Upfest 2016



UPFEST – The Urban Paint Festival, created in 2008 between three crazy but art loving individuals. Inspired by Super Cans (Southampton), Cans Festival (London) and the growing number of paint jams around the UK, Upfest was born.

Upfest was originally conceived to get a group of 20 like minded artists together for a day of painting here in Bristol, however the first festival quickly grew to 50 artists once the word was out. It also help that one of the organiser had just been made redundant for the second time in 8 months and had too much time on his hands, after securing (through a few white lies) a fantastic Bristol venue, the Tobacco Factory, the first Upfest took place in October 2008.

Upfest 2016, Europe’s largest, free, street art & graffiti festival, attracting over 300 artists painting 28 venues throughout Bedminster & Southville, Bristol from 23rd – 25th July. Talented artists travel from 25 countries and across the UK to paint live on 30,000sqft of surfaces in front of 25,000 visitors.

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Ortaku’s Angel


Ortaku’s paste-up angel spotted on Bulevardul Regina Elisabeta.
Check more more from Ortaku on Facebook.

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Sibiu International Street Art Festival 2016



Timp de o saptamana, 22- 28 august 2016, vom picta si ne vom distra in mai multe locatii din Sibiu, alaturi de nume de top din street art-ul national si international.
Anul acesta vom definitiva Primul Tur de Arta Stradala din Romania, continuand lucrarile pe scoli. Se va realiza si harta cu ajutorul careia il vom promova in centrele de informare turistica. Turul inseamna doua ore de mers relaxat cu bicicleta si este o ocazie inedita de a vedea si alte zone din Sibiu, nu doar Centrul Istoric.
SISAF 2016 Website / Facebook.

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John Kaye’s Chained To The Sky



Hailing from the east coast of Australia, John Kaye migrated west to the sunny city of Perth to undertake a residency at The Butcher Shop. His show “Chained to the Sky” saw work created inside and outside of the studio with overarching themes concerning freedom and a transient lifestyle. John reflects on his most recent body swilling a glass of red, overlooking the yard from a fold up chair on his makeshift verandah.

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Arizona Cats Street Art


With a population of almost 2000, the town of Miami, Arizona has a nice and impressive collection of hand drawn cats.

- via Buzzfeed

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The Works Of R1.


R1. is an active street artist based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
He has been most active in the last 7 years working extensively with several street art projects in different cities and continents. His work covers various media, including installations, sculptures and wall art (paste ups). In his interventions and sculptures he often works with found materials, transforming them and giving them back to the city, as modified artistic contributions. R1 has lived in England and South Africa in recent years, where he has done most of his work. The work crosses cultural barriers between England and Africa and creates a dialogue between continents.

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Street Craft : Yarnbombing, Guerilla Gardening, Light Tagging, Lace Graffiti and More


Street Craft brings together twenty-eight different artists from different countries whose work has redefined what street art can be. By diversifying materials and techniques, Street Craft artists are pushing beyond the two-dimensionality of graffiti and mural-painting, many of them using craft techniques to bring inventive beauty to bland urban surroundings. Tasha Lewis’s blue butterfly swarms decorate derelict corners of Indianapolis and New York, and Mademoiselle Maurice’s origami and lace graffiti beautifies the streets of Paris and Hong Kong. Other artists create sophisticated urban interventions bearing their personal tags, such as the artist SpiderTag, who intertwines sturdy rope and nails to construct abstract graffiti in Madrid, and GorillaLighting, who haunts Berlin’s industrial estates with impermanent projections.
Find the book on Amazon / Thames & Hudson Publishing

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Raubdruckerin The Pirate Printer

Raubdruckerin uses drain covers as a printing module for textiles and paper. By pressing a garment on a drain cover coated with paint, the surface is beeing transfered as a graphical pattern onto the desired object. After first experiments in 2006 Raubdruckerin is meanwhile printing in streets all over the world. Currently the collection shows objects from more than 20 cities.

Every place tells his story through his surfaces. To capture the beauty of their stories, to bring people together by organizing street performances and to sensitize people´s view for the little and seemingly unimportant things in life are the main motivations for this project.

- via Barto

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Mathieu Tremblin’s Legible Graffiti Tags


Mathieu Tremblin‘s 2010 Tag Clouds “rue de Gaillon” project transformed graffiti tags found on the streets into legible new ones.

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100 Shutters by MAIN



Mr. MAIN has created a huge graffiti piece, made out of 100 shutters, painted all around in Barcelona.
Check out his project on Instagram.

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