Monday, March 30, 2015

Crowded Corner

Artists are keeping the corner of 7th and Stewart busy by the looks of these two electrical boxes. The smaller of the two hit by Cyrcle, Aware Indecline, Olsenink, Stab the Princess, DJ EDOC and others. Meanwhile surrounded by tags, older pieces from There She Is and You Killed Me First joined by a new Ill Thinking piece are fading and rotting away slowly in the Las Vegas sun.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Planting Seeds

Shye Bunnysuit floats back into the 18b Arts District on a cloud of smoke with the most adorable pot leaf we've ever seen! A smiling green cutie with anime eyes and Shye's beautiful calligraphic signature. With Nevada moving towards a possible end to marijuana prohibition in 2016, it seems like the old "Don't Gamble With Marijuana" billboard was just a nightmare for this little guy. Well, and for anyone old enough to remember......Wait, what was I saying again?..

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bunny Business

We recently came across this interesting sticker in the alley behind the Beauty Bar, kinda like a fish with bunny ears. (Wow, more bunnies?!??!) After some research, it turns out to be a sticker for a local interior designer firm... Companies that have money for legit advertising but put in effort to try to look and/or appear street are kinda funny. It's almost like we are back in Los Angeles again, yeah that's not a complement.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Target Practice

Shye Bunnysuit returns with some "creative destruction" in a new wheatpaste, a shooting target with colorful bunnies, text and some very real bullet holes courtesy of the artist herself! We found this explanation of her piece on Instagram "Going hunting wabbits..... Because at any time I can choose to eliminate the bunny that I myself created. I am not bound by the bunny, although it has become synonymous with who I am. I can take it or leave it!" Pretty interesting find on 1st Street in the 18b Arts District.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Raw Stencil

We came across this older piece baking downtown on 8th street recently. A spray paint stenciled image of the word RAW and....Who the hell is that?! Tupac and Justin Bieber or Michael Jackson? Someone has drawn a mustache and uni-brow on the face on the left, which isn't helping with identification. Other than those newer additions, it looks like it has been here for a good long while. Artist unknown.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Thinkin' Bout Vegas

New paster from Ill Thinking overlooking downtown Vegas, cool little brain design with "ill" written within the grey (well kinda blue actually) matter. Not sure what the story is here, other than we went to their site and it says "This page is in existence to put my random things. No rhyme, no reason." ......and that is it, nothing else is on there! Looks like someone moved this paster when it was wet too, but didn't take it? Hmmm, weird.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Mortal Komrades

Milk the Bunny and Shye Bunnysuit spare us the wait of their inevitable artistic collaboration. We hoped these two artists would find each other and work together. Lucky for us they didn't waste any time and the results are just great! A vibrant and colorful "versus" piece (complete with Mortal Kombat reference), using each artists signature style, playing off each other, while making one fun and cohesive piece. Nice! Now just don't make us wait til Easter for the next collab piece, ok you two?

Friday, March 13, 2015

Sound Advice

We spotted a sticker on Las Vegas Blvd. with a good plan and some pretty sound advice. "Waste Your Life. Be An Artist." Sounds like a deal to us, we're already on that path and happy as hell! A little research finds their true meaning behind this design...

"Waste Your Life. Be An Artist. began as a reverse propaganda sticker campaign that started hitting the streets of Las Vegas, NV in 2005 with wheat paste and stickers. From its humble roots of bombing the local arts district, we have since reached across the entire U.S. and into many other countries. Despite an international presence, we have grown locally as a DIY Brand to support artists of all walks by promoting gallery shows, live music, and other events encompassing many artistic genres.

We dig it and apparently the Buffman does too! He buffed around it, nice!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Almost Everyone

Los Angeles street artist All The Girls Love Earl gets up in the 18b Arts District with a large sticker,
but it appears that not everyone loves Earl by the looks of that ripped sticker. What gives?! Our guess is someone tried to steal this sticker, Earl's artwork is some of the cleanest and tightest we've seen. Be it on the street or wherever. Always straight up quality and it is damn great to see it here in Vegas.    

Monday, March 9, 2015

Hipster Hypnosis

New piece of artwork in the 18b Arts District, a tiled image of a hipster looking couple inside of an hypnosis wheel. Not sure of the message nor the artist, but not a bad tile job on those flyers. You'd be surprised how tough it is just to get shit straight while you're rushed on the streets, looking around, always moving and trying to not get caught. Stay up!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Hi, Who Are You?

A new large artist unknown piece in the 18b Arts Disctrict looks familiar to us, it sorta reminds us of a Daniel Johnston drawing. Done in black paint on kraft paper, it has the look and feel of his artwork. Maybe this is a tribute to him and his life? (Ever seen the movie? Whoa!) Well, this guy definitely stands out amongst the ever-increasingly crowded walls of the 18b. Nice!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Cleaner Corners

This large wheatpaste stands guard on the corner of Gass and Las Vegas Las Vegas Boulevard, demanding your attention. Unfortunately we still have no idea who this artist is, but! It has been great to see more and more larger pieces going up around town. Like this horned, Darth Vader helmet wearing, uh birdy type guy... Well whatever the hell he is, we dig it!

Monday, March 2, 2015

The Circle Of Art

Shye Bunnysuit returns to the 18b Arts District with a piece that gives us a peek into her creative process. A round black and white paster with a string of words (SEE, FEEL, PLAN, MAKE) added symbols that correspond with said text with arrows to help you along your artistic journey. Now that she has given us our instructions, go out and create something!!!