Find it on buildings, sidewalks, and street signs galore, from Melbourne to Paris, London to New York. Street Art is popping up all around the globe as cities use street art to breathe new life into areas in desperate need of revitalization. In recent years this viral art form has taken hold in urban settings far and wide, turning empty spaces into creative places and developing a flourishing sub-culture all its own.
Be sure to check out the entire series on our collaborative journey of the boldest street art from around the world!
Kansas City, Missouri
The typical sightseeing checklist for San Juan includes the colonial district, tropical beaches and local rum. But the most colorful sights in Puerto Rico’s capital are found in the urban neighborhood of Santurce, which has emerged as a vibrant arts district and a global hot spot for street murals.
Christchurch, New Zealand
After the devastating and disruptive earthquakes experiences by Christchurch, NZ in 2011, graffiti and street art pieces have been popping up on street corners, on abandoned buildings and businesses all over the city. From the rubble and frustration came an enriched and organic art scene; half anarchist protest, half boredom-killer. The amazing artworks spring up all over the city, some commissioned by officials, others as a form of self expression and its now impossible to wander down what used to be the central business district without seeing a new and exciting piece. These particular photos were taken beside some old railway tracks, no longer used after being warped by the quakes. Every week there is another art piece been painted over the last.