When a Bike is Stolen, a Fairy Dies And other messages on the streets that have escaped your attention

Streets are home not only to all sorts of signs and a great deal of advertising, they also function as a medium for yet another form of communication. One that defies the prevailing linguistic code of the city as it doesn’t urge us to abide by the law, or lures us into irrationally purchasing things we don’t need.

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow The ephemeral nature of street art

Kunst in musea wordt zorgvuldig geconserveerd en zo nodig gerestaureerd om tot in lengte van dagen behouden te blijven. Street art daarentegen is – heel kenmerkend – in principe een eindig leven beschoren. Sommige street art valt jarenlang te bezichtigen, denk met name aan muurschilderingen. Andere verschijningsvormen bestaan afhankelijk van …

Cartoon Figures and Action Heroes in Public Space Super Mario & Batman brawl over space on a wall

For many graffiti and street artists, a self-invented cartoonesque figure has become a trademark. KBTR and Oxalien are two glaring examples. In fact, they’re the names of both the silly figures as well as the artists themselves. The hot-tempered dwarf with his red pointed hat and the inflated bubble of pink chewing gum with horns and sharp teeth have, oftentimes together, spread across large parts of the Netherlands like a virus.