British artist Ian Stevenson creates hilariously twisted street art populated by unfortunate characters and sarcastic messages. For more of his street art, check out his Facebook page. He also has quite a lot of humorous illustration work on his website, some of which is available for purchase.
Found on: Laughing Squid
A photo-realistic mural with a nuanced message, this giant work of wall art is impressive in scale and a definite surprise to passers by. Complete with shade and shadow, the huge on-and-off power switch has hidden meaning behind its more obvious shock-and-awe appeal.
Buildings consume as much as half of the power used in many developed countries. Even in winter, many of the world’s biggest skyscrapers are in constant cooling mode to offset the heat of humans and equipment. In short: most structures are in some sense ‘always on’ when it comes to energy use.
Muralist Escif has a reputation for pointing out political, economic and social problems with his often-animated street art. Still, this piece in particular goes to the heart of an issue we often forget, but one that is right under our noses (or at our fingertips, as it were).
Inspired by the biological diversity of the San Marcos River, JB Public Art recently installed their LED lighting sculpture, Fish Bellies, on the Texas State University campus. Mirroring the progress of a school of fish, Fish Bellies reflects the social and communal spirit of the university’s campus. The sculpture is fully interactive and its glowing forms give way to an organic, illuminated landscape that is meant to spark interest in the region’s unique ecology and biology