Refresh the City, Sprite and Artkademy’s project to refresh cities

Refresh the City, Sprite and Artkademy’s project to refresh cities

Giulia Pacciardi · 2 years ago · Art

Street Art and urban regeneration were the fundamental themes behind Refresh the City, the project born from the collaboration between Sprite and Artkademy, which has seen 3 different Street Artist works on 5 graffiti in 4 different Italian cities.

Mr Wany, Etsom and Mate found themselves having to collaborate with young creative people who, through a contest promoted by Sprite, proposed their ideas and their graphic sketches.

From the ideas of the winners came the street art works that decorated the walls of Milan, Catania, Rome and Naples.

The project started with the first graffito by Mr. Wany, in the heart of the Navigli in Milan, which with a style that mixes illustration and comics, surrealist pop painting and graffuturism, tells the spirit of the whole initiative and the concept “Born to Refresh“.

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Right after it was the turn of Catania, in Viale Castagnola in the Librino district, which saw the hand of Mate give life to “Incontri rinfrescanti del terzo tipo“, an interstellar journey to discover new unexplored worlds born from the Sprite freshness.

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For the city of Rome, the district chosen was that of Corviale, nicknamed “Il Serpentone” by the Romans and by its inhabitants.

A young girl from Civitavecchia won the contest and, through the work made by Etsom “Refresh the Serpentone“, wanted to realize a project that spoke about freedom and escape from the schemes:”the Serpentone that ideally comes out of its architectural ‘cage’ to give life to a colorful and sparkling world“.

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Still Etsom, across the Parco dei Murales di Ponticelli in Naples, has also created “Refresh a occhi aperti“, a work of street art that encourages its spectators to always find a new point of view and a different way of looking at things in order to continue smiling and dreaming.

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The project ended with the second murals by Mate, built in Via Ludovico il Moro in Milan,”Lingua di polpo“.
Animals are often called upon to describe particular attitudes and characters, the octopus, in this case, represents the desire to embrace more passions and ideas at the same time.

With this murals, Sprite’s initiative was closed, bringing a breath of new air from north to south, with the ambition of redeveloping and revolutionizing all the cities involved thanks to the help of the young people who live there.

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Under construction sneakers illustrated by Musketon

Under construction sneakers illustrated by Musketon

Giulia Pacciardi · 2 years ago · Art

Bert, in art Musketon, approaches the world of graphics from a very young age when ten years ago, after buying his first computer with the money earned in a car wash, he discovers the thousand potentialities offered by Adobe.

Photoshop and Illustrator become, for the young Belgian artist, bread and butter and his works a real business, enchanting the world with his ironic vector illustrations.

After the famous series dedicated to cult machines of international cinema, today he presents a new series. Air Max, Vans Slip On and many other famous sneakers are ironically transformed into a real construction site, where miniature workers move between pipes, fuel and paint.

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Short video for Breakfast – Lego fried eggs for breakfast

Short video for Breakfast – Lego fried eggs for breakfast

Giulia Pacciardi · 2 years ago · Art

To continue the trend of stop-motion and food that always haunted me, I choose to propose you an incredible video recipe.

3 days to film it, 1,500 frames and I don’t know how much patience, to transform the iconic lego bricks in the perfect breakfast.
The BigBrosProductions has managed to make the fried eggs recipe, from beginning to end, in an almost realistic way.
The oil that fries, the eggs, the milk, salt and pepper, bread, jam and finally a glass of milk.

A crazy video of which you should also see the Behind the Scenes.

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Ballet Rotoscope, the short film that mix together dance and animation

Ballet Rotoscope, the short film that mix together dance and animation

Giulia Pacciardi · 2 years ago · Art

Born out of the collaboration between Japanese artists, researchers and designers Masahiko Sato + EUPHRATES, Ballet Rotoscope is an experimental short film that sees a dancer dance in an empty room surrounded only by her own movements.
Rotoscoping, the animation technique invented by Max Fleischer in 1905, is mainly used to create cartoons in which human figures are realistic.

The idea of the collective was to get out of the realistic dimension to get into the abstract one.
The lines, in fact, follow precisely the specific movements of the dancer but they do so also independently, without always remaining glued to her body.

The experiment aims to demonstrate how live-action and animation can coexist even separately, creating a new incredible source of beauty.

 

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Mantra’ butterflies exhibition

Mantra’ butterflies exhibition

Giulia Ficicchia · 2 years ago · Art

Although it has never been recognized as a sport, in my tender childhood, during the holidays spent in green fields, I defined myself as a practicing of “the butterflies chase art”. I used to do my activities during excursions in the mountains, walks in the pinewood and at the sea. I’m also proud to admit that I have always failed, and I still continue to observe them with admiration and amazement in all their colours.

This romantic passion is obviously not only mine: the French street artist, Mantra, dedicates some of his most beautiful murals to the animal kingdom that he has always considered fascinating since his childhood. And here the butterflies become the protagonists of the façades of commercial and residential buildings around the world, from Spain to Austria, from France to Bogota. Perfectly flat surfaces are transformed into exhibitors containing huge three-dimensional lepidopters full of colour.

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