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A wonderful ragbag for alternative travelers and fans of creativity, especially urban art. On this platform you can find interesting reportages, detailed country or city maps and coverages on awesome artists. There is a whole section about interviews with unique people and their amazing work, as well about crazy events and interesting sustaining projects from all around the world. Meanwhile we have around 170.000 photos in our archive and we try to preserve some of this creativity with our documentation. All respect to the artists! As well to all the numerous people involved in this non profit project. We do this voluntarily because we love it and we want to support the art scene in general and socio-cultural understanding between us on this planet. If you find any mistakes or missing information, just send us a message. We are creating, building and changing on this website all the time – but – of course!  If there is free time…. we travel and explore!!!


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Argentina / Sports / StreetartDiego Armando Maradona Franco was an Argentine football player and coach. He is one of the “legends of world football” and is considered one of the best football players in history. Already as a younger player he was called “El Pibe de Oro” – “The golden Boy”. In his career Maradona took part in four World Cup tournaments in 1982, 1986, 1990 and 1994. Altogether the footballist scored 34 goals in 91 international matches. Maradona died on November 25th 2020 in Dique Luján in Argentina. This page is dedicated to the great athlete and shows numerous artworks that have been created as tributes and homages to honorable Maradona across the city of Buenos Aires. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Finland / StreetartThe Finnish border town of Tornio is basically part of a twin city that is closely connected to its Swedish counterpart Haparanda. The Swedish-Finnish border runs right through the middle of the town. This article is about urban art on the Finnish side of Tornio. The whole area is very famous for salmon fishing, because it is a major breeding and passing ground for these animals. But it is also a place of creative “breeding” and development of art and paint on the walls. Especially the HORIZONT collective has done its best with many artworks to make the streets more colorful. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Architecture / History / MaltaReligion plays an important role in Maltese culture and tradition. There are over 360 chapels and churches throughout the archipelago, including the huge Carmelite Cathedral in Valletta and the great Ta’ Pinu Basilica in Gozo for example. The presence of faith is also evident in the streets and integrated onto the homes of the Maltese people in form of small plaques, figures and ornaments depicting saints and thus acting as the patron saint of the building. Many Maltese also give their houses their individual names, so you often find among these door saints also tiles or signs with the building names. Here is a small collection of these beautiful mostly made of ceramic works of art. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Chile / South America / StreetartAnother very cool surfers spot in Chile is the second biggest city in the country: La Serena. Here the Elqui-Valley is just around the corner, it´s one of the main producing areas for the Chilenian national drink Pisco. It´s a very nice drink, you can get in Germany as well, but for sure not comparable to the one you can get there at the vineyards. The city is really nice, with the historic center built in the colonial style and if you arrive from the north it is quite pleasant to arrive at this alive and green place after a lot of ghosttowns in the Atacama desert, who remind on the salpeter mining period. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Germany / StreetartFor many years, there existed a popular, but unofficial graffiti hotspot in the Wedding district of Berlin. Along the Napolenkai and on the Allée du Stade was the former gravel and rubble dumping ground, which was surrounded by a wall of concrete blocks. Perfect surface for spray can art. In February 2023, the soil sealing and walls were removed and unfortunately this graffiti spot no longer exists anymore. But in our archive you can still admire numerous photos! >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Poland / StreetartUsing the bicycle path over the Vistula River in Warsaw, leading along the access roads to the Siekierkowski Bridge, or running to the bus or tram on the left-hand side of the Poniatowski Bridge, you can encounter fascinating images created by great artist ANDY BLACK. Pictures that cannot be ignored, full of emotions that everyone can read differently. Sometimes it is anger, sometimes fear or surprise. Or maybe you will see a smile there? In fact, it is up to the viewer to read these feelings. They are images that replace many words that could be used to describe them. