Animal Murals in Vancouver.

animal-murals-leap-off-the-wall-fiona-tang-1Fiona Tang is an artist currently living in Vancouver, Canada and attending the Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
In a series of amazing large-scale murals, Tang draws animals that seem to leap off the wall. On the artist’s tumblr page, he explains:
“I started doing art a couple of years ago, and despite my parents disapproval, I have stuck to and fought for my art. I love sketching, to the point where I will catch myself looking at my surroundings as sketches.
Art is not only my passion, but also my outlet and therapy; it always manages to cheer me up.”
To see more, check out Tang’s work on tumblr and Facebook.animal-murals-leap-off-the-wall-fiona-tang-2

See more beautiful murals via Animal Murals that Seem to Leap Off the Wall «TwistedSifter.

Street Murals Bloom in Tunisia.

1205A mural by Belgian artist ROA decorates a wall in the surrounding area of the village of Erriadh, on the Tunisian island of Djerba, as part of the artistic project “Djerbahood”.
Artists from 34 diffrents nationalities were invited by France-based Tunisian artist Mehdi Ben Cheikh to take part in an initiative to turn Djerba’s Erriadh district into an “open sky museum”.
(Photo by Joel Saget/AFP Photo).
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A woman looks at a mural by South African artist FAITH 47 which decorates a wall in the village of Erriadh, on the Tunisian island as part of the artistic project “Djerbahood”.
(Photo by Joel Saget/AFP Photo)
via Street Murals Bloom in Tunisia » Design You Trust.

Graffiti in Seoul, South Korea.

IMG_3261Emerging from the diverse settings that can be found in Seoul are new forms of street art also known as graffiti. Unlike traditional graffiti, these pictures are quite dazzling.
While skyscrapers and apartment complexes overshadow the horizon in Seoul, young artists have found homes among the concrete walls, that have allowed them to express their inner thoughts.
Specific districts have now been set up, where people are welcome to paint their graffiti on the wall.
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Graffiti was a serious crime in the past, but authorities now have a new outlook on the art form. Projects such as the Naksan Art Project and the Seoul Urban Art Project have helped shape the resentment that residents had towards street artists in the past.
Policy makers have adjusted their conservative views to allow graffiti to be an accepted form of expression upon the city.
This has constructed a city full of beautiful images upon every turn.
The residents who once hated the artwork, now welcome it as they see the benefits that it brings such as huge revenues from tourism.
See more via GRAFFITI IN SEOUL.

Fantasies of the future – Wellcome Collection.

In this dramatic Victorian prediction, politics is centre-stage:
Ireland has been brought to her knees before Britannia.
This seems less a prediction than a reference to the potato famine from the 1840s that had devastated Ireland.
Other doom-and-gloom forecasted included shipwrecks and war.
Source: Fantasies of the future | Wellcome Collection