Vandalism and beauty coexist in the form of street art, which turns our whole world into a gallery, whether we like it or not. Here are some of the coolest graffiti and street art installations from around the world.
Pictured here is part of the Urban Jewelry series in Amsterdam and other cities, by Liesbet Bussche. She incorporates a jewelry motif into everyday urban sights. You can check out more of it here.
Nick Walker, Lower East Side of New York
Ukrainian street artist Kislow
Street artist Kobra’s work in Chelsea, New York
Street artist Bumblebee raises awareness of youth homelessness with his depictions of sleeping children throughout Los Angeles.
“Hot off the Press” by Leon Reid in Chelsea, New York.
One more from Leon Reid, because he’s just that awesome, “Tourist in Chief” in Union Square, New York. Check out his website here.
Jim Avignon in Bushwick, New York.
“Cement Eclipses” by Isaac Cordal, London.
“Crate Men” by Cornelius Brown in Brisbane, Australia. See more from this installation here.
“Wet n Wild” by Slinkachu in Grottaglie, Italy. See more here.
“Nice Time for a Revolution” by Escif in Miajadas, Spain.
“Stop Pop + Roll” by Aakash Nihalani in Brooklyn, New York.
Brad Downey in Hamburg, Germany.
Blu in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
“Tapis Rouge!” or “Red Carpet!” is an almost 1400-foot long grass carpet stretched across Jaujac, France, installed by artist Gaëlle Villedary. Read more about it here.
Poch Rock in Bangalore, India.
Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn of Favela Painting turned 34 houses in Santa Marta into art. Locals “received an education as well as a paycheck” for helping this art project over the course of a month. Read more about the project here.
Street artist Invader brings the classic video game Space Invaders into everyday life using mosaic tile stickers. Pictured here is his work in Miami. Check out more examples of his art here.
A collection of street art would not be complete without something from Banksy. This street art behemoth has inspired many street artists and you can check out more of his verified works at his website.