May 16, 2017, 8am PDT
Downtown Los Angeles, styled DTLA by its new enthusiasts, has long been a site for street art and murals of dubious legality. Now, developers are paying artists to paint them.
Los Angeles Downtown News
September 22, 2015, 2pm PDT
After billionaire landlord Dan Gilbert commissioned a mural, less-legal works in Fairey's style began showing up around the city. Detroit's case against the artist brings gentrification's ironies into focus.
November 26, 2013, 12pm PST
Thanks to the rising tide of redevelopment, New York's legal graffiti walls are disappearing. But the art form's pioneers rarely asked for permission to practice their art. Might the city see a return to the anarchic environment of the 1980s?
November 19, 2013, 12pm PST
In advance of its demolition to make way for a luxury condominium development, the abandoned brick warehouse turned world-renowned street art canvas known as 5Pointz was given a new coat of white paint overnight, shrouding its celebrated graffiti.
August 30, 2013, 10am PDT
By a 13-2 vote, the Los Angeles City Council lifted an unevenly applied decade-long ban on public murals on Wednesday, ending a dark period for a city that had long celebrated its social and cultural identity on public walls.
July 12, 2013, 12pm PDT
Rick Poynor composes a photo essay that documents compelling street art found along his recent travels in Portugal and Spain. For Poyner, its not the wall-filling murals that interest him, but rather 'collectively composed street marking'.
February 2, 2013, 1pm PST
Baltimore has a lot of bold ideas for changing the face of the city. While we wait for them to happen, why not implement some simple solutions for making the city more livable, proposes Mark R. Brown, AICP.
December 10, 2012, 7am PST
After a decade of establishing itself on the global art calendar, the "once-forlorn slab of Miami called Wynwood" is now a year-round must-see destination.
July 11, 2012, 6am PDT
In New York City a new project, I Wish I Said Hello, takes Craigslist's 'missed connections' from the internet to the street.
May 22, 2012, 11am PDT
For your lunchtime dose of inspiration, we bring you an eclectic collection of "70 Amazing Examples of Street Art" from <em>Bored Panda</em>, the "highly visual oddities magazine."
January 24, 2012, 2pm PST
Karen McVeigh reports on 5Pointz in Long Island City, a public mecca for hip hop and graffiti artists, and its uncertain future.
November 24, 2011, 11am PST
Street artist Cayetano Ferrer likes to take everyday urban objects like street signs or electrical boxes and use paint and stickers to camoflage them so they basically disappear.
July 28, 2011, 6am PDT
A variety of unsanctioned urban art projects are scattered throughout Toronto, bringing life and energy to otherwise underused spaces.
April 12, 2011, 8am PDT
This essay from <em>Pop Matters</em> explores the connection between street art and urbanism.
September 9, 2010, 12pm PDT
<em>Urban Omnibus</em> talks with Swoon, a Brooklyn-based street artist whose work is intended to engage constructed environments.
May 11, 2010, 11am PDT
Are street artists inspired by the desire to improve their environment, or to comment on the banality of it?