One of my favorite ways to get to know a new place is to walk around with my camera and look for visual surprises -- often in the form of street art. Luckily, I had some time last weekend do this in Ventura. Overall, the city was particularly street-art free... probably because everyone is too busy going to the beach. But I did find a few goodies:
As per my previous post, the street art in Austin is out of this world. Here are some of my favorites from the week...
The Austin street art -- murals, slaps, wheatpaste posters and the like -- is awesome.
And the Hope Outdoor Gallery is like a street art mecca. According to their website, this space launched at the 2011 SXSW with the help of Shepard Fairey. It appears they would like to have some control over what goes up, but there seemed to be plenty of non-sanctioned painting happening.
They're looking for a new home, since this spot is destined for development. I hope they find a good spot! It was so cool to see layers of art, and even cooler to see people hanging out and appreciating this space.
I wasn't sure what I would find, as far as Street art, in Morocco. In the spring of 2015, Rabat hosted Jidar: Street Canvas, and this year, Marrakech opened its walls up to artists as part of its 6th Biennale. These are sanctioned and complex pieces, but I found a few simple ones during my visit too.
Drizzles turned into sunny skies. Perfect weather for rambling. Found many faces on the streets of Paris today. See yesterday's collection of street art finds too: http://www.funkhouserdesign.com/stories/2016/2/22/paris-street-art-i
Rue Quincampoix, a tiny street near the Pompidou, proved to be a jackpot for street art this morning! Here are a few of my favorites...