My idea is to start contributing to @artoftheday_ by posting here works that explorer the creative process behind each artist.

This live painting (video below) by the internationally-known artist duo Herakut was made during the Moniker Art Fair in London last October.

As they explain: The unique strength and startling tension of a Herakut piece, whether it is painted on wall or canvas, derives from their bold concept of mixing two extremely contrasting artistic styles: Akut´s top level spraypaint-photorealism and Hera´s rough but imaginative illustrations with can and pencil.

Posted by Gus Bozzetti

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Mogollon is an art collective founded by the duo artists Francisco Lopez and Monica Brand. The name also means ‘Plenty or Abundance’ in Spanish language.

They are presenting this show at Diesel Art Gallery in Tokyo, Japan until August 14th 2011.

I love when brands support creative stuff. ;D

via yatzer

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There is no better way to start the week than with music.

Pay attention to this awesome band + art collective called NewVillager.

They are incredibly cool! ;)


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Part of the Brit Insurance Designs Awards taking place at the Design Museum till August 7.

To contribute or find out more: thejohnnycashproject.com

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The Brit Insurance Designs Awards is taking place at the Design Museum till August 7

The  Croatian -Austrian Collective Numen/For Use are the authors of one of the 100 most innovative and forward thinking designs from around the world that are part of the show, the Tape Installations.

Basically, the installation is made of multiple layers of transparent tape that act like tendons stretched between rigid points and columns.The result is an organic structure that can be experienced from inside as well as out.

In March, they also did an one- night installation on the first floor of the museum made entirely from sticky tape.

See below pictures from the mockup to the final result:

Watch the tape installations in Vienna and Berlin, respectively:

Pictures via the exhibition’s blog: designsoftheyear.com

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But not common ones.  They are temporary carpets made of everyday products by the trio  Stijn van der Vleuten, Marcia Nolte and Bob Waardenburg.

See all the creations here!

Via wemakecarpets.wordpress.com

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JR and the street art that change the world

Here we see a different street art – less focused on the artist’s mark as an individual and more about drawing attention to places and the people who live there.  One of his cool projects is called Inside Out and you can be part of it . He won TED ‘s 2011 award. Check his video , it’s brilliant!!!!
By Fe marth



Love, love, love.

I love that idea. And Paris could not be more appropriate for it .

By claire street art

Via @lisebing



The London art collective JBOY created a cool Simpsons themed parody of Banksy, on the walls in London. It is in response to the Banksy storyboarded and directed opening of the last Simpsons episode.

See the opening episode here.

Via laughingsquid



I bumped into many great works made by Tape Art during this year. Street style, ‘paintings’, portraits or even a wall covered by artistic tape (exposed at the beginning of the year at the bar Jaguar shoes , in London) give us the ideia how irreverent this technique is.

Here is the compilation of some of that! ;-)

1. ORTO. It is a collective of art, from Slovenia, which abuse of the coloured tapes to make their street art. Beautiful result and cool footage.

ORTO website: http://www.orto.si/tapeart/

Via Zupi

2. The portraits bellow were made by the artist Erika Iris Simmons, who works with non-traditional media, including Tape Art. The two portraits of musicians were made out of recycled cassette tape with original cassette which is part of a serie entitled ‘Ghost in the Machine’.

Iris website and flickr: http://www.iri5.com/Portfolio.html http://www.flickr.com/photos/iri5/sets/72157611954107572/

3. Mark Kraisman, Ukrainian artist who lives and works in the USA. Kraisman achieves very impressive results in images that  look like paintings when seen from the distance. In this approach, he overlaps different numbers of layers of the tape to make brighter or darker areas, creating shades and volumes. Everything is made on a light box where the background is illuminated to show the piece in all its splendor.
In one of his series, he took frames from his favourite movies and recreated them with stunning details.
These ones bellow are from Hitchcook’s thrillers “The 39 Steps” and “Spellbound”.

Mark website: http://www.khaismanstudio.com/

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