Posts tagged "public art"

10 Great Chicago Street Artists, To Demonstrate That Street Art Isn’t Just Banksy

You know who I’m really bored with? BANKSY. It’s not that he’s done anything wrong, or objectionable, or boring; it's not that he hasn’t maintained a high quality of work; it’s that whenever I tell someone I photograph street art, they say, “Oh! Like Banksy?” And the discretion it takes for me not to list…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 16, 2015

The Future Library Project Plants A Special Forest For Printing Books In 2114

A thousand trees have been planted in a forest outside Oslo, Norway to provide paper for a special anthology of 100 books to be published in 2114. Future Library, the ultimate public art project, was launched by Scottish artist Katie Paterson. Each year between now and 2114, a writer will contribute a book to be held…

By: Claire Hannum / August 24, 2014

Turns Out Sweaters Do Grow On Trees

Okay, not really. This is an art installation by Seattle artist Suzanne Tidwell, who stitches large scale pieces out of brightly colored yarn and then wraps them around trees, sculptures, and light posts. Still, we think it's pretty magical. [Apartment Therapy]…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 11, 2012

ESPO Sends Us A Love Letter

Artist Steve Powers started out as a graffiti writer, tagging under the name ESPO. These days, he's embarked on a creative way to beautify his environment and bring city folks together. His "A Love Letter for You" project involves artists painting love notes and sweet nothings on city buildings and bridges in an effort to…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 15, 2010