Banksy is sooooo cool lets use him…

October 30, 2008

Armsrock


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About: European artist known for his intricate portrait posters
Location: Bremen, Germany. Website.

Bast


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About: Very publicity-shy collage-poster artist, perhaps the most prolific in the Big Apple.
Location: NYC

Bigfoot


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About: known for his bigfoot drawings and murals.
Location: San Francisco

Blu


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About: known for his monumental paintings and animations. Website.
Location: Buenos Aires, international. [Picture by Luna Park.]

Borf


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About: Famous for his high-stakes takeover of DC a few years back, known for his stencil work
Location: DC. Website

Blek Le Rat


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About: Old school poster artist, famous for human figures going back to the 80s.
Location: Paris and international. Website. Wikipedia.

Bloke


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About: Known for his folded airplane aerosol work
Location: USA

Booker


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About: Well known for his paint-roller work and skulls
Location: currently in NYC, often seen in SF

C215


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About: Well known for his intricate multi-layer stencils
Location: France, but increasingly international. Website. Myspace.

Christian Paine


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About: Known for his intricate poster-paintings and SAMO-like aerosol work
Location: Brooklyn. Website. Myspace.

Dan Witz


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About: Known for his photo realistic paintings and hoodie-figure.
Location: NYC. Website.

Darius Jones (a/k/a Leon Reid IV, a/k/a VERBS)


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About: Known for his inventive sculptural work, sign-jamming, and partnership with Downey.
Location: NYC. Website. Wikipedia.

David Choe


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About: colorful painter known for his inventive designs.
Location: Formerly LA, now Brooklyn and international. Website. Wikipedia.

D*Face


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About: known for his intricate paintings and cartoon-characters
Location: London. Website. Wikipedia.

Deuce Seven


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About: Energetic aerosol artist known for his intricate designs
Location: Minneapolis

Elbowtoe


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About: A highly versatile figurative painter, woodcutter, printer, and collagist.
Location: NYC

Espo


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About: Well known graffiti artist famous for his intricate fills and commercial gate work. Recently known for publishing books and doing art-gallery exhibits.
Location: NYC. Website.

Fafi


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About: known for her vivacious, often busty girls.
Location: France. Website.

Fauxreel


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About: Canadian artist best known for his large black-and-white poster work.
Location: Toronto. Website.

Faile


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About: Known for their intricate silk-screens, large posters, and comic-book inspired images. Recently hit the big time with successful gallery shows in NYC and London.
Location: NYC, international. Website. Wikipedia.

Gaia


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About: An up-and-coming woodcut and pasteup artist doing increasingly intricate designs.
Location: NYC

Graffiti Research Lab


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About: Famous for their laser projections and political activism
Location: NYC and international. Website. Wikipedia.

Imminent Disaster


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About: A woodcut artist doing amazingly intricate figures
Location: NYC. Website.

Invader


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About: Famous for his tile-work and rubix-cube installations and maps
Location: Paris and international. Website. Wikipedia.

Jace


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About: Known for his intricate aerosol paintings
Location: international

Jesus Saves


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About: Known for his religious tag and fine hand-style
Location: NYC

JR


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About: Photographer and poster-maker well-known for his large installation and social activism
Location: Paris and international

Judith Supine


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About: Known for his intricate and brightly colored collage work. Location: NYC. Website.

Katsu


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About: Master of the fire-extinguisher tag and his vivid skull
Location: NYC

KnowHope


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About: Well known for his spindly figures in pasteups and sculptures.
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel. Website.

Lister


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About: Known for his disturbing faces and large aerosol pieces
Location: Australia and international. Website.

London Police


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About: Famous for their friendly circular-head figures
Location: international. Website.

Mark Jenkins


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About: known for his tape-sculptures of people and animals, as well as other inventive sculptural work.
Location: DC. Website.

Michael Defeo


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About: Famous as “Flowerguy” for his large flowers, also known for his beautiful posters and Alphabet City book.
Location: NYC. Website.

Miss Van


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About: famous for her vivid paintings of busty girls– often confused with Fafi.
Location: Paris. Website. [Photo credit: Dr. Case.]

Momo


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About: Conceptual collagist and sculptor known for his inventive projects
Location: NYC. Website.

Neckface


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About: Known for his monsters, gallery shows, and sneakers.
Location: international. Wikipedia.

Obey


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About: The justly famous Shepard Fairey, who originated the Andre the Giant movement on the East Coast in the Early 1990s. Later moved to California and because one of the best known streetartists of all time. Also known for his commercial work and clothing line.
Location: based in LA, international. Website. Clothing line. Wikipedia.

Os Gemeos


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About: Painters from Sao Paolo known for their unusual painting style
Location: Sao Paolo and international. Wikipedia.

Rate


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About: prolific graffiti artist known for his colorful rats.
Location: NYC

Robots Will Kill


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About: skilled muralists known for their character work.
Location: often in NYC.

REVS


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About: Old school NYC graffiti artist, famous for his early-90s all-city poster campaign and subway biography paintings. Currently producing sculptural tags. Known for never selling his work.
Location: NYC. Wikipedia.

Spazmat


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About: prolific West Coast poster artist known for his skull-on-cellphone images, as well as other skeleton imagery. Also known as Skullphone.
Location: NYC. Spazmat.

Chris Stain


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About: known for his portraits and wheat pastes. Website.

Skewville


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About: known for their block-style printing, metal signs, plastic facbrication, and wooden-shoes strung on power lines.
Location: Brooklyn. Website.

Stickman


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About: infinitely prolific artist famous for his variations on a single stickfigure.
Location: Philadelphia.

Swoon


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About: very famous for her intricate stencils and poster works, as well as for her large scale gallery installations, boat building, and international activism.
Location: Formerly based in NYC, now international. Website

Thundercut


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About: Famous for their vinyl sticker work on Walk Signs in New York
Location: New York. Website.

UFO


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About: famous for his blizzard of grunge-style UFOs with eyes.
Location: New York

WK


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About: Known for his black-and-white posters with blurred moving figures
Location: NYC. Website.

Zero Cents


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About: Known for his beautifully monstrous figures and $0.00 signs
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel. Website.

Zevs


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October 8, 2008

Do you want lime with that?

October 8, 2008


One for mick…

October 8, 2008

Nice photography style.

October 3, 2008

Real photography with digital shadows v….nice! please use this.