One of the more inspiring elements of street art or graffiti is that it takes such a plain, simple part of our everyday lives and transforms it into something beautiful. Walls, trucks, pavements, drains, suddenly take on a different perspective when you see them as a creative surface to express a humorous or serious idea. Whether a street, the side of a building, or any other public object; street art brings life to what was once unnoticeable and ordinary in a form of ‘art crowdsourcing’ where, simultaneously, multiple artists contribute to the same project.
These examples illustrate incredible transformations of public or private space into colorful spectacles for the passer-by to freely enjoy – clearly an awesome side benefit of street art. Have you got examples of cool crowdsourced street art in your neighborhood? Share your examples in the comments below!
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The temporary nature of public art such as stencil art, paste-ups, aerosol art and more has taken off on apps like instagram where the hashtag #streetart reveals a user-generated living archive of street art from around the world. This form of art crowdsourcing is growing as creative crowds share and collaborate on creative projects, be it in one public location or multiple locations at the same time around the world. Next time you’re looking to boost your creative juices take a walk around a creative neighborhood and check out how artists are using public space to communicate, you might walk away with some ideas for your next design project.
Tara Hornor is an editor for DesignCrowd a jobs marketplace that offers graphic designers and artists logo, branding and web design contests from around the world.