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Shepard Fairey: Obey This Film (Video)

Shepard Fairey is a legend in the street art world and can hold his own in the world of fashion. His iconic work has brought him much success but he started out as a normal skater kid from Charleston, SC. Fairey recently sat down with Brett Novak for an interview about how the he got his start. The artist speaks on his Andre the Giant logo, OBEY clothing line, and the Obama poster that he might be most well-known for. The interview provides a unique look inside the mind of the Fairey. Check it out above.

Banksy Pieces Recreated Using LEGOs

Mysterious street artist Banksy has been pretty quiet since his Better Out Than In exhibition came to an end. Luckily we still have his older pieces to admire – only this time they’re in LEGO form. The good people over at The Brick Fantastic recreated several of Banksy’s most well-known pieces using the timeless toy building blocks. All the pieces came out great. It’s awesome to see someone else re-imagine such great works of art. Can you tell what all the pieces are? 

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Realistic Drawing of LeBron James is Absolutely Incredible

Once it’s all said & done, it’s hard to tell if this is a drawing or a picture of LeBron.  Heather Rooney is the artist that makes this drawing look so life-like.  Be prepared to be amazed.

Luxury Brand Food Packaging by Peggy Mergui

Peggy Mergui is the artist behind these concepts.  She shows us what it would be like if luxury brands had their own food products.  Head over to her website for more works of hers.

8 Rad Posters Inspired by Rap Lyrics

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.

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Who Wore It Better: Rappers or Ancient Works of Art?

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.

Smithsonian Magazine Announces 11th Annual Photo Contest Finalists

I love a good photo contest. It really brings out the creativity in people.

Ink and Water Make For Some Awesome Art

When it comes to using ink and water to create art, it doesn’t get much better than the work of Albert Seveso. In his latest series, “Blackground”, Seveso photographed colorful plumes of ink against a contrasting black background. The results are beautiful.

Amazing Photo Manipulations by Nois7

Enter the world of Nois7, a graphic artist that manipulates photos to create these awesome scenes. What’s most impressive is how he seamlessly combines the pictures. If you have a fear of heights this might not be for you. 

Pop Culture Icons Re-Imagined as Cartoons

German graphic designer Zhi-Yun Zhang created this series of illustrations that imagines some of today’s biggest pop culture icons as some of your cartoon characters. Most of the portrayals seem to be spot on. Be careful though, you may never your favorite artist in the same light again. 

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Tracy Tubera – H.A.M. (Nike Air Yeezy 2) Prints

Über Illustrator Supreme Tracy Tubera just released some new prints inspired by the Nike Air Yeezy 2. Tracy created a print for each colorway that was released. 

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Decorate Your Home With These Affordable Sneaker Prints

Being a sneakerhead is an expensive hobby that often doesn’t leave you with a lot of extra money. Make the most of your pocket change with these affordable prints from Kick Posters. You can purchase a print of your favorite Nike, Jordan, adidas and Asics kicks for only $25. If Kick Posters doesn’t have a print of the shoe you’re looking for, you can have them make you a custom poster for around $40. 

Hyperrealistic Cityscapes by Greg Gandy

Spoiler Alert: These aren’t photographs.

Animal Sculptures Made From Trash Found On The Beach

Artist Gilles Cenazandotti creates these sculptures of animals using only recycled plastics that he found washed up on beaches. While the sculptures are amazing, the fact that this much trash is being dumped on our beaches is disturbing. According to Cenazandotti, his art serves as a reminder that littering and overconsumption can hurt the world’s wildlife. Check out all of the sculptures below and remember to recycle. 

Strawberry Lime Blue Gatorade Vagina Pumpkin

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