Today's inspiration comes from the super cool book 1,000 Ideas for Graffiti and Street Art: Murals, Tags, and More from Artists Around the World. See those super-cute little one eyed monsters? Well, I thought I'd make one.
You know, these are fun little guys at any time of the year but with Halloween coming up fast, I bet they would make a great addition to your Halloween decor.
I simply folded a pipe cleaner in half and then folded the ends into feet. I glued the fold into the pompom. Then I glued the green pompom into the center of the white one and the black one into the center of the green.
Graffiti and street art used to be a sure sign of a neighborhood’s neglect. Even though it is still a countercultural art form, its role has grown: it enlivens public space, provides social commentary, and adds humor and color to the urban and suburban landscape.
1,000 Ideas for Graffiti and Street Art is a showcase of urban art suitable for artists of any medium, designers, and other creative artists looking for urban-style inspiration for their visual work. A visual catalog, it is both a practical, inspirational handbook and a coffee-table conversation piece. Graffiti and street artists—rebellious and non-rebellious alike—will relish the opportunity to have so many ideas for color play, illustration, and wild expressions at their fingertips.
Inside you’ll find:
-1,000 photographs of graffiti and other types of urban art, with captions that feature location (city, state, country) artist name (if known).
-Artwork sorted into categories such as letterforms, stencils, portraits, murals, nature, tags, throw-ups, pieces, and productions
-Urban art glossary, basic aerosol painting and street art techniques, and more
Cristian Campos is a Barcelona-based editor and journalist that specializes in design, comics, illustration, and music. Former editor-in-chief of H Magazine, he regularly contributes to publications such as Rolling Stone and Man. He is the author of more than ten books, including Graphic Design in Holland and The New Wave of Japanese Illustration.