Double Takes: Top 5 Unconventional Urban Graffiti Executions

There’s been a lot of buzz the past week about ephemeral art. The Cans Festival just concluded in London, where local street artists were encouraged to come out and stencil in designated areas around the city.

Similarly, Brain Pickings just compiled a list of the Top 5 Unconventional Urban Graffiti Executions. I liked what they had to say of their list:

“What bigger mark of a city’s self-expression than its graffiti culture? The tricky thing is that much of urban graffiti has become contrived, sliding by our attention as expected graphic clichés. The ones that break the norm manage to leave a cultural mark bigger than the physical paint-on-concrete one.”

I’d considered posting several of these installments individually in the past, but never got around to it. I particularly love the storm drain graffiti of Brazilian duo 6emeia.

(Found via Brain Pickings)