GERMANY: Stencil Streetart at its Best – TONA

You can find the small to large children figures made by stencil artist TONA meanwhile all around the globe on house walls and corners. Again and again the sprayed faces in somtimes simple as well in odd and bizarre places surprise and refresh the street image. The sprayer and stencil artist from Hamburg began graffiti art early on, but then focused more and more on stencil work. Whether on screenprint, on stickers or even on the wall in an urban space, TONA decorates his surroundings and, when travelling, the surroundings of others with small interesting brighteners and artistic delicacies. All you have to do is keep your eyes open as you walk through the city.

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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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GERMANY: BUGA Areal Heilbronn – Nature Makro Close Ups

The annual Federal Garden Show (Bundesgartenschau) of 2019 took place from April 17th to October 6th in Heilbronn. On around 40 hectares between the old arm of the river Neckar and the new Neckar Canal there were heaps of garden constructions, plants and flowers exhibitions and a seperate three-hectare city project with 23 architecturally innovative buildings presented. The green relaxing area is still there and the council keeps it running with cultural events, music concerts or nature workshops. This little innercity flower and insect paradise is open for visitors after paying an enctrance fee. Here is a new 2020 collection of recent nature close up shots by the Heilbronn based photographer André Gellrich.

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FRANCE: Le Gurp – Bunker Graffiti on the Atlantic coast

These photos were taken in Le Gurp in the south of France. Artful colours decorate the remains of the bunkers and former fortifications on the Atlantic coast, which are sinking more and more into the sand. Every year, sprayers and artists come from the neighbouring villages and from Angouleme, one of the strongholds of graffiti art in France. The redecorated bunkers shown are located in the bay of Le Gurp, the nearest place by the sea is Montalivet in the south.

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MALTA: Streetart Exiles Beach – Promenade Graff Ground

In the main article we have already reported in detail about the Streetart Festival Malta. The website of the last event in 2015 has been preserved as a reminder and is certainly worth a look. It all started in 2013 as the Sliema Streetart Festival in the district of the same name. The Maltese crew of ADD MORE COLORS have combined all kinds of underground styles, from graffiti to tattoo, to handmade market or integrated comic convention, and in addition, artists from all over the world came to visit Malta.

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ROMANIA: Road Trip through the wonderful Banat

Reportage with an article and heaps of photos about a road trip through the Banat. It was a father-and-son-journey, with a search for family roots and ancestor data. So it was ideally to set off on Father’s Day at the highway to the east. The plan was to pay the Banat a visit after all that years. And it was just great! Check out the story and photo gallery.

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NETHERLANDS: NDSM Wharf in Amsterdam – Industrial Murals and Shipyard Graffiti

NDSM is the short form for “Nederlandsche Dok en Scheepsbouw Maatschappij” and this Dutch shipbuilding company existed from 1946 to 1978 in Amsterdam. Part of the old buildings and factory halls are meanwhile reused by other firms from the shipping field, but as well from cultural actors and alternative artists. The huge walls of the complex are peppered with magnificent graffiti masterpieces and regularly there are fabulous events.

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ITALY: Orgosolo’s wonderful Picasso-like and protest-laden Murales

In 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.

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MALTA: Msida Spray Area – Western Gateway

The access from the west side to the Msida Graffiti Zone also leads directly into the middle of the skatepark area. You reach the skating playground from the west, but quite close to the middle of the square by a corridor. The effect is really cool to walk through. If you have enough time, you should walk through all those entering tunnels and underpassing gateways. After a while walking around this small oasis in the middle of the highway stretches, you have the feeling of being in a colourful and wide-branched labirinth while the continously there is the highway noise of hundreds of cars in the background. City Life!

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