Street art is common in Europe and some regions of the United States. It’s different than standard graffiti in that it usually makes a political statement. There’s plenty of kitschy street art, but it typically symbolizes some sort of statement. It is often conducted in the dark of the night and many artists’ identities are unknown since they’re often vandalizing and defacing property. Some street artists have gone commercial, picking up gigs with major pay, but for the most part, the art remains safe from heavy monetary influence.
Top Street Art Blog
If you’re visiting a major city, there’s a good chance there’s a street art scene going on there. These blogs will show you amazing images from all over the world and give you a feel for what street art is all about.
1. Ulamonge This amazing design and street art blog shows you the best of what’s out there. Folks from all over the world send in images and stories about street artists, making this site a must-read for those who want to learn more on the subject.
2. Global Graphica This site showcases design and street from around the globe. It is a must-see for small snippets of the street art scene going on in major cities, no matter how large or small the work.
3. The Street Art Blog This street art blog will knock your socks off. The blog features work from all over the world, including the amazing mural in Mexico recently completed by famous street artist WK.
4. Streetsy This blog shows you fabulous works from LA to New York City. The Flickr account will entice art lovers for hours as you see the amazing techniques of unknown artists who are trying to send a message.
5. Little People Not all street art has to be splashed on a wall. This blogger displays”little people” at monumental places all over the world and captures images of the figures.
6. Vandablog This site shows street art from around the world, but the blogger doesn’t just show off eye candy. He also makes interesting art commentary that will help you better understand the purpose and message of most street art.
7. Pure Graffiti If you love street art, it’s likely you’re also into graffiti. This blog has graffiti news from around the globe and images galore to keep you entertained for hours.
8. German Street Art Blog This blog is devoted to street art throughout Germany. Germany has a strong street art scene which results in amazing images of artists at work and working on large scale pieces.
9. Dave the Chimp This is the website of a major street artist. Read his interviews, thoughts and about upcoming exhibitions for his contemporary art work.
10. Unurth Street art from anywhere and everywhere is what you’ll find at this site. It’s a wonderful site for eye candy that will inspire you and make you want to learn more about street art.
11. Arrested Motion To see street artists after they produce contemporary art, this site is the place to be. It periodically showcases street art occurring in major cities too.
12. Images to Live By This blogger travels the world and shows you street art, no matter how small the work. It’s a fun look at the less intense side of street art, as most of the works are fun and quirky versus trying to make a major statement.
13. Stencil History X This blog focuses on stenciled work around the world. The street art featured has a realistic look, only on a grand scale with intense colors.
14. Just Taking Pictures This site not only shows street art, but how it’s done. It’s an inside look at this sometimes secretive art and shows you the process of street artists around the globe.
15. Just Blog This is one of the oldest blogs on the web that focuses on street art. It talks about the history of street art and the great artists that contributed to the movement.
More Street Art Blogs
These blogs walk you through the street art scene and show you how to follow the movement on the web.
16. Brooklyn Street Art Keep in the loop of street artists with this site. It primarily focuses on New York area artists, but also has info on artists from Europe.
17. Bird Gun Blog Find out what prints are available from street artists’ contemporary pieces. This blog has been around for quite some time and shows you street art events going on.
18. Arte Cocodrilo This site has plenty of street art updates and news on events and gallery exhibitions with contemporary art.
19. Bomit This blog features unique street art from around the world. It also discusses censorship in street art, which will get you thinking.
20. Ekosystem This one of the best blogs for following the street art movement worldwide. It’s a great site to visit if you’re headed to a big city and eager to check out the street art and contemporary galleries that have exhibits on similar work.
21. Graffiti Art Magazine This French blog showcases graffiti and street art. The updates are frequent and talk about major projects going on in the world of street art.
22. Juxtapoz This is the grand daddy of them all. Juxtapoz has been around for decades and now features street art, including murals and installation pieces.
23. Wooster Collective This site examines street art in New York City, but also touches on worldwide street art. We love it because it has tons of video footage of street artists at work, giving us a peek at how it all goes down.
24. Acid Olatte This site has a lot of contemporary art, but also has an extensive section on street art in installation form.
