Art by El Mac and Retna

Let The Arts Roam documents recent work of street artists El Mac and Retna for a school in Los Angeles. The video portrait is part of the I Am Los Angeles project by Joris Debeij.

Wherever they go, they try to make something that makes sense for the neighborhood, and the community. And they always make something positive, something the artists hope people can enjoy — regardless of whether life has greeted them with great fortune. Armed with a vision and their cans of spray paint, El Mac and Retna will transform a forgotten wall into a piece of art.

Finger Tutting meets Motion Graphics

In this commercial for the launch of the Galaxy SII in France, Internet-famous Finger Tutting artist JayFunkY (Los Angeles) performs his awesome finger choreography illustrated by some nice motion graphics.

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By the way: Finger Tutting is a “contemporary abstract interpretive street dance style modeled after Egyptian hieroglyphics” and related to other street dance styles such as Robot or Popping.  

Via Design you Trust.

Changing the View of the World: Street Photographer and Artist JR

The following video shows the stunning and moving work of street photographer and artist JR, who has been awarded the 2011 TED Prize. Staying anonymous and under the radar of the authorities, he embeds into neighborhoods, favelas and villages around the world, photographing the people who live there and learning their stories – and then pasting his striking images onto massive local canvases: buildings, buses, roads and bridges. It’s people like him, who are really changing the way we look at our world!

Also be sure to watch the trailer for his actual project “Women are heroes” and read background information in this article at TED Blog.

Reverse Graffiti Project

San Francisco’s Broadway tunnel is a highly traveled thoroughfare in the heart of the city. Over 20,000 cars, trucks, and motorized vehicles pass through it per day. Its walls are caked with dirt and soot, and lined with patches of paint covered graffiti from days gone by. Reverse graffiti artist Paul Curtis aka “Moose” creates his art by cleaning dirt and grime off the surfaces.