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Welcome to Vagabundler!

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 175.000 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!!!


LATEST POSTS
Russia / StreetartThe creative urban artist Алекс Джи or Alex G. has been a graffiti sprayer in the Russian capital Moscow for more than ten years now. Under his artist name GARICK, he is a member of the fabulous CREW TEAM and has also participated in a variety of festivals and jams such as the “Clean Energy”, the “Rhythm of my City” or the “Gamma Art Weekend”. In an interview he told us about his art and how it is to spray graffiti in Moscow. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Artisani / Music / South AfricaIf you are a journalist and you go into the jungle you can find the strangest things. For example other journalists. But sometimes these other journalists are more interesting than the jungle at the moment. Some kind of these meetings happened in Ciudad del Este in Paraguay near the Iguazu Waterfalls this spring. Coincidental at the same time when we stood there in a mansion there was as well the journalist, national-geographic writer and co-founder of The Grind Radio: Jade Wood from South Africa. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Germany / StreetartThe “Teufelsberg” or in English “The Devil’s Mountain” is a wonderful creative place above the rooftops of Berlin’s Charlottenburg district. Great art and cultural events have been taking place here for years. The former and half decayed NSA Cold war spy station has been converted into a creative wonderland, awesome parties take place, rousing festivals, interesting film events and of course there is a lot of terrific art. The walls are just bursting with urban art and the Teufelsberg is one of the largest Halls of Fames in Germany. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Bulgaria / Culturists / StreetartWe had already an article about streetart and the city tours in Sofia. In the following story we want to tell you a bit more especially about the Sofia Graffiti Tour and some little streetart gimmicks, we found during our expedition through Bulgaria´s capital. The Graffiti Tour starts on the four days between Friday and Monday always at 3 pm at the corner of „Todor Alexandrov“ and „Bratya Miladinovi“ in front of the Statue of Sofia close to the metro station Serdika and is definitly recommendable. We were very lucky that day, no one else was taking part at the tour, so we had our tour guide Niki Borisov just for ourselves and could even ask and discus more. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Germany / StreetartThe park area “Südgelände” functioned as a locomotive and shunting station about 200 years ago, and much on the site still reminds of that time. There are many rails overgrown by bushes and trees, old sheds and engine halls that have been restored and function as cultural sites, restaurants or art workshops now. The park operator has approved the location on the railway line as a spray point. Check out the great artworks! >>> READ MORE   [...] Read more...
Asia / LaosWhile we passed the beautiful village Vang Vieng during our Laos trip we visited the Karst Mountains, heaps of nice lagoons and caves and took as well part at the tubing of course. But the real good offers and choices we unfortunately found only in the end of our stay. Like always, you get to the best things just in the end. We didn´t experience the tours ourselves, but still we brought you a lot of amazing photographs and interesting interviews. Just in case if you should be around there one day. An insider tip: Lala and his tours! >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Germany / StreetartThe streetart photographer Alexej Roth from Heilbronn collected great photos of urban art during a trip to the town of Halle an der Saale, means next to the Saale river. Most of the artworks are located around Landsberg Street at the FREIRAUMGALERIE. For years the buildings around have been abandoned and the area was kind of a lost place. The artists brought life to it again. Not only with amazing paintings all over, there is even an artistic playground area where everybody can add some wood and be part of the creation process. It’s an alternative colorful place which you can admire by looking at, but further more the concept motivates you to take part in creating. Check out the photo gallery. >>> READ MORE   [...] Read more...
Accommodation / Asia / Gastro / VietnamVietnam is famous for its delicious cuisine, the marvelous beaches, the jungle or as well for the remains of the underground tunnel system from the war. But the country is for sure not famous for Reggae Music. Let´s see…. maybe just not yet! Actually everything you need for this lifestyle is perfectly there. You just need someone, who is going to establish the concept. Exactly this idea had the former Berliner and now Vietnam citizen Herby. He opened the Reggae chillspot „Little Kingston Beach Bar“ in the beach village Mũi Né. Herby is Reggae DJ since 20 years and lives since five years in Vietnam. The first three years he was resident DJ and manager in several clubs in Saigon, after quite a while he finally found a perfect place for his own project. We visited him and relaxed at the comfy hammock area at his beach bar location while we recorded an interview about the origin and development of the place. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Atelier / Cyprus / StreetartIn recent years more and more color has been coming to the island of Cyprus in the Mediterranean. The enthusiastic artist ACHILLEAS MICHAELIDES, better known as PAPARAZZI, just kept on creating one fantastic artwork after the other. He is playing an important role in the development of the local scene and the passionate inventor builds up communities, hosts festivals, connects artists and runs his own studio in Larnaka. We spoke with the fabulous artist in an extensive interview about his creative doings and about the story how he became an artist. True words with a lot of respect, experience and wisdom. >>> 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...
History / Italy / StreetartIn the mountains of Sardinia is the small picturesque village of Orgosolo. And it is indeed picturesque that it resembles a small art gallery. The streets and houses are completely decorated with fascinating wall paintings, with the so-called “Murales”. The works are often interspersed with the content of the protest or with paroles and slogans, the motifs also often show political or historically important scenes. But of course there are also a lot of other themes and motifs involved and time by time some new artwork is getting added. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
