WRDSMTH, when the word becomes street art

WRDSMTH, when the word becomes street art

Claudia Fuggetti · 1 month ago · Art

WRDSMTH is the name of an emerging author, screenwriter, former advertising copywriter and street artist: yes, we’re talking about one person. Born and raised in the Midwest, he moved to Los Angeles and started working in Hollywood, following the great American dream.

Over time, the artist has identified his style as a perfect mix of past and present. WRDSMTH has defined his art as “a unique combination of stenciling and wheatpasting”, a technique that has allowed him to make his mark not only on the walls of Los Angeles but also on those of various parts of the world.

The thoughts and messages become indelible as if to put a fixed point within a world that is constantly changing and that does not guarantee any certainty.

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WRDSMTH è il nome di un artista poliedrico di Los Angeles che scrive sui muri pensieri e parole indelebili. Dai un'occhiata alla nostra gallery!
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Factourism, facts and curious anecdotes become original illustrations

Factourism, facts and curious anecdotes become original illustrations

Giulia Guido · 1 month ago · Art

Did you know that iPhones are dirtier than the toilet seat? And that, on average, an IKEA Billy bookcase is sold every 5 seconds? 

If you’re always looking for curiosities and strange and unusual anecdotes then Factourism is for you, but we’re going step by step. 

Factourism is a site that was born in 2018 with a single intent, that of telling “real facts from the real world with real sources” through funny images and cartoons with a strong impact. 

The site is the work of the Copenhagen-based infographic agency Ferdio, which every day tries to turn information into images and stories. 

The most interesting aspect of Factourism and the reason why I suggest you not only look at their Instagram profile but also go to the site is that each illustration is accompanied by the source, often renowned newspapers and magazines. In this way, even the most skeptical, those always ready to dispel and give their opinion, will have to give in to the evidence. 

In our gallery, you will find a selection of images. 

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Traces, The Krank installation with 500 trash bags

Traces, The Krank installation with 500 trash bags

Giulia Guido · 4 weeks ago · Art

More and more often we find ourselves reading disconcerting news about the situation of our Planet. The problems are many, climate change, the extinction of entire animal species, pollution, the accumulation of waste. We have dozens and dozens of data available, on how much we consume, how much we recycle, how much time we have before the situation becomes irrecoverable, but these are numbers that are difficult to concretely visualize. 

This is why The Krank, a Greek artist who lives and works in Berlin, has decided to show, through a truly suggestive installation, how much waste we produce and cannot recycle. The work is called Traces and was set up in the X LANE cultural center, during the Graphic Days #14 exhibition held in October. 

The entire floor of one of the building’s halls was covered with 500 black trash bags. A sense of bewilderment pervades the viewer who, used to seeing a maximum of ten bags together, is completely surrounded by them. In addition, the installation is also illuminated by red lights, to give a further sense of imminent danger. 

Traces by The Krank makes us think, soon the streets of our cities, the beaches, the parks could have the appearance of this installation. We hope not.  

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Studio Studio Studio, Edoardo Tresoldi’s new interdisciplinary project

Studio Studio Studio, Edoardo Tresoldi’s new interdisciplinary project

Giulia Guido · 4 weeks ago · Art

It is called Studio Studio Studio and it is expected to be the next masterpiece by Edoardo Tresoldi, but this time it is not one of his emblematic installations of wire mesh and industrial materials, but a real interdisciplinary reality with the aim of creating hybrid cultural projects involving from time to time different creatives. 

Studio Studio Studio’s first project is not long in coming and it will see the light in Saudi Arabia soon, on the occasion of the Diriyah Oasis festival curated by the Dubai Designlab Experience studio.

It is called Gharfa and consists of an experiential pavilion that in its highest part will reach 26 meters high and that will investigate and will be focused on the close relationship between man, landscape and architecture.




Gharfa is the result of a work born from the collaboration between Edoardo Tresoldi – obviously – and Alberonero, designer known for his interventions focused on the use of color and on how this can convey emotions to the viewer, Max Magaldi, Italian musician and father of the so-called “sound murals” (“murales sonori“), or site-specific sounds of entire public spaces, and Matteo Foschi, garden designer and founder of Odd Garden Studio who with his installations specialized in the design and construction of gardens, green spaces, and contemporary installations has changed the classical concept of gardening.  

We don’t know yet what Gharfa will look like, but taking into account the skills of the four Italian artists and their previous works we can only expect something truly extraordinary. 

Edoardo Tresoldi Studio Studio Studio Gharfa | Collater.al 5
Edoardo Tresoldi Studio Studio Studio Gharfa | Collater.al 5
Edoardo Tresoldi Studio Studio Studio Gharfa | Collater.al 5
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Edoardo Tresoldi Studio Studio Studio Gharfa | Collater.al 5
Edoardo Tresoldi Studio Studio Studio Gharfa | Collater.al 5

Photo by Aruallan
Photo by Cristiano Coini
Visual Identity by Derein

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Anthropoceano, the anti-smog mural at Lambrate

Anthropoceano, the anti-smog mural at Lambrate

Collater.al Contributors · 4 weeks ago · Art

A few days ago in Milan – in the Lambrate area – Anthropoceano appeared, a mural on the wall of a building in Via Viotti in front of the train station created by Iena Cruz, a Milanese street artist. This is a marine theme and combines art, sustainability, and awareness of one of the most current environmental emergencies: the pollution of the seas caused by plastic. The concept is to create a work that has as its main objective to make people reflect on the scars left by man on the seabed and on the surface of the ocean.

The peculiarity of this work is the technique with which it was created as the artist decided to create an anti-smog mural. This is made possible by the use of special paint, called Airlite, which reduces by 88% the presence of nitrogen dioxide in the air, an innovative technology capable of eliminating pollutants through natural and artificial light. Painting has the task of absorbing the pollution of the city in an artistic way. This has made the wall of the building a sort of natural purifier whose effectiveness is equal to the action of about 330 square meters covered by tall trees.

The realization of this mural is part of the project No Plastic More Fun conceived and carried out by Worldrise, a non-profit organization that sponsors sustainable solutions for large urban centers, with the support of the Ocean Family Foundation and the collaboration of North Sails. North Sails has long been active in tackling the problem of disposable plastics by creating a network of venues that have decided not to serve any type of disposable plastic product.

In the middle of Anthropoceano, there is an oil platform, whose chimney follows the profile of a plastic container that traps the marine ecosystem.
In a period like this, where the environmental struggle is more alive than ever, the work wants to creatively retrace the path that plastic accomplishes: from its origin to the environmental impact that comes with it. At the same time, depicting some of the most threatened marine animals, the mural invites people to reflect on all the issues related to the exploitation of natural resources such as overfishing and poaching of which sharks and whales are victims.

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Text by Anna Cardaci

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