…for those awful mornings. Something to brighten your day!
… as in a post-it art war which has been going on in France between the Ubisoft HQ and a bank across the street since July. And its getting artistic and weird.
Below is some of the action that is going on in France, and some simpler pieces that are popping up at this Tumblr, Post’It War.
A series of comparisons between the classic pinup girls and photos that have served as models for achieving them.
In March 2011, artist Candy Chang has launched a public art project inviting passers by to chalk their own ending to the sentence: “Before I die I want to …” on a disused building in New Orleans that has been transformed into a giant chalkboard.
“Before I Die” started life as part of an exhibition called Freeriding, by Subtext Projects in a gallery before taking to the streets. Chang selected a large, boarded-up corner building in New Orleans to transform into an enormous blackboard.
She recruited a gang of friends to help her to daub the building in chalkboard paint and then stencil the first part of the phrase over and over again onto each wall. Chalk holders attached to the wall meant that passers by could immediately pick up a piece of chalk to add their own aspirations. Responses ranged from the humorous to the profound, including “be a YouTube sensation”, “go 200 mph” and “be completely myself.”Chang was “blown away” by the outpouring of responses. The entire wall was filled out within 24 hours. Some of her favorite responses include “Before I die, I want to eat a salad with an alien” and “before I die I want to marry this person,” accompanied by an arrow pointing to the last response.
Everybody knows the internet is full of cats. It should be called caternet. It doesn’t even matter if they are real cats or cartoons or fiction cats or alien cats :)) Anyhoo, here’s one more proof of that.
Pop music favorites get the kitty cat treatment on the ‘Kitties and Bullsh*t’ Tumblr. Created by Sofia Falcon, the site showcases artwork that uses song lyrics and replaces key words with cat-themed lyrics. As Falcon explains on the blog, “I guess it’s like Al Yankovic, only all about cats.” The illustrations are simple but purrfectly hilarious.
The Vogue Princesses
Dante Tyler‘s mock-up Vogue covers featuring Disney Princesses as glamazonian models is at first funny, then a bit unsettling. With Pocahontas as a fierce Beyonce look-alike and Belle staring smoky-eyed from behind her top five novel recommendations, you have to wonder how far removed the marketing plans for Vogue and Disney really are from one another.
Banksy is a well-known English graffiti artist, possibly named Robert Banks. His artworks are often satirical pieces of art which encompass topics from politics, culture, and ethics. His street art, which combines graffiti with a distinctive stenciling technique, has appeared in London and in cities around the world.
Possibly born in Bristol in 1974, Banksy began as a freehand artist before switching to stenciling around the year 2000; his anti-war, anti-establishment and pro-freedom graffiti images began springing up on city walls in the late 1990′s. Although he has given numerous interviews and even published several books, Banksy’s true identity remains unknown.
Less than one year ago artist Joe Fenton started a hand drawing project named “Solitude”. A really big and massive project that is 8ft wide by 5ft tall (2.4m x 1.5m) ,made in graphite and outlined in ink.
The illustration is a sight to behold, combining a dizzying number of images and religious references into one large-scale piece. Check out other drawings on the artist’s website.