Street Art Series #3 ::: Rome Street Artists ::: Invader, Street and Lex, Ludo

Last April, I remember seeing sooo many of Invader’s “space invaders” all over the city of Paris, where I got engaged a year ago. Fast-forward about a year, and this May, I will be officially out of the “single” market and happily entering a new chapter, as my new hubby and I will be heading to Rome to celebrate!

Although I love surprises, I want to purposefully try to seek out these pieces during our trip. It’ll be like a treasure hunt – with the only treasure will only exist in the digital photograph or video form. After researching all of the street art that’s been incorporated through Italy, I wanted to showcase a few that have expressed themselves brilliantly throughout Rome. Here are some of the pieces I hope to see in person:

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Here are more about these artists and their work:

INVADER

STEN AND LEX

LUDO


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Street Art Series #2 ::: Slinkachu ::: A Tiny Street Art Collection (1 of 3)

Street Art Series #2 ::: Slinkachu ::: A Tiny Street Art Collection (1 of 3)

Slinkachu is a is a British street artist and photographer who received a ton of notoriety on the scene for his “Little People,” which consist of installations of these tiny scenes that date back to 2006 at various locations through the streets of London. His art has been featured in numerous exhibitions in London and Norway. In his own words, this is how he describes his work, where he came up with the concept and why…

My ‘Little People Project’ started in 2006. It involves the remodelling and painting of miniature model train set characters, which I then place and leave on the street. It is both a street art installation project and a photography project. The street-based side of my work plays with the notion of surprise and I aim to encourage city-dwellers to be more aware of their surroundings. The scenes I set up, more evident through the photography, and the titles I give these scenes aim to reflect the loneliness and melancholy of living in a big city, almost being lost and overwhelmed. But underneath this, there is always some humour. I want people to be able to empathise with the tiny people in my works.

In the business of life, we are all guilty of coasting through life, getting caught up in our own little worlds. These “little worlds” of his put everything in perspective. Plus, they’re so perfectly constructed that the composition in each shot just tells its own story. If I’m ever walking the streets in London, I will be sure to keep an eye out for one of these scenes. Just a brilliant concept that’s executed so strategically… LOVE his work!

MAKE SOME MUSIC ::: Turn your volume UP ::: Click to REMIX and share

Oh, and I forgot to mention, “Happy New Year” from everyone at Mono. Who are they you say? They’re a pretty popular design agency based in Minnesota (that’s Min-eh-soooooooooooo-dah) for those outsiders. So these guys do some pretty cool stuff for some pretty cool companies. Some you may have heard of: Apple, NBA TV, USA Network, MSNBC  to name a few. And their projects range from those in digital, tv/film, print, social media, experiential – pretty much across the gamut. So what of it then?

Well, they made a really cool interactive experience where you can create your own remix or song just by activating different sounds generated by clicking on one of their pixel people. When you click, you unleash the sound AND they also animate similarly to the sound in various pixellated loops. It’s really interesting to hear the melodies unfold, but they made it even MORE fun and exciting by adding a little REMIX button at the top. Press this baby, and well… you can just see for yourself. Enough blabbing… go make some music, people!!!

Unleash the fun, here.

do you see what i see? these aren’t just “flowers”

Artist Cecelia Webber takes pics of people naked and then digitally manipulates them to create these incredible floral creations.

Here’s more of her work here.
Here’s more on her write-up here.