BANKSY IN CALAIS: Secretive street artist leaves Steve Jobs painting at refugee camp

Calais, FRANCE VIJAY SHAH via The Wrap Guerilla artist Banksy, famed for his powerful street art laced with socio-political commentary, has resurfaced again, this time at the notorious refugee camp, dubbed ‘The Jungle’ in Calais, France, online magazine The Wrap and the New York Times reported yesterday. As the debate on the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis reverberates across Europe and much of the world, the Bristol artist, famed as much for his guarded anonymity as for his works of many of which have sold for several thousand pounds, left behind an artwork on a wall in the Jungle, depicting the late founder of … Continue reading BANKSY IN CALAIS: Secretive street artist leaves Steve Jobs painting at refugee camp

LEBRON 11: Nike launches new sports shoe influenced by graffiti

Sportswear manufacturer and leading athletic designer brand Nike have launched the newest addition to their extensive trainer (sneaker) range this weekend, as mentioned on the official Nike Twitter account. The LeBron 11 ‘Graffiti’ shoe, part of Nike’s renowned basketball shoe collection aimed at younger buyers, carries a distinctive long tongue. It is inlaid with red cushioned fabric for maximum comfort, and emblazoned with a design in black and white that combines jagged edges and flourishing lines. The pattern pays homage to the urban traditions of American street art – a visual philosophy which have been intertwined with the roots of … Continue reading LEBRON 11: Nike launches new sports shoe influenced by graffiti