If a Graffiti Printer Writes With Sand Is It Still Really Vandalism?

Gijs van Bon's Skryf machine is far from the world's first automatic graffiti machine. But it could be the first that won't have law enforcement ready to throw the cuffs on him. That's because the self-propelled device uses a modified CNC milling machine to 'print' messages on the ground using nothing but harmless… » 1/30/14 6:00pm 1/30/14 6:00pm

Tour a Secret Art Show Inside a Condemned NYC Apartment Building

Last week, as New York City suffered through blistering cold temperatures, 43 street artists were secretly painting three entire floors of a soon-to-be-demolished apartment building. We got to visit during an exclusive, two-hour show on Friday night. » 1/12/14 3:00pm 1/12/14 3:00pm

Watch what happens when graffiti artists are given a giant blank room

When you give graffiti artists a giant empty warehouse with blank walls, what do you get? So much good stuff. It's like opening up an incredible Pandora's box of visual delight that makes you believe in magic and makes you wonder why don't we give artists more space to spray. The art was created by Sofles, Fintan… » 11/22/13 11:44pm 11/22/13 11:44pm

Here's the Second Hidden Piece In Banksy's "Secret" NYC Street Show

Banksy, the mysterious (er, kind of mysterious) British street artist who popularized stencils in the 2000s, is in New York this month to stage a 30-day exhibit that takes place entirely on the streets. His first piece, yesterday, has already been painted over. But we were able to locate today's feature, which is… » 10/02/13 3:00pm 10/02/13 3:00pm

This Innocuous Briefcase Lets You Stealthily Graffiti City Streets

Nothing builds up your street cred like some strategically placed graffiti. The problem is, unless you're out tagging in the middle of the night, you're at risk of getting caught in the act. And for an artist like Bob Partington, who works in the medium of spray paint and public property, that's a problem—so he… » 9/16/13 3:40pm 9/16/13 3:40pm

7 Street Art Stencils That Interact With Their Surroundings

Paris-based street artist ABOVE is known for weaving stencil paintings into the surrounding streetscape to create images that border on optical illusions. Traveling the world to make art that comments on social and political issues, ABOVE keeps an eye out for situations where real world and painted image can interact,… » 8/15/13 9:00am 8/15/13 9:00am

Street Artist Replaces Erased Work With Stencil of Guy Who Erased It

The work of a street artist is perhaps by definition impermanent; you create, it's found out, it's erased, you move on. Or, if you're a young man who goes by the name of DS, you spot the guy who's erasing your work, photograph him, and come back later to immortalize him as a stencil in the exact same place. » 7/31/13 9:23am 7/31/13 9:23am

Feast Your Eyes on Six Time Lapse Videos of Street Artists at Work

Graffiti is cool and it knows it. From the early days of TAKI 183 writing his name on the subway wall to the latest innovative techniques ranging from the eerie look of drip ink to the fleeting glow of digital ink, this art form for the masses has always been surrounded by that hip aura, in part, because it tends to be … » 6/12/13 2:04pm 6/12/13 2:04pm

Future Asteroids Could Be Deflected With Nothing But Space-Graffiti

Our planet's recent close call with one asteroid, and direct visit from another has definitely made it seem important to consider how to avoid the pesky things in the future. One solution is to direct the Sun's power into pulverizing lasers, but another option just involves covering incoming rocks with spray paint.… » 2/23/13 4:00pm 2/23/13 4:00pm

Reverse Graffiti Pen Lets You Clean Up the Same Streets You're Defiling

You can't be arrested for vandalizing your neighborhood when technically you're cleaning it up—right? That's the general idea behing the Grime Writer pen. It's an oversized felt tip marker that you crack open and fill with soapy water, instead of ink. So when you tag the side of a building, technically you're just… » 9/26/12 4:20pm 9/26/12 4:20pm

Be the Banksy of Beverages With a Spray Can Water Bottle

Before you get too excited at the prospect of conveniently spraying hot coffee or other beverages directly into your mouth, this $16 insulated water bottle masquerading as an aerosol can is actually lacking any kind of propellants. So what could have been a revolution in refreshment, ends up being nothing more than a… » 8/27/12 12:00pm 8/27/12 12:00pm