ParaguayEncarnación is the capital of the department of Itapúa in Paraguay and is one with about 130,000 inhabitants of the largest cities in the country. It is located on the river Paraná on the border with Argentina. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Events / Germany / StreetartFrom 17th June till 19th June 2022 the UNARTIG streetart festival took place around the Urban Nation Museum at Bülowstreet 7 with the motto “Kunst im Quartier”, which means in English “Art in the neighbourhood”. A huge mural made by the BROKEN FINGAZ CREW on the museum facade was inaugurated during the festival and several artists presented their artworks on temporary walls. Check out the detailed documentation of this event with heaps of photos! >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Japan / PainterWhen you look on the fantastic paintings of SKULL ART TAKA you have to think of Alien, Giger and dark apocalyptic worlds. Of monsters that don’t scare you in the end, because they look so damn fascinating. The artist, also called TAKANORI is a master of this design, a visual genius for creatures and he is especially into the skulls. There are numerous other types of themes in the artworks, but the main topic was and is always the skull. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Sri Lanka / StreetartMirissa is one of the hot spots for the surf community in the country and a popular tourist destination with good waves and fine sandy beaches. Visitors from all over the world come to Mirissa, and of course including many creative artists from the field of graffiti, which is why you can see really a lot of cool pieces on the walls here. Western-style graffiti with letters, because mostly you tend to see figurative murals on the island which are also around, but in Mirissa there is a comparatively large amount of graffiti. >>> READ MORE   [...] Read more...
Malta / StreetartMalta was initially a disappointment when it comes to street art. Everywhere only the color ochre and ochre and again ochre on these strange conservative stones. But in between, and often half-hidden, there are still small oases of urban art. Some of these creative spaces have been generated by the fantastic crew of ADD MORE COLORS during the few utterly legendary MALTA STREETART FESTIVALS, while another important spot is certainly the colorful and famouse MSIDA SKATE PARK, of which the MSA MALTA SKATEBOARD ASSOCIATION is taking care of. But we found even more super awesome and also less awesome stuff. Especially the great local artists COOKER, JUSTINK’S AND MURALS or TWITCH should be mentioned here. They are talented productive and heartful busy all over the island by bringing diversity on this rock. Or let´s say multiple rocks. There are some more islands. And yes, we have also streetart footage even from the island Gozo! Check out the huge gallery with around 1000 photos and numerous sub-articles. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Architecture / History / JapanMany of the temples, shrines and ruins in Nara form the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara”, which is announced as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The complex includes the Tōdai-ji, the Kōfuku-ji, the Kasuga taisha, the Gangō-ji, the Yakushi-ji, the Tōshōdai-ji, and the Heijō Palace. The nearby Kasugayama Primeval Forest is also identified as part of the world heritage site and worth a visit. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Argentina / Events / StreetartThe first international urban art festival DeInstinto brought more than 50 local, national and international muralists and graffiti artists to Mar de Plata. The mission was to beautify the abandoned organic railway line between Guido and Funes. This area from the streets Castelli to Almirante Brown got transformed into an amazing and free open air urban art gallery spanning several blocks. >>> 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...
Cinema / GermanyThe focus is on experimental film, but Cristina Binetti’s visual art project also includes her directorial work, photographs, documentaries and books. The video artist was born in 1976 in Frankfurt am Main, but has her roots in Apulia near Bari. Many of her films have therefore been made in Italy. As a child, she wrote short stories, later screenplays, until she was finally able to sell her screenplay debut “Transire” to an international film production. >>> 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...
Streetart / USAThe whole city of Miami is covered with awesome graffiti and streetart. But if you really want to see the hot spots you should go the Wynwood district. There is just one magnificent creation next to each other. It is the artists neighbourhood. The locals are just phenomenal and meanwhile artists from all over the world left their marks there. Here we have a great collection of the best pieces from Wynwood. >>> READ MORE [...] Read more...
Events / Germany / StreetartOn March 8th is the annual International Women’s Day and this year the third edition of the great FLINTA* GRAFFITI JAM will take place again at the Berlin Mauerpark. The acronym FLINTA* stands for women, lesbians, inter, non-binary, trans and agender people. The asterisk at the end is intended to include further variations in gender diversity. According to the meaning, the event is about variety, diversity, respect and equality. In 2022 and 2023 two editions of this fantastic event already happenend with numerous awesome artworks. Check out the galleries from the previous years and be at Mauerpark on Friday! >>> READ MORE   [...] Read more...
Nature / ParaguayParque das Aves is a theme park located in the city of Foz do Iguaçu, in the Brazilian state of Paraná. Situated near the Iguazu River Falls, the park has 16 hectares of native forest, with 1500 animals including birds, reptiles and mammals, from 140 different species. It is a private institution that works as an integrated conservation center for Atlantic Forest species, researching captive breeding and preserving endangered animals. Its structure has 1,300 meters of trails, where birds are arranged for observation, and environments that mimic natural ecosystems for some species, such as alligators, boa constrictors, marmosets and butterflies. >>> 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 8300 pages and more than 68.000 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

GERMANY: Streetart Berlin – Marzahn – Märkische Allee 181 – Graffiti Wall at the Fire Department

After a long process, the GRAFFITI LOBBY BERLIN and the youth culture center DIE KLINKE were able to inaugurate a new Hall of Fame in Berlin’s Marzahn district in May 2021. The outer wall of the local fire station department was cleared for artistic designs and has been a legal hall ever since. The wall …

IRELAND: Streetart Dublin – Richmond Spray Space – Graffiti Paradise in Portobello

The area around Richmond Street is just a colorful art paradise. At least it once was on a much larger scale. Many buildings have since been demolished and some of the graffiti spots unfortunately no longer exist. But several wall parts are still active and great artworks continously get created here, also in our archive …

VENEZUELA: Urban Art Connection with Nature and our Soul – Empathic Mural Messages – KOZ DOS

The empathic and finger-pointing shamans are spread across the world, intended to evoke and draw attention, fascinating to look at but also thought-provoking. The Venezuelan artist KOZ DOS and the creative group around him have been creating magnificent murals across the globe for many years. Always with a touching message and a reminder of our …