25. Fat Cap This blog is divided up into big walls, street art and tagging, so no matter what you fancy, there’s a section for you.
26. Super Touch Art This is one of the most informative blogs on street art. If you’re new to the subject, check the archived posts for history lessons on the subject and get a feel for the intentions of street art.
27. Open Your Eyes Free This French blog showcases contemporary art and street art. It has photos of large scale works throughout the City of Lights.
28. Buenos Aires Street Art This blogger traveled throughout Buenos Aires and photographed the gorgeous city’s street art in various neighborhoods. It also features street art from other cities and artists outside of Argentina, such as snail art (yep…graffiti on a snail!).
29. Flawless Hustle This blog is dedicated to hip-hop culture and has extensive sections on street art and graffiti. Check the artist interviews to get an insider look at street artists.
30. Fluxo This site has artist interviews, footage of how various street artists work and of course, images from street art installations and murals.
Stencil Street Art Blogs
Stencils are what many street artists use to create such grand art on a large scale. It takes just as much work to create the stencil as it does to get the work up on the wall. These blogs show you how it gets done.
31. Stenzilla At this site you’ll see how different street artists use stencils to create complex pieces on a grand scale. It’s a must-read for those who are interested in the basics of stencil art.
32. The Street Art Blog – Stencil Art See YouTube footage of street artists and how they go about creating their stencils for projects large and small.
33. World of Stencils This blogger takes you along the road for the ride of checking out brilliant stenciled street art throughout cities like Rome. It’s a fantastic blog for those who want to see many different styles of art in the stenciled medium.
34. Paper Monster This site has tips for those creating their own stencils and contemporary art news for stencil artists who have exhibits and sell prints online.
35. Prefuse Read this independent street art blog for tips on how to improve your own technique or watch other artists on the job. It also has footage of some of the biggest names in the biz, giving you a look at how important technique is.
36. Abduzeedo – Stencil Art This site has some amazing examples of stencil art from around the globe. It’s a must-read for those who are even slightly interested in stencil and street art, because it shows the medium at its best.
37. Abstract Art World For those wanting to learn to create their own stencils, this is the best blog to improve your skills. It has YouTube videos that walk you through the various steps of making a stencil.
38. The Graffiti Supply If you want to learn about the craft of stenciling, what tools you need to get you started and how to practice your skills, this is the blog for you.
39. Stencil Archive This website has countless images of stencil art from around the world. It also keeps you updated with stenciling news and events in the U.S.
Street Art Forums and Messageboards
Get chatty with other street art aficionados with these street art forums and messageboards.
40. Banksy Forum It’s all Banksy all of the time at this messageboard. It shows you where to find Bansky works throughout the U.S. and Europe.
41. Art Primo Here grafitti artists share tips and talk about technique and finding the right wall for certain ideas.
42. Pure Graffiti This site breaks down the 101 of graffiti and street art. It also has links to street art blogs and the rundown on what you need as far as graffiti equipment.
43. Graphic Design Forum For street artists who want to learn more about the formal side of design and art, this site will show you the ropes. It has discussions over typography, which is important for many graffiti artists.
44. Deviant Art Here artists connect. The forum has a large section over stencil art for those who want to meet others in their area to work with.
45. Bombing Science Find out what you need and show off your work at this graffiti forum that welcomes newbies and veterans.
46. 12 Oz Prophet Forum This site has forums for every type of street artist. From those who tag huge walls to those who go after buses, trains and subways, there are discussions going on about all of it.
47. Graffiti Spot This site is mostly about Australia-based graffiti and street art, but the tips shared by members can be utilized by any street artist.
48. Freightalicious This forum isn’t very active, but the old posts are brilliant for learning about managing your time when tagging a train and working in the dark.
49. Ekosystem Forums Read about graffiti-inspired exhibitions throughout Europe and has links to sites that will help your graffiti skills.
Street art is a whole new world of art that has been on the map for quite some time, but has been pushed into the spotlight thanks to the Internet. With the Internet, street artists communicate with each other and show their work to the world. While much of it is politically driven, there’s a free spirited charm to street art that is lacking in other contemporary art forms.