“Colorful Mushrooms adorn Brunswick Pub.”

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PSYCHEDELIC mushrooms may soon be joined by shotgun-wielding badgers on the façade of a Gloucester pub.
Artist Trix has already spent 14 hours emptying 36 tins of spray-paint on the white walls of the Brunswick which is changing its image.
While it will still cater for the city metal scene, the Park Road venue will also host a “full spectrum” of musicians – from drum and bass DJs to reggae bands.
Shivvy Archer, back of house manager, said: “The first reason we are doing this is because we are trying to get away from the idea this is just a heavy metal pub.
“And the other is because we are trying to spearhead graffiti art for Gloucester because there is no other pub in the city that has done this before.”
Bar supervisor Ray Harland said: “Essentially, our tagline here is ‘bistro bar for the creative minded’. We have a heavy metal crowd which is loyal but they can’t drink every weekend – variety is the way forward.”
The pub’s beer garden consists of a series of picnic benches adjacent to the pub’s side wall which has now come alive with a series of brightly-coloured mushrooms, a forest and a mystical-looking waterfall.
But the graphics will not stop there. Other “bits of bobs that mean something to Gloucester” will soon emblazon the pub walls, as may a satirical image of the controversial badger cull.
Trix has been working tirelessly at the pub and said: “I am pretty sure I have had heat stroke three days in a row now, mixed with the effects of the fumes.”
The project is part of the Gloucester Paint Jam festival.
via Shotgun-wielding badgers may soon appear on the walls of the Brunswick pub in Gloucester | Gloucester Citizen.

“Creating the Rainbow House”.

kat-o-sullivan-house-beforeThe artist Kat O’ Sullivan has been creating upcycled sweaters and clothing for over 20 years. “It seems like anything within my grasp ends up painted a million colors,” she says.
And this statement certainly held true when the artist decided to purchase a home in upstate New York that had been built in 1840. “I just thought it was cute,” explains Sullivan, but “it was the kind of house you would drive by and never notice.”
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But once in the hands of the artist and her “creative mayhem” the home quickly began to change.
After a trip to the local paint shop – “give me one of everything!” – Sullivan spent countless hours painting and renovating until the home looked like a psychedelic rainbow complete with oddly shaped windows, eyes and a big mouth.
But “Calico,” as Sullivan calls her home, is an eternal work in progress. “It will only get weirder.”
You can keep up with Sullivan and her psychedelic home on Facebook or on Etsy, where she sells sweaters and tutorials on how to make her sweaters. (via Designboom)
via Artist Kat O’Sullivan Transforms a Dull Shack Into a Psychedelic Rainbow House | Colossal.

“Crazy times in Geelong.”

Author: Beck
A graffiti covered and psychedelic colored bus just happened to find its lonely way to a side road near Geelong in Victoria, Australia.
Image Credit: Photograph by dandelion_daylesford · · From Pic of the Week
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Source: ABC OPEN: Crazy times in Geelong  || From Project: Pic of the Week

“Kaos Temple” is Spain’s haven for Skateboarders.

okudasanmigueredbullmediaOkuda San Miguel (aka Okudart) has transformed a historic church in Llanera, Spain into a colorful haven for skateboarders.
Created in collaboration with La Iglesia Skate park and Red Bull, the artist covered the interior sanctuary in vibrant colors and patterns that match the intensity of the sport.
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The project is titled Kaos Temple. Miguel began by painting around the windows and over the vaulted ceilings, leaving no area untouched.
Everywhere you turn, there’s a mesmerizing sight to behold.
Faceted faces and geometric portraits of animals gaze down from the center of the room, while rainbows and color gradients line the curve of the arches.
After the painting was complete, the ramps were built in place.
It’s here that the site takes its final form: a visually inspiring and welcoming locale where skateboarders can grind their favorite tricks.
And when they’re not on the ramps, Kaos Temple includes seating to admire and explore all that Miguel’s work has to offer.
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Above photo credit: Red Bull Media
Source: 100-Year-Old Church Given New Life as Mesmerizing Skate Park with Vibrant Murals – My Modern Met

“Perfect Timing,”

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 Photographic Credit: Photograph by David Taggart.
by Šarūnė Mac
Capturing the perfect photograph is all about being in the right place at the right time.
Things can happen in the blink of an eye without ever being repeated, and it takes a special kind of photographer to know where to point the camera in that split second before the moment disappears forever.
See more great images via 5+ Perfectly Timed Street Photography Shots That Show Timing Is Everything | Bored Panda

“Before and After.”

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Knowledge Speaks – Wisdom Listens, Street Art In Athens, Greece
by Šarūnė Mac
Look around you. The world is full of empty canvases. Everywhere you turn are empty walls where beautiful pieces of art could be, but often these spaces are overlooked in favor of boring blank nothingness.
But fortunately for us there are artists out there who are determined to transform our world into the vibrant public art gallery that it deserves to be.
Take a look at these before and after pictures of spectacular street art to see what we mean.
Compiled by Bored Panda, the gallery serves to remind us of what our towns and cities could look like if only we used our imagination.
See more street art transformations via 10+ Incredible Before & After Street Art Transformations That’ll Make You Say Wow | Bored Panda