Sunday, December 8, 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

5 Pointz: In memorium

Damn. Just...damn:
Furious street art fans were in mourning Tuesday after the owners of 5 Pointz had the graffiti Mecca in Long Island City whitewashed overnight.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Guardian wants to see the graffiti in your 'hood

Interesting and cool project courtesy of the Guardian: "Show Us: Photos of graffiti in your neighborhood." Definitely some great stuff in there from places around the UK, though it appears to be just getting off the ground. Get on it - represent!

Monday, October 14, 2013


Stumbled onto this interesting array of artwork behind the Weary Traveler on Williamson and Few Streets. Assuming the paintings belong to a resident of the second floor apartments. The deer-thing is a nice added touch.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Meep has been hard at (surreal) work

The artist known as meep has to be one of the hardest working street artists in Madison right now (next to Roboman), and I love all of their work, in all its surrealistic glory. Most of it seems to be clustered around Mother Fools and the Willy Street area, though if anyone has seen it elsewhere in town, give a shout!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Keep ya head up

Patrick spotted this on campus and sent in the photo with this comment: "My eyes wandered across it just as I was feeling down about something." Word.

Monday, August 26, 2013

A truly stunning fox

This stencil, underneath the Beltline and spotted/submitted by friend Mickie, is absolutely incredible. The colors, the work on the fur...I don't even know how this was done. Serious kudos to the artist.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Boba Fett is watching you bike

Boba Fett is all over the bike path on the east side / Atwood 'hood. Watching you ride your bike. Judging you, probably.

Great multi-color stencil work.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Bifurcated Wolf

Cut in half and locked up. It's hard out here for an urban wolf paste-up. Spotted on the fire-gutted but slowly-being-remodeled storefront at E. Mifflin and N. Webster.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Literal street art is coming to Madison!

So this is really effing cool. Per the Capital Times:
Madison's buildings are already used as blank slates for murals, and poetry has sprung up on east side sidewalks. Now the streets, too, will become a canvas, with a newly passed ordinance allowing paint and chalk drawing.

According to the new rule, images must be nonpartisan and noncommercial, and the artist is responsible for maintaining them...
...The ordinance approved at Monday's Common Council meeting would allow for chalk and painted designs on streets "with a speed limit of 25 miles per hour or less."
The ordinance was approved at last Monday's meeting of the Common Council, and though there's not yet an official process for artists to submit ideas, there should be something soon. Read the full article above for details, and get to brainstorming!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Unicorn Power!

I mean, what else can you say? Willy Street area.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Chomp chomp chomp

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This colorful Piranha Plant was spotted by Clare somewhere on E. Johnson St. today - a healthy looking plant surely enjoying the early spring sunlight.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Tall necks and tic-tac-toe

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Photographer Wendy K. kindly sent in even more submissions of some little bits she's spotted around town. I really want to go find the tic-tac-toe stencil and fill in another move.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Caution, breakdancers ahead

Oh man, this is an awesome stencil. Glad to see the artists are out and about again now that things are thawing out around here.

This gem was photographed by Wendi Kent, who says it's in the bike path tunnel to East Campus Mall. Let's hope it gets to stick around for awhile. After all, it's important for people to be aware of oncoming breakdancers.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Dexter, triumphant

Dexter, triumphant by Lost Albatross
Dexter, triumphant, a photo by Lost Albatross on Flickr.
First spotted/photographed piece of street art of the season. I think this means that spring has officially sprung in Madison (finally).

If you spot any street art of your own don't forget to submit your photos to the blog at madstreetart AT!