Category Archives: Graffiti

#howdoyoufeelnow? Joywave: Tongues

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They wanted to find a way to have this question live on its own, out in the real world, independent of any musical accompaniment. There were a lot of elaborate ideas thrown around to make something happen but ultimately simplicity reigned supreme.

They chose 249 Eldridge Street (@ Houston), on the Lower East Side, NYC.

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joywave“One of our favorite aspects of the new record is its title. The way it provokes, challenges and prompts actual thought and reflection is exciting to us; equal parts interrogation and declaration. It has a few specific meanings to us, but many of the people we’ve talked to have completely different interpretations.” 

– Joywave

If you’re walking by, spend some time with it and think.

How Do You Feel Now?

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Cinco de Mayo: Art, Graffiti and History

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Pinta Blvd 5 de Mayo Graffiti puebla

Gia On The Move was amazed to discover that although Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867), it’s actually become more of an American holiday celebration.  Just the same, we thought we’d offer up a few graffiti/street art finds and poster art to get into the spirit of the day. You can also get a brief description of Cinco de Mayo via a video published by ABC.  In the meantime, Happy Cinco de Mayo and enjoy your beer & tequila!

To celebrate Cinco De Mayo The $tatus Faction created this giant street art. Thanks to Third One T$F for the pictures.

To celebrate Cinco De Mayo The $tatus Faction created this giant street art. Thanks to Third One T$F for the pictures.

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Feliz Cinco de Mayo con Grafiti! | Inky Beer

 

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Bombing With Uzi: TagsAndThrows

…after street art – tags is the new hype.

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Thanks to artists like Banksy and Obey, street art is getting bigger and more respected within the art world. The tag, the artists signature, is where graffiti started and TagsAndThrows seeks to shine light on this part of the subculture, an art form soon to be as respected as any other.

Bombing With Uzi is TagsAndThrows 6th short documentary. The viewer gets an unique view of how one of Europe’s most legendary graffiti writers – Uzi – gets his name up on the streets of Stockholm, while balancing his role as a family father in the meanwhile. Interviewed about his view on art in public spaces, the cost of graffiti removal and the future of graffiti within the art world.

TagsAndThrows is the worlds leading online source when it comes to the backbone of graffiti – tags and throw-ups. Our main market is the die hard fans of graffiti bombing – the ones already in love with the subculture, but we’re also aiming at educating the rest of the world about this suburban phenomenon. With 88.000 followers on Instagram and 1.6 million views on YouTube on 6 short documentaries about graffiti bombers from New York, Stockholm, Melbourne and Copenhagen – TagsAndThrows is set to document the most beautiful tags and throw-ups in the world in the most beautiful way possible.

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Thomas Gunnarsson / OKOK.

Thomas Gunnarsson, or OKOK as he calls himself as an artist, has been a part of the graffiti culture for more than 27 years. He’s a photographer, a filmer and a designer – and a shaker and mover in the Swedish creative industries. Right now, he’s putting his full focus into TagsAndThrows and his own career as an artist – creating art, experimenting with never-before used techniques, and expanding the universe one sketch at a time.

“I love bombing and I love photography. I snap a lot of pictures. Pictures of people, patterns and color combinations, tags and throw-ups. I love to capture the world around me, both with a camera, visually with a pen or with words on paper. It’s something inside me that I can’t stop. Something that’s gotta get out”.OKOK, founder of TagsAndThrows, covered on the BizarreBeyondBelief Magazine.

Follow TagsAndThrows on Instagram by clicking here >

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More short documentaries by TagsAndThrows can be found here >>>

Bombing With Guns >
Bombing Alone >
Bombing With Lush > 
Bombing in Copenhagen >
Daytime Bombing with HNR >

#StreetArt #Graffiti Favs This Week

Powerful messages in deceptively naive art?  Maybe.  See for yourself.  We see these as some of the best #graffiti shares this week found on Twitter, from some of our favorite handles!

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The Year of the Sheep: New Years Art & Graffiti

The Chinese New Year begins on February 19, 2015 and it is the Year of the Sheep.  The Year of the Sheep is considered an auspicious year that brings luck and good things.  The year of 2015 is also known as Wooden Sheep. Because Wood (tree) is connected to the color of Green. Therefore, 2015 is the Year of Green Wooden Sheep WoodSheepFemale woodSheep.  The Sheep is also the symbol of the arts.  So being that this is ArtTuesday for us here at Gia On The Move we thought we’d share some interesting street art/graffiti finds.  Hands down our personal favorite genre in the art world, we found some pretty provocative stuff.  Check these out.

Culture Marches On

 Of all the things I could possibly write about 2014…that it’s been Gia On The Move’s best year yet…that we’ve been so fortunate to have experienced so much gorgeous, avant-garde, unique, delicious artistry in live performance, art, music, movies, food, fashion and more…what an awesome adventure it’s been…that we love all of the great friends we’ve made along the way, and how incredibly lucky to often accidentally have stumbled across gems that no one else was noticing…  What we’re most happy to say is ‘Thank you’.  Thank you for letting us entertain, inform, introduce and offer a little bit of our passions to YOU.   What a ride!  Ready for more?   ~Gia

Happy New Year!!!

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The Day After…

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