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Spare Paint

davidchoonglee-image I saw this video of David Choong Lee helping out a homeless man on the side of the street. He painted a new, colorful sign (pictured to the left) for him and just listened to his story. That, to me, is a good person. I like good people and those that reach out to help others.

I introduce you to a series called, Spare Paint. It featured two San Francisco artists named David Choong Lee and Brian Barneclo. They offered their talents to paint new, visually-striking cardboard signs for the men to use. And while painting the signs, the men talked about their lives and how they got there. Beautiful and touching project.

Below are the two-part video series featuring both the artists, brought to you by Walrus TV.

Light Graffiti by Julien Breton

Julien-Breton-HauterivesFranceSMALL Julien Breton, aka Kaalam, is a calligrapher from Nantes, France. He was inspired by arabic calligraphers (Hassan Massoudy, Salah Moussawy, Lassaâd Métoui, etc) and graffiti, and has become the self-taught artist that he is today. From that, he developed his own Latin-based alphabet. After discovering the whole light-graffiti, Julien found a new means of expressing himself and his work. He has changed his ink into light. And instead of just paper, any surface of space becomes his canvas. Light art is getting quite popular these days, and when I first saw these images by Julien, I was really impressed. I’ve never seen such beautiful, and precise, calligraphy in the form of light art. Amazing, creative expression. His work are both on pieces of paper and in photographs. And his light art is paired with beautiful landscapes, historical monuments, buildings, and so on. Places his light works have been in include, Egypt, Lybia, France, and more. Videos and pictures after the jump…

Magic Bathroom = WIN!

bathroomMike Song and Di “Moon” Zang collaborated on this short, yet super awesome clip of two friends who get together to choreograph one of the best routines I’ve seen in a minute….all with the help of  a Magic Bathroom. Check it:

Lui Bolin's Camouflage Art

liu-bolin-camouflage-art-images_4488I stumbled across this gallery of camouflage art by artist Lui Bolin while looking for information on a talk show..don’t ask how they’re related because I can’t tell you. What I can tell you is that this is really cool and a little mind boggling. Check it:

Interview: Dumbo

Dumbo is a 20-year-old dancer that lives in California. He started dancing in 2005, when he was 16. He was once apart of the crews Futureshock LA and Cultureshock LA, and currently Dumbo dances in SickStep, Poreotics, and Pac Modern. For those of you who don’t know, the dance styles he specializes in are popping, tutting, waving, and also some breakdancing. And his tutting (and also popping) is crazy! There are some videos at the bottom, so check ’em out.

In between school, work, and dance (congratulations on getting 1st place for USA at HHI), Dumbo took some time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions for us and you here at CrayonBeats.

Histoire D’océan

shadowship8 “Histoire d’océan”, an exhibition that involved the French graffiti artist Shadow. The masterpiece took 40 days of hard work, an in-water scaffolding, 1,200 square yards, a lot of climbing, and a total of 300 spray cans.

I love oceanic life, so seeing all this beautiful artwork on a ship was incredible to me. Check out the pictures of the boat after the jump…

SILENCE!!!!

noiseI’m pretty sure this is at least a year old, but I still wanna share it. It’s an interesting look at all of the noises we’re growing accustomed to as a society. As an urban city dweller, I’ll be the first to tell you that I tend to think being surrounded by constant noise is normal, and when I go places where it’s relatively quiet I get freaked out and cease to function normally. There’s something wrong with that. Majorly. But whatevs because that’s the price we pay for living in the now, right? Anywho, After the jump is a link to John Wynne’s site that exposes how much we need (or don’t need) true silence and peace nowadays.

Brian Dettmer's "book autopsies"

worldscience-briandettmer Into reading books? What about altering books into complex, 3-D works of art? That’s exactly what Brian Dettmer does.

Dettmer creatively carves into books, revealing the beautiful artwork inside. He reinterprets it in a way you would’ve never imagined. He uses things from old dictionaries, encyclopedias, textbooks, art books, atlases, comic books, cassette tapes, and various other things.

After the jump, you’ll find pieces of an interview (click the link to read it all), as well as various images of Dettmer’s work.

Knitta Please

knittaplease1 Street art… with knitting! I love coming across creative street art, or anything creative for that matter. Have you ever seen a pole, or public monuments, bombed with a knitted, colorful “sock”? No? Me neither. The people of Knitta Please come armed with scissors, the stitched pieces that they’ve made, extra people to help tie/secure or give a boost-up, a person looking out for cars, and a getaway car. The Knittas include: PolyCotN, GrannySQ, and MascuKnitity.

Their pieces can be seen all over the world – Great Wall of China, in Paris, and even in the states. Pictures and a video after the jump…