The ever-elusive Banksy made his return to the street art scene today. He took to his website to unveil his latest piece of work. This is the first we’ve heard of Banksy since his month long “Better Out Than In” exhibition, which took place all over New York City. His new piece is obviously poking fun at our obsession with smartphones.
As the name suggests, the folks over at the Hip Hop Art Project are creating rad art relating to Hip Hop. Grounded in the classics but with some contemporary flair, and basing their posters on song lyrics, these highly detailed portraits offer a nice replacement to the cliche album posters that litter dorm rooms. Peep their posters and the lyrics that inspired them after the jump and on their website.
You wouldn’t think that modern day rappers would share many similarities with ancient works of art, but you would be wrong. NYC-based art historians Cecilia Azcarate and Ferdinando Verderi have created a brilliant Tumblr account that pairs rap artists alongside classic pieces of art. The mash-ups highlight fashion trends that the two parties seem to share. I guess it’s true, fashion does repeat itself.
I love a good photo contest. It really brings out the creativity in people.
This is pretty cool. Using Google Street View these classic album covers are meshed with the actual location they were shot in.
Gentrification in New York City has become a growing issue as of late. For those of us who don’t live in NYC, it may be hard to understand how much the city is changing. Photographers James and Karla Murray decided to document the changing landscape of the Big Apple so the entire world can witness what is happening.