Vegas: A City of Contradictions

Street artist, Chor Boogie created the above piece for Vegas’ annual ‘Life is Beautiful’ art festival. The festival produces hundreds of works that invigorate the landscape of Downtown Las Vegas, many of which live beyond festival weekend.   Las Vegas brings to mind flashy lights, decadent food, and drunken frat boys roaming the streets. However, there is a side to Vegas that many travellers to … Continue reading Vegas: A City of Contradictions

Cool places replaced by shit places

A few weeks ago we talked about The Haus, a temporary street-art gallery in Berlin, being destroyed to make way for luxury apartments. And while this exhibit was meant to be temporary, it demonstrated the importance that these public art spaces provide for the communities in which they are situated. And The Haus is certainly not the only example of invaluable community spaces getting destroyed … Continue reading Cool places replaced by shit places

Neighborhood Spotlight – East Harlem

The East Side of Central Park in New York City has two notable neighborhoods: The cluster of old money wealth known simply as “The Upper East Side,” or the slightly smaller stretch just above it – “East Harlem.” East Harlem resides along the same subway line as the Upper East Side. Board the 4, 5, or 6 green line and you’ll either be taken directly … Continue reading Neighborhood Spotlight – East Harlem

Canning, Capitalism, and Tracy168

Tracy 168 was one of the originators of wildstyle and remains one of the most well known graffiti artists in New York. His murals typically consist of futuristically bright color schemes and range from murals and memorials to cartoon characters like the one depicted above. He paints memorials for those silently inflicted by urban violence, memorializing those who have died from it and representing those … Continue reading Canning, Capitalism, and Tracy168