Posted in photography, street art by mesmeri on 15/10/2009

Walking past a few knitted lampposts in Kings Cross a few days ago, I was pleasantly surprised to to find that they led to a park full of similarly quirky and charming craft-things. I especially like how ones in front of the police station are coloured approprately.
I returned with my camera today, so here they are!


milk crates

Posted in research, street art by mesmeri on 10/10/2009

Who knew that something so mundane could – in the right hands – be so interesting.

Melbourne’s mysterious Cratemen (via melbourneinphotos and urbaninstallation)

Sydney’s cryptic type (via heapsgood)

Couch by Stefan Lie Design Studio (via apartmenttherapy)

Stools by Simon Ancher (via designboom)

Milk crate chandelier by Made (via apartmenttherapy)

innovative graffiti

Posted in research, street art by mesmeri on 09/09/2009

I never want to pick up a spray can again after seeing these… and the best thing about them is that they’re not exactly illegal…


I love the idea of this – greening an otherwise unaesthetic space through growth – by Anna Garforth:



Instead of adding paint, grime is spot-removed; thus doing a service to the city via cleaning. This method was first used by a British artist called Moose:

Since then, many more artists have jumped on board, worthy of particular notice is Brazilian artist Alexandre Orion:

Its simplicity and temporal nature means it can be done by anyone on just about anything, as demonstrated by Scott Wade‘s witty car art:



This is a guerilla project called New York Street Advertising Takeover, where a group of artists were invited to white-out and then recreate artworks on unregistered / illegal billboards around New York in April 2009.