Hunting Pollution: Rome’s giant tri-coloured heron mural made from anti-pollution paint helping to save the environment

Rome’s issues with road traffic and air pollution are well documted, but now a member of the natural world has come to its rescue by way of a huge mural of a tri-coloured heron created using anti-pollution paint. The mural by Milanese street artist Federico Massa, aka Iena Cruz, stretches over 1000 square-metres of a seven-story building in the Ostiense district. Entitled Hunting Pollution, the … Continue reading Hunting Pollution: Rome’s giant tri-coloured heron mural made from anti-pollution paint helping to save the environment

Street art project, Happy City Birds, creates more than 3,500 birdhouses from upcycled materials

Danish street artist Thomas Dambo is helping to provide a humble abode for the bird population thanks to his birdhouses – made from upcycled materials – found in urban centres all over the world. The ongoing project, Happy City Birds, sees Thomas Dambo and his team install the birdhouses against buildings, grouped on tall poles, or spaced throughout existing trees. Since 2006, more than 3500 … Continue reading Street art project, Happy City Birds, creates more than 3,500 birdhouses from upcycled materials

Mexican Street Artist Sune Nesu visits London — Inspiring City

From the Coacalco district of Mexico, Sune Nesu is an artist inspired by the fantastical creatures of the region. Painting bright coloured combinations of different types of birds and animals. His street art internationally is very much a homage to his home area. Known as Alebrije’s these are colourful symbols of Mexico. A rabbit with… via Mexican Street Artist Sune Nesu visits London — Inspiring City Continue reading Mexican Street Artist Sune Nesu visits London — Inspiring City

“Graffiti Shaman” and border artist Werc creating murals with nature in his heart and mind

Street artist Werc, otherwise known as the Grafitti Shaman, fuses magical artefacts, nature, shapeshifters, and vibrant and often psychedelic colours in his stunning murals. The Mexican-born, US-raised artist says: “I’ve always been inspired by nature, the foundation for what is beautiful and perfect. The things I paint come from my intuition, and they deal with psychology and the mind, and the emotional state of the urban environment.” … Continue reading “Graffiti Shaman” and border artist Werc creating murals with nature in his heart and mind

Education is Not a Crime campaign creates over 40 murals around the World — Inspiring City

A movie showcasing a Worldwide street art campaign was recently released at the Ritzy cinema in Brixton. Called ‘Education is not a Crime‘ it’s something that we’ve followed for a while here on Inspiring City as murals have kept popping up around the world. Initially aimed at raising awareness of the educational opportunities denied to […] via Education is Not a Crime campaign creates over 40 … Continue reading Education is Not a Crime campaign creates over 40 murals around the World — Inspiring City

Street artist Cryptik releases The Illumination limited edition print from the Sacred Lotus Series

Street artist Cryptik has released a limited edition print, The Illumination, as part of his Sacred Lotus Series. The beautiful serigraph print, with gold foil stamping, emanates an ancient Sanskrit prayer from the centre of the lotus. This prayer aims to move people from their personal, egoic self, towards embracing greater peace and compassion for all life. Cryptik says: “In these times of great change and global uncertainty, … Continue reading Street artist Cryptik releases The Illumination limited edition print from the Sacred Lotus Series

Faunagraphic: Female street artist capturing the elegance and grace of birds

Birds have a particular resonance for street artist Faunagraphic. Her fauna of choice when it comes to painting epic murals, the Sheffield-based street artist, illustrator and designer has become known across the country for her colourful depictions of what she describes as “the smaller creatures which make a bigger difference to our existence than we think”. Focusing predominantly on nature and environmental issues, Faunagraphic’s  graffiti … Continue reading Faunagraphic: Female street artist capturing the elegance and grace of birds

Street Heroines: Documentary celebrates female street artists

Street Heroines is a documentary film that puts the spotlight on female street artists working in an artistic field which has otherwise been known as a “boy’s club”. Chronicling the “courage and creativity of female graffiti and street artists from around the world”, Street Heroines features interviews with trailblazers such as graffiti pioneer Lady Pink and photographer Martha Cooper. Over a period of almost four years, filmmaker Alexandra … Continue reading Street Heroines: Documentary celebrates female street artists

NEVERCREW: Street art duo’s giant murals shine a light on environmental issues

Street art duo NEVERCREW are known for their giant murals which evolve around the relationship between mankind and nature, bringing to light some of the largest issues facing humanity from climate change, immigration, and humanity’s exploitation of nature. Swiss-based artists Christian Rebecchi and Pablo Togni are the artists behind NEVERCREW, a street art collaboration that now spans over two decades. During 2015 and 2016, the duo … Continue reading NEVERCREW: Street art duo’s giant murals shine a light on environmental issues

Julieta XLF: Street artist with a signature whimsical style entwined in nature

Spanish street artist Julieta XLF is a dab hand at creating whimsical female figures entwined in nature. Julieta XLF’s colourful and vibrant artworks pay homage to the divine feminine. Her signature murals have featured on walls throughout her native Valencia, Madrid, Italy and France. Julia Silla, aka Julieta XLF, says: “In my work, women are the heroines of their adventures and nature is my muse. Everything … Continue reading Julieta XLF: Street artist with a signature whimsical style entwined in nature