street art

Ruben Ireland - Be Mine

Ruben Ireland

London, United Kingdom

Ruben Ireland is a London-based illustrator that uses a fusion of traditional and digital imaging techniques to create spectacular and mysterious portraits.

7 train; car 1697 and Union Square; L train Platform

Jilly Ballistic

New York, New York

Jilly Ballistic is perhaps one of the most well-known, unknown street artists working today. Her work is located throughout the New York City subway system, reaching 5 million daily riders.

JGoods - Victorian King 2

JGoods

Twin Cities, Minnesota

With a client list that includes media A-Listers such as Jay-Z, Pharrell Williams, Larry Fitzgerald, Torii Hunter, Joe Mauer, Prince Fielder, Paul Wall, Memphis Bleek and Cam’Ron, JGoods has his foot (and the creative kicks that are on them) into the door and well over the threshold.

Love Letter To Brooklyn

Steve Powers

New York, New York

Steve Powers is a man with two distinct careers. One as subversive graffiti artist and the others as a celebrated studio artist and street muralist.

Dana Tanamachi - Kings County Jerky Co.

Dana Tanamachi

Brooklyn, New York

Dana Tanamachi is a graphic designer and custom chalk letterer living in Brooklyn, New York…her work is part illustration, part typography, and fully amazing.

Civic Center - Before I Die...

Civic Center

New Orleans, Louisiana

Based in New Orleans and founded by Candy Chang and James Reeves, Civic Center is a design agency that works to make cities more comfortable for its inhabitants.

WOOZY - Beautiful Demise

WOOZY

Manila, Phillipines

The WOOZY coalition describes itself as “a premium lifestyle and street wear label with the goal of creating stylish, offbeat and original apparel.”

JR - Women Are Heroes

JR

Global

JR is a street artist, activist, and the winner of the 2011 TED prize.

Mr. Gauky - Wall 3

Mr. Gauky

Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Mr. Gauky describes himself as an Yorkshire-born orphan adopted by a rough-and-tumble gang called “the Slouches” — a group he claims as inspiration.

Superfex - Personal Branding

Claire Latchem (AKA Superfex)

Frome, United Kingdom

Superfex’s design aesthetic that has been described as “‘cute yet professional,” and has been sought after by a wide variety of corporate and independent entities.

Mysteriousal - Pistachio

Mysterious Al

London, United Kingdom

Mysterious Al is an accomplished artist/animator whose powerful characters and skillful execution have garnered a great deal of acclaim on local, national, and international scales.

Tokodi - Brooklyn Moss

Edina Tokodi

Brooklyn, New York

Edina Tokodi is, for lack of a better term, an environmental artist residing in Brooklyn, NY. Under the project name Mosstika, Edina has been conducting urban greenery experiments in and around the boroughs of New York since 2006.

Chop Logik - Ghost

Russell Alton (AKA Chop Logik)

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Russell Alton is a self-proclaimed “good samaritan ninja” hailing from the beautiful province of British Columbia, Canada.

The Pod Hotel, outdoor garden

JM Rizzi

Brooklyn, New York

JM Rizzi creates street art and paintings that are vibrant and colorful. His line is alive and spontaneous and the murals he creates are bursting with activity.

Boston

Banksy

Bristol, United Kingdom

The most recognizable street artist working today is an elusive Brit that goes by the name Bansky.

Shepard Fairey - Progress

Shepard Fairey

Cincinnati, Ohio

Shepard Fairey has cultivated the identity of his artistic alter-ego on the streets through his OBEY GIANT campaign

Varanasi, India

Invader

Paris, France

Invader creates street art that serves as such a reminder by literally invading public space.

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Review: Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

Welcome to Ballista Magazine’s first themed art showcase, Graffiti Week!  This week, we will be featuring some of the top street artists and rogue citizens from throughout the globe as a means to bring overlooked, underappreciated, and misunderstood art into the…
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Caledonia Curry - SWOON

Caledonia Curry (AKA SWOON)

New York, New York

Swoon is one of the most respected female graffiti artists in a predominantly male art form.

Blek le Rat - New York City

Xavier Prou (AKA Blek le Rat)

Paris, France

Xavier Prou, more commonly known by the alias Blek le Rat, is considered among the graffiti community to be one of the (if not the primary) leaders of the European stencil graffiti movement in the 1980s.