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Events / Germany / StreetartMoabit shows flag! With cool music, graffiti and creative standing together against racism and discrimination heaps of artists participated at the “Anti Racism Jam 2022”, which took place from March 25th to 27th around the “Center for Art and Urbanism” (ZK/U). The event was organized by the 21ER GALLERY and magnificent works of art were created over the three days on the large concept wall and on the facades of the Union Sports Hall.  Check out the huge collection with the fantastic graffiti artworks! >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Germany / Photography / StreetartThe photographer Jörg Udo Kuberek, or just “Fotojörg” for short, started documenting Frankfurt graffiti and street paintings at the end of the 1980s. In the beginning there were political slogans on facades or funny slogans on toilet walls, but soon the passionate motivational seeker came across the colorful wild style, characters and just the right graffiti. Over the years, several thousand pictures from the Main metropolis and the region have accumulated – you’d have to print it! The idea for the Mainstyle magazine was born, but initially only seven print editions in black and white were published at the beginning of the 90s. To be exactly, the first one went out on 24th of July in 1990. After a short break with various photo exhibitions on urban street art, but also on other themes such as “Abandoned Places”, Fotojörg went online with Mainstyle in 2011. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Germany / StreetartKrusty the Clown and Fred Flintstone, Garfield or Bugs Bunny. If you discover such characters individually or integrated into larger wall paintings, then this probably indicates the workings of the STONED NOMADS CREW, short SNC and in particular the crew member CESAR ONE. And this article here is exactly about this creative artist. CESAR ONE founded the SNC in 1999 with the  KRIZLA. Together with MIND21, SPASM, KOMA and other homies and supporters they form the team. For more than 20 years the crew has been increasingly supplying class material in the Rhine-Main-Area in Germany but also all around the globe. Check out the interview. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
History / ParaguayAsunción is the capital city of Paraguay and is located on the western shore of the Río Paraguay, on the bay of Asunción. The city impresses with the architecture in the colonial style, including the turmoil of the streets and the whole in a somewhat run-down but very friendly and summery inviting area. Asunción has a good 550,000 inhabitants, in the metropolitan area it should be at the 1.9 million. That’s quite a lot, considering that the country has only 6.7 million inhabitants. And it is just green everywhere in all colors. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
ParaguayCiudad del Este is the second largest city of Paraguay after Asunción and capital of the department of Alto Paraná. Due to its strategic location in the border triangle between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, the Triple Frontera, it is a shopping and commercial center. The population was counted in 2008 with 320,782 habitants. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Germany / Painter / StreetartThe Frankfurt-based artist Lupus Alpha combines graffiti writing and caligraphy in his creative and mystical works of art. This combination is a unique art style and is called Calligraffiti. When tagging, one usually uses a marker, when graffiti the spray can and when caligraphy often the brush. With Calligraffiti, you use virtually everything together or build your personal tools like Lupus. The self-taught artist has acquired the techniques with plenty of enthusiasm himself and now has a wide arsenal of painting instruments and drawing equipment. This ranges from brooms and rakes to hairdryers. Great works of art are created through a space-filling collection and abstract elaboration of lettering. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
BoliviaTupiza is the central city in the department of Potosí in the south of Bolivia which is located just in the middle of the Andeans. As well it was our start to a fantastic journey through the mountain desert with phenomenal landscape views and amazing meetings with freak out rock formations. The next days could have been as well on planet Mars. We just arrived from Argentina and went to the bus station to check the options for the next steps of our travels. But there was no bus, at least none in the next eight hours. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Germany / StreetartThe Graffiti Zone at the Berlin Mauerpark is an open spray area on the former east-west border in the district Prenzlauer Berg. The spot is very busy and fantastic pieces get painted here every day. They are often only visible for a short time because continously new artworks appear on top of the older ones. We have therefore considered a categorization by creators with chronological updates for the archive. Check out the artist gallery with meanwhile already 500 artists and more than 7000 photos. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Germany / StreetartThe area at the Städelshof has some history of creative use and many awesome exhibitions, film programs, performances, lecture series, music events or parties happened at this place of around 1300 m². From 2007 till 2014 at the former headquarters of the KUNSTVEREIN FAMILIE MONTEZ and now MAIN YARD started to revitalize the space with music and art events. At the moment the area got demolished and is in reconstruction. During that time the artist COR painted a great peace mural as sign of solidarity with Ukraine and further spray actions by local artists OBSKUR87, FUEGO FATAL, SPOT, MOIN, SHOW ONE and TOE ONE followed. >>> READ MORE   [...] Read more...
