Friday, September 6, 2013

Giuseppe Colarusso

Like Tony Spyra , Giuseppe Colarusso thrives on creating illusion, dissonance and visual confusion. He looks at the everyday and manipulates objects in small ways that totally transform them. I personally love the drainless sink, it's a great compliment to Tony's Bowl with drain. These guys need to get together for tea. Check it out here.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Kid Hazo

Kid Hazo is a Philadelphia street artist who loves his city so much, he mocks it at every turn. I mean that sincerely in the sense that he sees the city for what it is, embraces it, then turns it around on itself through his ironic street signs. He creates mock signs that have relevance to a certain neighborhood so that the people who live there can have a good laugh. They're really a refreshing set in the saturated world of street art. Check them out here.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Plastic Jesus

Just a funny concept, taking something holy to millions of people and making it totally disposable. Plastic Jesus obviously appreciates this sense of humor and pulls it into [his] work. I think my personal favorites are the "Useless Plastic Box" and the "Credit Trap". Check them out here.

Monday, July 15, 2013


I'm loving the simplicity of the work by Parisian artist OX. He does billboard takeovers that are beautiful and fresh. You can't ignore them, that's for sure. OX also works with the specific location a lot which makes for a good laugh sometimes. Check them out here.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Dan Tague

Fuck oragami. Dan is a true master of the folded paper arts with his Live Free or Die series of folded American money. He folds the bills is ways to connect the letters that naturally appear on the bills, yet finds revolutionary phrases or song lyrics or simple statements on society. Check it out here.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Toni Spyra

Toni has the lightning wit of Banksy, but manifests it through objects, not paintings. His work has such a fantastic sense of humor and is beautifully executed. I particularly like the billy club pool que and the bowl with drain. Check it out here.


Peter Preffington, aka PREF, aka Peter Preffington is on the first glance a traditional graffiti artist. Spray paint on walls, pretty straight forward. But if you look deeper you find a master illusionist. How many of his 'burners' can you decipher before you want to gouge your eyes out? They are just amazing. Check it out here.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Retna & Louis Vuitton

This is a partnership between art and brand I wouldn't have expected, but it totally works. X Retna recently transformed the front of the Louis Vuitton in Miami. It's really beautiful and feels right as a bridge between are and commerce. It is part of LV's collaboration with artists that started with Os Gemeos. Check it out here.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Vinz Feel Free project just caught my attention recently. I'm loving the appropriative nature of the work. Total adbusting at it's best as he rejects and satires CK, D&G and other iconic fashion brands with his combination of black and white photos and painting. The latest work is called 'Market' referring to an exchange. He touches on both financial exchange for goods as well as sexual exchange for relationship. But aside from all that conceptual stuff, it's just great visual interruption. Check it out here.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Jim Darling

Jim is hard to pin down. He's a designer, he's a painter, he's a sculptor. The project that caught my eye and thought it was a great delivery of an image a lot of us are used to is his 'Windows' series. We've all taken photos of these views, but Jim renders them in paint on board in a beautifully abstract way and with a subtle depth that really brings them to life. Check them out here.