Street Art Utopia’s Best of 2011

 

I couldn’t help but direct everyone to fellow public art loving blog Street Art Utopia as they have compiled a pretty decent list of the best street art of 2011. If you are just getting into the wonderful world of pasting, spraying or making the streets a more creative place, this list is a great place to start (short of  Wall and Piece). One of the best things about this genre is it’s diversity – you can decided what you find gimmicky/twee or meaningful and awe-inspiring. Street art has always been the public’s voice, and the art world has yielded success to those with great ideas and a call for change. More from the list after the jump!

 


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  • http://www.cynicalreviews.net Cynical Reviews

    These are awesome

  • http://thoppp.com/ Darren

    love the pencil logs !! made me smile

  • CaptainLlama

    Awesome? Hmm. The second picture is profound, the third is witty, the 4th chaotically beautiful. The 5th picture is strikingly visceral. I likes the bikes. I find the wrapped trees tacky and the warning ominous.

    If you were standing near the girl on the swing and gazed up to see what the swing was hanging from, you may well experience a moment of awe.

    Fortunately none are anything “like a boss”.

  • Valentine

    Nice collection. I’ve got to know where the last photo is from???

  • lone star ruby

    Such talent and so many different perspectives….Great!

  • http://www.yagoona.ch holzgrill

    I love this spontaneous public art. Bravo

  • Mish

    THe last photo is from the NYC subway

  • http://www.candjradioforwomen.com jennifer

    Very cool!

  • Mummo

    So nice. Keep at good works

  • http://www.pvcbendit.com pvc bending

    so beautiful.

    this is true art. no boundaries, pure expression. amazing techniques, beautiful creations.

  • Lindsay

    Hahahaha CaptainLlama… hipster.

  • http://itesoridiamleta.wordpress.com amleta

    FANTASIOSUS! MAGNIFICUS!

  • Andrew

    i like the second to last one. haha

  • David

    What happens if someone smiles at strangers in New York then?

  • http://graphicriver.net?ref=djjeep djjeep

    These are really awesome! ;)

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/johnvalenty John Valenty

    love the giant colored pencils

  • Keima d’Jaxson

    Truly awesome. I wish I could see art in things like these artists. Question for Captain Llama: What do you mean by…*Fortunately none are anything “like a boss”.* I don’t get the reference.

  • ian

    hahahahahhaha

  • http://forum.fashel.net Sam

    Creative!

  • http://4time2fun.blogspot.com/ Jignesh

    All photo are incredible. I most like Bicycle on wall, girl and first one. Love this blog.

  • Cookie

    This is hilarious. Hate the girl that is pervish.

  • http://amirhfallah.com Amir

    If you loved this list check out the brand new Public Art list we just launched as a follow up!

    http://beautifuldecay.com/2011/12/23/to-the-streets-top-ten-public-works/

  • mom

    Loved the pictures.Amazing and fun. As a fiber arts artist, I liked the trees with the knitted cobwebs.Very imaginative. Mom

  • http://www.winecellarrefrigerationsystems.com/ Polly Perot

    The last one is clever, how could you not smile at everyone after reading that?

  • Brian

    The sixth picture (the hand) is clearly photoshopped… you can tell by looking at where the base of the hand is somehow visible where it should be underwater. Number 7 is questionable b/c it looks weird where the bikes overlap the plants. The rest of these are sweeeet (given that they are real).. fake ps’d street art makes others lose creds, please beware

  • http://NA Paco

    The pictures are so amazing. The tree with cobwebs awesome colors really makes smile, simply love it, fun and creative

  • http://www.brandnewdaydesigns.com Harold Abrams

    If anyone knows where the secret to happiness ended up, please post ASAP :)

  • eric

    Make some Victorian steampunk art please.

  • http://www.streetlevelblog.co.uk/ Streetwear Blog

    Really nice collection of photos. The log pencils immediately caught my attention. Thanks for sharing! All the best for 2012.

  • random person

    random street is absolutely the best! loved the photos!

  • http://blakehenryrobson.com Blake Henry Robson

    Great picks this month, really awesome creative urban art. Thank you for sharing. All the best in 2012! {^_^}

  • moo

    i lurrrrrrrrrrrrvvvvvvvvv them, beautiful … ;p keep up the good work
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  • http://rackmyserver.com Jai

    All are cool…

  • http://www.studiobeerhorst.com Rick Beerhorst

    Lots of laughs for me here this morning. Thanks, needed that.

  • http://www.barretolaw.com Barreto

    That bike one on the building is crazy… I have seen some of these, but some of them I haven’t.

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  • Lokendra

    OMG!!!!!! i really liked it toooo much, i would like to admit ur effort for all this… i’ll metion this site in some of my meetings..

  • http://i365art.com/ Shawnte

    Truly awesome stuff. All of these pictures are amazing.

  • John the 87th

    hey yo this are the beast

  • http://habibies.com Sarah Jackson

    Fantastic Painting… 5 Stars from my side :)

  • http://www.fatphotographer.net ashley Beolens

    Wonderful examples of street art.

  • Barryblazed666

    These are awesome

  • abstracto

    great concepts. love all of those arts wirth fitting

    design

  • arcticsummer.se

    Creativity at its finest :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.bernardi.3 Chris Bernardi

    these*

  • ksch

    this is quite stunning since there arent a lot of nay-sayer breakers in our area

  • acgogo

    That last one is for real. Do not smile at strangers on the NYC subway system.

  • http://dbakeca.com Dbakeca Italia

    this is art…nice done