23.09.14 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: Madsteez’s Film and Mural

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My good friend Mark Paul Deren aka Madsteez is one of my absolute favourite people to hang with, and one of the most talented artists I know. He’s painted murals all over the world, and done so with one regular eye and one crazy eye. By crazy eye I mean he can’t see anything out of it other than random colour gradients; a rare condition he was born with.

Mark is teaming up with a filmmaker named Jamie Heinrich to make a short film, and they’re using Kickstarter to fund the project in a pretty unique way. Mark will be painting a mural made of up to 1,000 20″ x 20″ sections and donors to the project will each get one of the painted sections.

Watch the video below to get a better idea of the film they’re making!

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29.08.14 by Jeff

DALeast

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My friend Dal is in New York painting in the city, here’s a piece he just finished in Manhattan. His show opens at Jonathan Levine on September 4th. More images below!

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09.06.14 by Jeff

Mural for Versace by Artist Tristan Eaton

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Enjoy a nice little video of my friend Tristan Eaton going H.A.M. on a wall for Versace, organized by Pow! Wow! Hawaii. Watch below!

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29.05.14 by Jeff

POW! WOW! TAIWAN / PART I

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Pow! Wow! Taiwan has officially begun! I’ve been out in Taipei for a week now, and it has quickly become one of my favourite cities (the food miiight have something to do with it). Here’s a quick re-cap of the first couple days. If you want to follow along on Instagram I’m posting to @Booooooom and you can follow @PowWowTaiwan as well.

We started with a tour of all the potential walls in the city (photo above: Madsteez and Brendan Monroe), which was followed by the official opening of the event. Yesterday we had a little rain delay, so most of the artists are getting started today. James Jean, Kristen Farr, and Mr.Ogay were among the artists able to put some work in, and you can see images of their progress at the bottom of this post.

Lots of images below, have a look!

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21.05.14 by Jeff

“The Talk of the Sea”

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In a couple days (this Friday) two canoes will embark from Hawaii on a historic three year journey around the world, using only the sun, wind, waves, and stars to guide them. Polynesian Navigators will attempt to circumnavigate the world in a sacred canoe, Hokule’a (the canoe that legendary surfer Eddie Aikau lost his life trying to save), and its sister canoe Hikianalia.

Artist Kamea Hadar and young artists from the POW! WOW! School of Art and 808 Urban painted a beautiful mural to commemorate this event. The painting depicts Papa Mau Piailug, a master navigator from the island of Satawal, Micronesia.

Watch the video below.

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09.04.14 by Jeff

Rone’s Gigantic 9-Storey Mural in Melbourne

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My buddy Rone just knocked out what is being dubbed the largest mural by one person in Australia. This 9-storey monster took the artist a solid week, working 10 hours each day. More images and a news clip below.

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07.04.14 by Jeff

Murals in Italy, by Blu

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Love these recent murals by Blu, on the streets of Italy. This first one especially! More images below.

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30.12.13 by Jeff

“Snake Bait” Austrian Artist Nychos Paints Vienna

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My friend, Austrian artist Nychos returned home to Vienna, and wasted no time covering a building with one of his signature animal dissections. This one’s a giant rat, “Snake Bait”. You have to see him paint in person to understand how fast he works.

Watch the process video below (brace yourself for some Judas Priest aka turn your volume up).

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