Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Maus Haus

Strych9 brings us another piece of his artwork to the 18b Arts District. An old hospital X-ray with a stenciled image of Adolph Hitler with the head of Mickey Mouse, complete with the Sieg Heil salute in an attempt to further his point and meaning. Which I guess, is pretty damn open to interpitation to us. He could mean an entire world of of possibilities with this piece, but we have yet to crack the code.  

Monday, September 28, 2015

Down The Capper

We've seen a few of these sideways anarchy signs around town and over other artists pieces, like on this Deep Cover piece in the 18b and were wondering who it was. Well they left their social media calling card on this tiled 228, and it makes us wonder how well this kinda stuff would go over in a bigger city with a bigger scene. Being transplants from Los Angeles we can tell ya, it wouldn't. It seems all these newer artists have no idea what the rules of the street are, or that there are even rules for street art! Well, I mean...their logo is an anarchy sign now isn't it? 

Friday, September 25, 2015

Illegal Is Beautiful

Another year of Life Is Beautiful brings another round of new legal murals, which is always pretty cool.
But the best thing is that most muralists started as street artists, so that means they also wanna get up with different pieces other than their murals. Like this D*Face we found walking the Life Is Beautiful grounds last night, sticking with his Vegas chip theme we find that this year that the little guy crapped out. With D*Face logos falling outta his turned out pockets, with little touches like one logo landing on the sidewalk we understand why D*Face continues to rise in the art world. You can really see and understand the quality of his artwork when you see it in a street art environment, like we said we always enjoy the huge murals. But smaller and more intimate piece like this are always gonna be the true winners with us, stay tuned for more 2015 Life Is Beautiful posts!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


Another Typical Bandito piece spotted in the 18b Arts District, this time on Charleston and Casino. This poster featuring two pornstars from Vivid Entertainment Group had been hand painted painted and their facial features exaggerated. The bodies have been painted reminiscent of tribal tattoo artwork, with added delicate flower looking designs and some interesting sliced bodies in there. They have a sort of 80's feel to them, with the bright colors and line work through their hair. They are a very interesting pair and fun piece that brings color and life to the streets of Las Vegas. 

Monday, September 21, 2015

Street Totem

We recently came across these 3 heads in a row in the 18b Arts District, growing more as time passes they are turning into some sorta street art totem. The first we saw was the There She Is hand painted Sophia Loren piece with her disapproving look, then a mongoloid looking unknown artist Jimi Hendrix stencil popped up next. Lastly Typical Bandito with one of his hand finished pieces. Surrounded by tags and a multitude of artists, this collab keep giving as people add new faces. Can't wait to see who will be next to join their ranks.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Like Flies On....

Some call the building on Coolidge and 1st an amazing piece of art with the growing collection of different artwork on it. But to us, it looks like something else and its starting to gather flies. Of course there are standout pieces all over the building but the amount of poor quality art is starting to take over. These little blue artist unknown flies are a great edition and give an unspoken commentary about street art in the 18b Art District. I mean, if you completely read into things like we like to do! 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Pink Face, Yellow Flower

We've spotted a few of these new little guys on the streets lately, not sure who the artist is but damn it is cute! Somehow it reminds of us a happy little Hippo face taking a moment to stop and smell the flowers, which is kinda weird cuz this corner box usually smells like bum piss. This corner of 7th and Stewart is gaining momentum with artists hitting it with new pieces all the time, this scene is on the rise!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Phone Home

More artwork from photographer/street artist Crummy Gummy's recent visit to Las Vegas, this piece we spotted in the 18b is entitled "E.T. No Home". It is a sharp printed photography image, this time the artists focus is Neca's 2012 Telepathic E.T. action figure. Adding touches like the I Love New York shirt, signature on the flower pot and the "ACTOR 4 HIRE" text on his Speak and Spell really make this a fun piece to see on the street. These recent pieces from CG raise the bar for Vegas street art with their quality and clean execution, so everyone take note, go back out and get up! 

Friday, September 11, 2015

Face Bones

There has been an explosion of artwork in the 18b in the past few months and its been a mixed bag of quality to be sure. From established street artists to first timers spraying their first hurried stencils, but this piece seems to be collab from two of the latter artists. A sprayed face surrounded by a stencil of skull and bones surrounding it to... I guess help disguise those can skills, we're guessing. So damn, it might be one artist after all, just using two techniques poorly. But that is an interesting circle bone effect around the stencil, kinda cool.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Princess Charming

We've been seeing Typical Bandito street pieces on Instagram for awhile but we haven't seen on in person, til now. We gotta say, its been worth the wait! This black and white phonograph of Bette Davis titled Stereotypical Temper, with painted delicate lines and bright colors is beautiful. Spotting these pieces is like finding hidden gems on the street to us. After seeing and photographing street art for as long as we have, you tend to get burnt on certain styles that are being rehashed to the nth degree. Thank you Typical Bandito, keep getting up!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Free Bed Bugs!

Photographer/street artist Crummy Gummy gets up in the 18b Arts District with a fun and colorful digitally printed image of Chairy, Pee Wee Herman's beloved chair and buddy on his show. Looks like you get a little more than you asked for if you take Chairy home though, a bed bug infestation! But hey, at least Crummy Gummy let us know beforehand with a sign. Looks like Milk the Bunny got a little unsolicited collab action with a thought bubble riding above CG's piece, its always interesting how different artists can either love or hate additional artwork added to their own. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, we think this one does but we can't really answer for CG.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Stuck Up Posse

LaRON Emcee's collection of Gary Everywhere on the corner of Coolidge and 1st has had some new recruits added. Obviously not from LaRON's collection, this is a whole new set of people adding their mark. A couple of tag stickers, some new faces and a Jim Jones pisstake on the old Andre the Giant Has a Posse sticker. This little spot was completely dead for a bit til LaRON hit it, now its back strong! Awesome!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Spy Vs. Spy

Deep Cover returns to the Coolidge wall in the 18b with some new pieces, we dig this new yellow color they are using. Cool to see something other than black and white on the streets, it gets a tad redundant in our minds. Riding just below Milk The Bunny and DanMan's collab, and some unknown individual has added some text that reads. "This is the worst Spy Vs Spy I've read...yet". We admit, it made us chuckle for awhile. Street Art is turning into Street Comics now, too funny.