You might not know the name Butcher Billy, but if you love and appreciate (as I do) the “Post/Punk New Wave Superfriends” or the “Real life villains in the Legion of Doom,” then you already know the Brazilian artist’s subversively daffy, pop sensibility.
Billy’s latest intervention takes on the most inspired street artist of them all—BANKSY. What Butcher Billy did was to take a bunch of the most iconic Banksy graffiti designs out there and replace the principals with animated characters from the worlds of Disney, Warner Bros., and Hanna Barbera. So the maid in “Maid in London” gets replaced with Rosie from The Jetsons, while the girl in “Girl With a Balloon” gets the Donald Duck treatment. You get the idea.
Butcher Billy has slapped together a bunch of the designs, which are available as a coloring book that you can order from Behance.
via Banksy gets Banksied | Dangerous Minds.
Caiffa Cosimo, a street artist in Italy, creates clever street art murals that interact with and incorporate their surroundings, seeming to leap off of the walls and invade our world.
Cosimo has worked on developing his photorealistic street art techniques ever since he moved to Milan, and it shows in his work – the faces in his murals are getting more and more realistic, and this helps them break down the wall between art and the real world.
Check out more street art that uses its surroundings here!
More info: cheone.it (h/t: streetartnews, theinspiration)
via Interactive Street Art In Italy By Caiffa Cosimo | Bored Panda.
After another cyclist friend was injured by potholes, Wanksy, an artist from Greater Manchester, England, decided to act. He used washable paint to draw penises around potholes in his neighborhood, and suddenly, they were repaired in 48 hours.
“People will drive over the same pothole and forget about it,” Wanksy said in an interview. “Suddenly you draw something amusing around it, everyone sees it and it either gets reported or fixed.” A Bury Council spokesman disagreed: “Painting obscenities around potholes will not get them repaired any quicker, but simply waste valuable time and resources.”
Bored Panda journalists found that using the Manchester City Council website, it took 5 clicks, 1 form, 1 survey, and a minimum of 5 days just to get a pothole inspected. Lithuanians use a similar-but-different tactic to get their roads repaired.
More info: Facebook | Manchester City Council (h/t: huffpost)
After another cyclist friend was injured by potholes, ‘Wanksy’ decided to act
“People will drive over the same pothole and forget about it”
“Suddenly you draw something amusing around it, everyone sees it and it either gets reported or fixed”
Potholes were repaired 48 hours after Wanksy used washable paint to draw penises around them
via Anonymous Artist ‘Wanksy’ Draws Penises On UK Potholes To Make Government Fix Them | Bored Panda.
As the world moves to cities, so does art. And just as art can inspire political action and resistance, so too do the walls of the city become canvases for important street art messages. The graffiti and street art on this list is perfect for spreading messages about environmentalism and climate change to a wider audience.
This street art uses simple slogans and provocative images to spread important and inspiring ideas in ways that are easy to remember. Such art can inspire people to action or at least remind them about important issues that they may have forgotten.
Be sure to vote and comment for your favorite street art pieces! If you’ve spotted a powerful graffiti as well, do not hesitate adding it to this list!
#1 I Don’t Believe In Global Warming
#2 Lets Keep The Plants Alive
#3 Killing Ourselves
#4 World Is Going Down The Drain
#5 The Truth
#6 The Clock Is Ticking
#7 Urbanisation Is Killing Us
#8 Animals In Zoos
#10 We’re Eating The Earth
#11 I Remember When This Was All Trees
#12 The Earth Is Being Killed
#13 Locked Up Animals
#14 The World Is Burning
#15 Born To Be Wild
#16 Eat Yourself
#17 Eating The Earth
#18 The Earth Pie Of Trash
#19 Animal Cruelty Is Everywhere
#20 Ice Ice Baby
via 20+ Powerful Street Art Pieces That Tell The Uncomfortable Truth | Bored Panda.