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

Street artist Pejac’s Heavy Sea portrays the sea as an expanse of car tyres

Barcelona-based street artist Pejac has expressed his concern of how humanity mistreats Mother Earth with a film that depicts the ocean as an endless stream of car tyres. The short film, Heavy Sea, followed a watercolour painting that Pejac created years ago of a life buoy in the midst of mounds of tyres. What he put down on paper soon became a stark reality, as while abroad … Continue reading Street artist Pejac’s Heavy Sea portrays the sea as an expanse of car tyres

Splash and Burn street art brings to light the truth about Sumatra’s palm oil industry

Splash and Burn is an awareness campaign responding creatively to unregulated farming practices of palm oil in Indonesia. Murals, sculptures and interventions have been appearing throughout cities and the vast natural landscape of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The street and public art is drawing awareness to deforestation, the displacement of wildlife, and other issues connected to the palm oil industry – with the aim of showing … Continue reading Splash and Burn street art brings to light the truth about Sumatra’s palm oil industry

Votan Henriquez: Street artist educating people about Native history through art

Native American street artist Votan Henriquez believes art is needed to educate our kids on indigenous peoples, their heritage and legacy of which has otherwise been omitted from history books used in schools. The Los Angeles native, who is of Mayan and Nahua roots, blends his knowledge of his ancestry, his experience of graphic design and art, and awareness of the issues facing native people … Continue reading Votan Henriquez: Street artist educating people about Native history through art

ATM talks to Inspiring City about his giant bird mural in Walthamstow

ATM has become well known for his giant classic paintings of birds. They’ve popped up all over London and indeed in spots around the rest of the country for the past few years and instantly attract attention wherever they are painted. This isn’t your more traditional street art, there are no spray cans, instead ATM […] via ATM talks about his giant bird mural on Coppermill … Continue reading ATM talks to Inspiring City about his giant bird mural in Walthamstow