Street Art

Monday, September 15, 2008

I stumbled on these on my net-trawling-boss's comp & decided this is will make some quick design dope. "
Peter Gibson (aka Roadsworth) began painting the streets of Montreal in the fall of 2001. He was motivated by a desire for more bike paths in the city and a questioning of “car culture” in general.
In the fall of 2004, Roadsworth was arrested for his nocturnal activities and charged with 53 counts of mischief. (!!!!!!???!!!) Despite the threat of heavy fines and a criminal record he received a relatively lenient sentence which he attributes in part to the public support he received subsequent to his arrest.
Since that time, Roadsworth has received various commissions for his work and continues to be active in both visual art and music. (Thank god for some good sense prevailing)
Love the stark graphic quality of his work

Roadsworth indeed :) I love the name

Crossing to a Library

I was reading the comments on Roadsworth's work & came across these rather vicious ones on how he was absolutely copying Bansky's work. So I had to ofcourse investigate the matter. Only to discover amazing Bansky. Thankfully, there's nothing remotely similar about their work barring the 'street art' genre. And, I ended up discovering some more interesting work.
I find Bansky's work sometimes humourous,

Sometimes sensitive: Apparently there was some storm here a few years ago.

A little boy flies a fridge :)

And there is robbery in broad daylight :)

But for me this one really takes the cake :)

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