DC STREET STICKER EXPO 4.0

On New Year’s Eve the Fridge Gallery in Washington, DC brought its 2018 Street Sticker Expo to a close. Artist iwillnot created this event, and over the past five years the art show has grown in size and popularity. DC Street Sticker Expo 4.0 presented thousands of stickers by hundreds of artists from around the world. The major attractions at…

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Starting the New Year off on the upbeat is the impressive new mural DC artist Jay Coleman (@jayfcoleman) created in Baltimore’s Bromo Arts District. With Eubie Blake on piano and the exuberant young drummer in the foreground, one can feel the rhythm and the percussive beat emanating from this eye-catching artwork.

WHAT’S UP ON CHARM CITY STREETS

Travel and family obligations occupied the majority of my time since early October. Before I leave town again later this week I wanted to post the latest interview with the streets of Charm City.

LOWER MANHATTAN MURAL TOUR

After touring Brooklyn, Charm City Streets boarded the L Line and spent two days in Lower Manhattan in search of new and new-to-me murals.

BROOKLYN MURAL TOUR

Charm City Streets walked miles and miles each day last week seeking out recent and new-to-me murals in and around Brooklyn.

WHEATPASTES, STENCILS AND STICKERS, OH MY!

In prior posts, I described how the ancient world used wheat paste to post legal decrees, public notices, advertisements, and ephemeral artwork. In our time, the term wheatpaste characterizes a particular form of street art: an illustration, painting or photo that an artist adheres to a public surface.

WELLING COURT MURAL PROJECT 2018

Late last week Charm City Streets had the pleasure of touring New York’s Astoria neighborhood and capturing images of the artwork created in early June during the 2018 Welling Court Mural Project.

PHOEBENEWYORK

PhoebeNewYork  is the alter ego of New York City artist Libby Schoettle. Phoebe springs to life from collages the artist creates and pastes up all around the city boroughs and increasingly around the world. As you can see from the following images, PhoebeNewYork  provides a cornucopia of entertaining thoughts and witty comments on life and love.

CITYKITTY AND LMNOPI – NYC WHEATPASTES

On a photo tour last week I came across a number of wheatpastes by two favorite New York City artists.