Artisani / Japan / StreetartWe started the new year in Osaka, Japan. Konnichiwa! The celebration was great, the food and the sake fantastic, but the Japanese are not very familiar with streetart and graffiti. It is very regularized, officialized, well-signposted, marked and labeled. Streetpaintings which are out of the prevailing rules and raster, get cleaned away fast or cubically painted over. Which is kind of another invitation for some more already framed wish-wash or spray can art…. >>> READ MORE   [...] Read more...
History / JapanDuring our tour of Japan we made a stop in the historical-idyllic city of Kurashiki (Japanese 倉 敷 市, -shi). The Edo-era merchant town is located in Okayama prefecture and the former Bitchū province of Honshu, the main island of Japan. Kurashiki means something like „village from warehouses“. There are still dozens of buildings (Kura) preserved, which represent a symbol of the city due to their typical facades. It’s worth a visit. It is best to stay for a few days in the nearby Okayama and make a day trip by train to the cultural site. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Architecture / History / ParaguayItaipú is the name of a hydroelectric power plant and the associated Itaipú dam and the Itaipú reservoir on Paraná on the border between Paraguay and Brazil. Until the completion of the Three Gorges Dam in the People’s Republic of China in 2006, Itaipu was the world’s largest power plant in terms of output. Due to the high capacity utilization of turbines, Itaipu remains mostly in first place in terms of annual energy production even after 2006. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Germany / Painter / Sculptor / StreetartToday we introduce you to another brilliant person from the German capital Berlin. A passionate artist sparkling with innovation, at the same time an empathic, compassionate and critical activist. The creator AUTARK produces fascinating works in his art, as well he is a special energetic person and exudes warmth, sincerity and love. You notice this immediately when you meet him. This is exactly how he implements his works of art. With a lot of dedication and with a message. We spoke to AUTARK about his creative world in an extensive interview. Connected to the article are two pages about the recent exhibition Liberation and the showroom at Pop Kudamm. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Germany / StreetartThe Island of Poel is located in the Wismar Bay in the Baltic Sea near the city of Wismar. In 1997 it became a state-approved resort, and since 2004 the municipality has been known as the Ostseebad. Photographer and streetart hunter Holger Peter paid a visit to the Island of Poel and found several beautiful works of art spread over the area. The small and large murals often show motifs from local nature, fishing ships and the sea. Check out the collection and the new map! >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Architecture / MaltaValletta or La Valleta is the capital of the island nation and Republic of Malta. According to the area and the number of inhabitants, the city is the smallest capital of the states of the European Union. Due to its cultural wealth, Valletta was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1980 as an overall monument. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Argentina / StreetartAt the end of 2022, the long term urban art festival called “Paseo Festival San Fernando” a.k.a. PAF started to color up the city, promoted by the district municipality of Buenos Aires and organized by the prestigious artist SEBA CENER. A lot of artworks already have been finished and many more are going to come. Check out the fantastic creations and there is also a cool video included. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Illustration / USABesides the awesome painting artworks made by creative mind CHARLES SAMUEL WAIT, we show you now a collection of digital artworks in graphic style with an interview. Of course new canvas paintings get continously painted too, but also those new digital collages and the funny, graphic and emojylike characters with interesting little messages. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Canada / Events / StreetartThe Vancouver Mural Festival, or short VMF started in 2016 with demonstrating the transformative power of art in the city. Meanwhile they cover nine neighbourhoods not only every year during the event, but also have several creative and colorful side projects running. In 2020 during the Corona pandemic they started the initiative #MakeArtWhileApart and curated murals on boarded-up storefronts. In summer of the same year artists contributed on that festival edition about 60 new murals plus three weeks of live performances. Check out the huge gallery! >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...

