Graffiti Art has a more intense tradition than one maybe can think of. The graphic artist Spok has dedicated alsmost his entire life creating graffiti in the streets of Madrid / Spain.
His own style is part of the city and walls, trains any possible paintable surface since late 80s.
Graffiti as a feeling, part of life, a simpulse to travel form city to city, from Mexico to Japan, painting on amazinlgy different cities each with its own nature, but always being sealed with Graffiti stamps.
Spok's style has gone through evolution to an own naughty style. The Montana Gallery is honoring Spok's work with an individual Exposition
“Vertedero”. If you like Urban street art go an dvisit the expo, IT IS FREE! , you can visit the Expo until 31.01.2014 at the Montanat Gallery Have look and get inspired by this master art, lights and different setting-ups.
What does come to your mind thinking of Street Art. Art, Grafitty, yes, got it. What else? YES the street,
and what is definteley THE "Art on the street"? Exactly Skateboarding.
Thinking BACK to those days, SK8 or die, to Tony Hawks, Titus, your old Playstation with the street pacours,..
Thinking NOWADAYS... You still skate, cool, go on. You don t? Just once in a while with the family onto the longboard? Not even?
Well skateboarding is not a crime, never was, skate should not die. Nor the decks.
Look what I found: Some great artist converting old decks into decoration (make them your kitchenshelves, or get
back a deck with the loved old designs, you cannot find anymore, anywhere, any places!
Because nothing should die, never!
RESKATE Arts & Crafts:
I seriously think to contact them to get my own motive
"No Paki - No Pary" Graffiti onto a desk and use this as a shelf for the Martini & Alc bottles. This would be style!
A friend of mine just shared with me some info about the first documentary movie about Streetart in Barcelona!
The screening is on 27th April 2013 at 8pm
in the NIU : espai artístic contemporani, Barcelona.
Admission is by invitation only. But I think you could try to reserve setas here.
The film will be launched to public on May 4th 2013
This will be the link!
The Trailer for Las Calles Hablan can be seen here:
Click to see: Las Calles Hablan
Since the death of Franco, Spain finally has been able to raise it's voice in it's new own democracy. Freedom of speech, in newspapers, blogs and long before blogging, Streetart - Graffity - one possibility to share someones personal point of view.
Living since one decade in Barcelona I have to say that the Graffity in Barcelona, it's streetart, is unique.
The spirit of Barcelona is that very special and I am sure it contributes a lot to getting that popular among European travel destinations. A place where culture, beach, good food, shopping paradise is combined into that fresh mentallity where nothing has limits.
Unfortunaelty the government does restrict since some years this liberal enviremont.
But one thing more the Catalan are famours for is their pacific demonstrations, they want to be part of their future and not just assist.
There is now a new law which makes it very illegal to create Streetart in public places. Fines are between 750 to 1.000 Eur. I am honestly sad as I can imagine that somehow this blog and Magnetmundo will be affected and we will run out of new material. But still there is hope and brave graffity artist, so the battle is not over nor lost.
Today, 8th of March, is the International Women's Day.
Magnemundo wishes to all women on the planet a nice day and we wish you enjoy this day, especially dedicated to you!
How & why was this day created? See more info in Wikipedia:
International Women's Day
And for being really international, you can check out the same article in Esperanto:
Internacia tago de virinoj
By the way do you like the pic, that much you wish it to be inserted into our catalogue? "Like" this post, if yes!
We all hope the hibernation (winter sleep) is soon over right? Well, so carefully stretch out your legs and come with me exploring the street art scene of Amsterdam.
Maybe you will be surprised and start forgetting all the other stereotypes Amsterdam is famous for...
After the winter break there is one tour I could recommend you. It looks similar to the one I recommended you before in Barcelona,...Well, you know,..street art is just everywhere!
And this is good so, imagine if not?
Everything would be boring and grey...
So I ll start to explore this tour soon in march:
Gidsy Street Art Tour Amsterdam
Apparently this would be a 2-3 hours street art tour through Amsterdam's city center. There will be art to be seen from artists like: Inkie, Bustart, Zaira C215, Alice Pasquini, Space Invader, Stinkfish, The London Police, FAKE, among others...
I cannot wait! See you there?? I mean is there a better way to deal with a sunday's hangover? But please Amsterdam's rainy godness, do not let it rain on us ;-)
I wish you a Merry Xmas, I wish you a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year 2013!
This year the Secret Santa of my company brought me: Christmas tree fridge magnets. I so much would like to know WHO was my Sectret Santa and paid attention to Magnetmundos' fridge magnet world. Maybe Secret Santa leaves me a comment?
So let's see one day if this secret would be revelead?!
Other question: Do you dare trying out creating some fridge magnets on your own?
Meanwhile and for giving you some ideas how to decorate your fridge next year, have a look at following recommended blog, which shows step by step "How to create Christmas Calender fridge magnets":
MagnetMundo is traveling...Can you figure out the destination? If so, let us know, post here a comment or mail us your comment via the contact form and the best guess will get the chance to win a free MagnetMundo fridge magnet from our website.! You choose the motive! Scream out your guesses,...NOW!!!
One thing I cannot offer you, but I do not want you to loose the opportunity to live without is:
This Video Fridge Magnet With it you can record everything from death threats to declarations of love… or even shopping lists, because it is equipped with a camera as well as a microphone! Your roommates can play the messages of up to 60 seconds in length on their next visit in the kitchen: A red flashing light shows them that there is a new message.
It's possible to store up to 30 memos in three different categories on the Video Fridge Magnet. And if there are messages you think are really memorable and you'd like to save them for posterity, simply attach the included USB cable to your computer and transfer them. Then, of course, you can send the messages via e-mail, or upload them to Facebook or YouTube :).
If you often prefer to avoid the kitchen due to that constant stack of dirty dishes, you could just stick the Video Fridge Magnet to any other magnetic surface you wish.
But wait! There’s more: Another special feature of the Video Fridge Magnet is its 'Surprise Function', which allows you to play the recorded video automatically at a preset time. Just think of the fun that might be when your face suddenly appears and starts talking while your roommate is cooking!
No home should be without a Video Fridge Magnet—the geek-commune house, the geek-family house, or the geek-couple apartment! A fun and useful communicative device basically for anyone who lives with anyone else!
For more info consult:
Video fridge magnets website