CANADA: Montréal Streetart Hunter and Graffiti Seeker – Patrice Loranger

Patrice Loranger is a passionate streetart lover and explorer of urban creations. Continuously he takes awesome photographs of the wonderful graffiti artworks in his home city Montréal and also from other great places throughout Canada. As well he is committed to providing information about social projects and reports on charities and relief efforts. Patrice supports his city by highlighting issues and getting more attention to problems, but also to those who help. Here on the Vagabundler platform Patrice is building up the Streetart Map Montréal.

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FRANCE: Reporter and Réalisateur DELUTU aka MILAU K. LUTUMBA

Milau Lutumba aka Delutu is a passionate reporter, photographer and réalisateur from Paris, the wonderful capital of France. On his Instagram channel he provides nearly daily new super amazing artworks, mostly from his city, but also from other exciting places in France. As well he runs an interesting Facebook account and a recommendable Youtube channel with heaps of interviews and reportages. This guy is excitingly busy and provides really good stuff! Definitely worth to look at! Here on the Vagabundler website Milau is building up the Streetart Map of Paris with wonderful creations from the city of the Eiffel Tower on the river Seine.

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CHILE: Salvador J. Seda – Historian Streetart Hunter and GraffitiPreBicentenario

When you look on the photographs and the way how Salvador Seda presents and documents his fantastic findings you probably will get quite often the word historian in mind. He definitely is an ambitious street art hunter and as well a wonderful history lover with an excited focus and patient eye for the little details. Salvador is a searcher for the specialties what urban life can offer, gives impulses and tries as well to teach a little bit about the background of wall paintings in the city. At the moment he is building up the Streetart Map of Angol in Chile.

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GERMANY: Frank Hofmann – Informer, Stencil Artist and Graffiti Hunter

The innovative traveller, culture seeker and streetart hunter Frank Hofmann contributes regularly to the Vagabundler archive lots of fantastic graffiti images and interesting articles about impressive places. The graffiti seeker is currently filling the Hamburg Streetart Map with beautiful photo material! A big thank you also to Janine Lemke and Dirk Wesenberg for their contribution of heaps of photo footage! The Streetart Map Hamburg has meanwhile 850 spots divided into 12 categories with more than 4000 photos.

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IRELAND: The Icon Factory & The Icon Walk – Artist Aga Szot

This wonderful story is really one of the “greatest stories ever strolled”, as it is already written in the headline on the website of the Icon Factory in Dublin. This article will take this beautiful story further out into the world, with a readable artist conversation on the making and there is also an interesting podcast waiting for you to listen to. This is the story of the Icon Factory and the Icon Walk told by team member and visual artist Aga Szot in an interview.

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GREECE: The COLORS Hotel Thessaloniki – Modern style in historic walls

While staying in Thessaloniki we spend a lot of time on going out, having delicious meals and enjoying the vibrant nightlife. During one of these evenings I met Christina Drakopoulou and asked her, if she knows any graffiti artists or recommendable places for streetart. And yes, she knew. Her place: The Colors Hotel. Actually there are three of them. The Colors Hotels are old remodeled buildings with artworks of local sprayers. Again a magic meeting, it could have been fate or it just happened by accident, but of course we made an appointment for a visit. A few days later I met Christina at the building in 13 Tzimski Street, she showed me the place and we recorded an informative interview, as well we made a little movie about the place and some of the artistic rooms.

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CAMBODIA: JJ’s Playground – Beach Rave in Sihanoukville

Between the cultural treasures in the Cambodian inner country and the heaps of paradiseful islands by the sea there is Sihanoukville located on the Southern Coast of the Thailand Gulf. It´s headquarters for planing and starting a wonderful relaxing time on one island or do a hopping over several ones. Depening on the time you have, but for sure, you don´t want to leave. For the party people there is as well a cool nightlife provided including super nice sea side places with DJs and nightlong dancing on the beach till sunrise. One of those places with good cocktails, fine music and awesome partys is JJ’s Playground. We spoke with manager Jose and team members Justin and Dave in an interview about the place and the party at JJ’s, as well we did a short walkaround video during daylight.

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NETHERLANDS: Streetart Museum Amsterdam – Gabriele Romagnoli from GRTalk preserves artworks in Virtual Reality

For the past seven years, in collaboration with renown artists worldwide the Street Art Museum Amsterdam – or just SAMA – has built a collection of over 300 pieces that lightens up the walls of one of the most degraded neighborhoods of the city. Many of them are still present in the collection, but around 70% have been removed, demolished or painted over. By the end of this year renovation of the area will start and, even though it is part of the evolution of the urban landscape, the second monumental piece will turn to rubbles. To preserve the artwork long after it will be gone, SAMA together with GRTalk embarked on a project that uses photogrammetry, virtual reality animation and 360° videos to create an experience that merges realities and tell the story of the mural “Fatherhood” from the artist STINKFISH and the already gone artwork “Safety”.

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LITHUANIA: WSUP – Graffiti Shop Vilnius and SPRAY WAY CREW

Paint and colors, graffiti and graphics, these guys know everything about the perfect marker, the best spray cans and where are the wall spots in Vilnius. Actually they are selling all the equipment in their creative shop, as well they are familiar with the streets because they frequently paint themselves wonderful pieces and huge murals around the city and make their surrounding more colorful. They are convinced of what they sell; surely they are using the cans and markers themselves and know what they are talking about. This article is about the fabulous WSUP graffiti shop in Vilnius and the SPRAY WAY CREW.

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LITHUANIA: Sprayer Marla Singer and streetart restaurant Keulė Rūkė

Delicious burgers and fantastic graffiti diversity next to the table. When you go to Vilnius you should definitely visit the unconventional artist and alternative dinner place Keulė Rūkė in the Pylimo street 66 near the train station. The whole restaurant, the walls outside and inside, the garden area in the backyard and even the roof and the floor, just everything is painted and bombed. It´s a wonderfully loaded color clash you wouldn´t expect in this street close to the tracks.

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