>>>  INTERNATIONAL COLLECTIVE <<<

Many more awesome urban art loving photographers, documentors, creatives and Vagabundlers joined, we have every day heaps of new articles and photos. Still non-profit, still non-commercial, just because we like to do it. All the people involved in this project are listed on our Vagabundler Collective Map

Frank Hofmann is working on the enourmous Hamburg Streetart Map with meanwhile 1200 spots and more than 8000 photos!

Salvador Seda (GraffiPreBicentenario) from Chile joined and keeps on creating the Streetart Map of Angol and the Santiago Map

Patrice Loranger (PLoranger4417) from Canada joined and is building up the Streetart Map of Montreal.

Holger Peter (PeterEatAndArt) from Berlin joined and is building up the Streetart Map of Berlin with extensive infos about the artists and meanwhile with over 8200 pages and more than 67.000 photos. He is also doing the map for Rheine and the Island Poel

Analiá Pertusi aka Perts Jam joined and is building up a fantastic archive for the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires and as well for the Chascomus Map.

World traveller Mazzanti from Sweden contributes great photos for the Stockholm Map and for numerous places from all around the world.

Bart Hagel aka Street Art Damsko and Killer Leentje contribute awesome material for the Amsterdam Map.

Gail Lochner from Ecuador joined and is building up the map of Cuenca with fantastic artworks.

Agnieszka Pisarska (Piece of Streetart) contributes great galleries of cities in Poland and is building up the Streetart Map of Wrocław!

The Nomads on Wheels are travelling around the world in their van and sending awesome photos. Meanwhile we have great collections from 72 places.

Fiona Lu (City.Features) from Canada joined and is building up the Streetart Map of Vancouver.

Caley Costley (BobBleu) from California, USA joined and is building up the Streetart Map of Los Angeles.

Matthias Busch  joined and is building up the Streetart Map of Austin in Texas, USA.

Luigi Savoia from Italy joined and is building up the Streetart Map of Turin.

Milau Lutumba (Delutu) from France joined and is building up the Streetart Map of Paris

Julien Canadas from France joined and contributes great photos and also videos for the Toulouse Map.

Natalie Pomeroy aka Street Art Wombler is part of the team and contributes awesome material from Australia and especially Melbourne.

Mike Hennessey aka See Some Streetart joines our collective and works on the map for Almaty in Kazakhstan.

Irxnschmoiz is  our city ambassador for the Hannover map and contributes continously new material. He also takes photos from other interesting places in Germany.

Frankfurt Map reached 2000 spots and offers more than 27.000 photos to explore! As well there are lots of new updates to several places.

The Map

The worldmap with all the locations where we collected streetart and graffiti or did interesting interviews. Click on the colored fields and check out the content of each country. For several places it goes even into an additional level deeper and there are city maps. Besides urban art you will also find many articles about helpful projects, unique architecture and beautiful nature. Just the good things!


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New Reportages

THAILAND: Streetart Bangkok – Wang Burapha Phirom – Ong Ang Walking Street

Wang Burapha Phirom is a so-called “Khwaeng” of the Phra Nakhon district in Bangkok, which means something like neighborhood or sub-district. It is home to the famous Ong Ang Walking Street, the popular night market and the large Khlong Ong Ang shopping center adjacent to Bangkok’s Chinatown. The market and area are located close to …

GERMANY: Streetart Berlin – Wedding – Legendary Graffiti Wall at Napoleonkai and Allée du Stade

For many years, there existed a popular, but unofficial graffiti hotspot in the Wedding district of Berlin. Along the Napolenkai and on the Allée du Stade was the former gravel and rubble dumping ground, which was surrounded by a wall of concrete blocks. Perfect surface for spray can art. In February 2023, the soil sealing …

CHILE: Streetart Angol – Nahuelbuta Graff Jam – Angol’s First Urban Art Festival

ZEN, the father of the character Smile, created the first graffiti festival ever held in Angol! He looked for sponsors, spoke with the Municipality, and with the support of musician OUCLASS and the culture center FRONTERA SUR, he organized and convened the NAHUELBUTA GRAFF FESTIVAL between February 23rd and 24th in 2024. Numerous artists from …