July started off with an unexpected trip to Lisbon. My husband had been invited to speak at The Lisbon Challenge and I was fortunate enough to tag along for the weekend. Technically, I had been to Portugal before but it was very short lived. I spent a memorable day in Faro during my semester studying abroad. It was meant as a pitstop on my way to see a friend who was living in Sevilla, Spain. Well[...]
 
 
In April I moved to Brooklyn and it didn't take me long to discover just how alive the street art scene is here. My new neighborhood is Bushwick, which seems to be the main hub for graffiti artists. A few weeks ago I wrote about how I discovered the existence of the Bushwick Collective and shared a few images.I first stumbled upon this outdoor gallery while on my way to drop off my first month[...]
 
 
It's not everyday that you get to chat with your favorite fiction writer but that's exactly what happened when I decided to reach out to Alexandra Potter on Twitter a few weeks ago. I was in the middle of reading one of her books, You're The One That I Don't Want, and was in near hysterics at a particular moment in the story. I decided to tweet how much I was enjoying the book and a few minutes la[...]
 
 
I only spent two days in Zagreb but luckily I managed to see an absurd amount of innovative street art before leaving. Our group was a bit unlucky with weather during our time in Zagreb but when the sun did shine, it was simply glorious. On my last night in town and during the last remaining hour of sunlight, I wandered toward the train tracks to spot graffiti.There is a long public wall along[...]
 
 
Before connecting the dots that I'd be visiting Indianapolis during the Indy 500 weekend, my main reason for heading the midwestern city was to check out their new Cultural Trail. I've always thought of Indy as more of a sports destination than anything else so when I learned about this urban bike and pedestrian connecting five of their downtown districts, I was eager to experience this for myself[...]
 
 
This is a guest post by Aline Mayard of YallaBye.eu.Beirut was such a beautiful, cosmopolitan, and vibrant city in the 50’s and 60’s that it was known as the Paris of the Middle East. But the country was stroke by a civil war from 1975 to 1990 leaving the city in ruins.Ever since the 90s, the people of Lebanon have been rebuilding Beirut (without any urbanism plan). High-end towers and tre[...]
 
 
There are so many reasons why I love Norway and hopefully this photo essay will shed some light on the funnier side of this nordic country. These awesome Norwegian art oddities were spotted throughout my recent trip along the Western Coast.A Church Train - this bizarre structure is just outside the train station in Åndalsnes, where many tourists hop on and off the Rauma Railway. Although the t[...]
 
 
Any trip to Berlin is going to involve some level of street art and for the graffiti lover I that I am, you can say that I had a field day aimlessly wandering through the city's lively streets. Here are a few of my favorite sightings. Some you have most certainly seen before but hopefully a few of these are new to you as they were for me.Holly Golightly & Friends - spotted this one in the [...]
 
 
This post is written by a guest writer.  Created in the summer of 2009, the renowned Love Letter street-art project was the work of the Philadelphia-born artist, Stephen Powers. The Love Letter is a collaborative community project of fifty murals and street signs consisting of artistically designed text, spanning the corridor that runs from 46th through to 63rd Street in West Philadelphia. Desig[...]
 
 
Since today is Friday and I'm sure many of you are already looking forward to the weekend, I've decided to showcase some of the amazing street art I discussed in my last post about Helsinki. These avant-garde images are created by local graffiti artists in the Suvilahti neighborhood.My favorite thing about the artwork I found in Helsinki is the variety of styles used across the designated graf[...]
 
 
This post is by David VanArsdale, one of our contributors.One of the frustrations of traveling is trying to explain your experience when you return home. It can seem like a hopeless task. Which is why Iʼm envious of our current artist of the week, photographer Stephen Govel. All he has to do is show you a slideshow from his recent trip, and youʼll get it.Stephen Govel has the heart of a ba[...]
 
 
Our featured artist this week resides in Brooklyn, New York and focuses on urban art, reflective of the area. Kathryn Klopp specializes in portraits, drawings and paintings using a variety of mediums and artistic techniques. Travel has been a constant influence on the young artist, having studied and lived in Cuba for a time.How/when did you begin sketching/painting?I think I really have b[...]