13th December 2017

Whilst we might not fully accept that idea that “an artist is only as good as his tools”, there’s no question they play a pretty important role in the creative process! With spray providing the key component to graffiti and street art, which ones are best to use? As with all our Ten Top features, our results are pretty subjective and will always depend on what exactly the artist is using them for but the below ten are the ones we feel perform consistently well. 10. Ironlak Designed with the artist in mind, this vibrant 90 colour range performs incredibly […]
20th August 2017

The below feature highlights ten graffiti artists from across the world who have made a name for themselves in their home countries, gained recognition internationally and are fast securing their position in graffiti history. 10. Aakash Nihalani (New York, USA) “Take one look at the work of Aakash Nihalani and you will see the essence of what art is: the ability to catch someone’s attention at a moment’s notice. Nihalani uses bright, bold lines at the forefront of all of his art as a means of visually creating 3D images on two-dimensional surfaces. The repetition of isometric squares and rectangles becomes […]
15th August 2017

Whilst it might not be quite as permanent as the more traditional headstone, a street art memorial provides a great place for people to gather and remember those who’ve passed. Around the world, legends of film, music, politics, art and more have been immortalised (at least for a moment in time!) on walls, shutters and doors. Here are some that caught our eye… 10. David Bowie (Brixton, London) by Jimmy C Australian artist Jimmy C originally created the work on the wall of Morley’s shopping centre in 2013. More familiar working on walls in East London, he chose the location having […]
15th August 2017

Ok, so we might be biased but London is surely the best city in the world to see Street Art?From Shoreditch in the east and Notting Hill in the west to Brixton in the South and Camden in the North, street artists have helped transform the neighbourhoods of this fine city into a huge urban gallery. But no one likes a show-off. So with that in mind, we’re sharing the love and today’s feature focuses on OTHER cities around the world where you can get your street art fix. 10. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Having decriminalized street art in 2009, Brazil’s […]
10th August 2017

In the context of an art form, Graffiti has developed in a relatively short period of time. But that hasn’t affected the incredible range of styles used for creative expression. Below we look at 10 styles most commonly adopted by graffiti artists around the world… 10. Tags The easiest and simplest of graffiti styles, tagging is where it all started. It is essentially the artist’s name or identifier in written form and uses at least one colour. It is considered disrespectful to write a tag over another’s artist’s tag or work. SNAKE-I, TAKI 183, KIKO and DESA were some of […]