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Scottish artist, Robert Montgomery, has been spreading his poetry across advertising billboards for the last 10 years in his trademark white font/black background style. To herald his new show at KK Outlet in East London, he’s created a series of 3 large billboard poems on Old Street, which reference the moral failure of capitalism, the concerns of the Occupy movement, and new ideas of freedom in the city. The show opened on February 3rd and will continue until February 25th. To read a short interview with the artist/poet about his work, check out this article in The Independent. Thanks to POPSHOT for this one

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Spanish artist Lorenzo Duran uses leaves as the canvas for his cutaway art. after washing and drying the leaf, he carefully cuts away segments in a technique akin to those of traditional Spanish picado, Chinese jianzhi, German scherenschnitte, or Swiss papercutting. His most recent project is for German based organization Plant For The Planet, it confronts and illustrates the causes of the global issue of CO2 emissions. Have a look below for some more work off the project et al.

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On January 31 five up-and-coming animators were given the chance to have their work run on the digital display at the top of London’s BT Tower thanks to somewhereto_ , a nationwide 2012 Olympics legacy project to help young people in sport, culture and the arts. Somewhereto_ funds ‘ideas and local talent to inspire creativity across the UK’. Its mission is to help young people realise their ideas by providing them with the resources and spaces to do so. The project, which is run by ‘youth engagement agency’Livity in partnership with Channel 4, ran a contest asking for submissions from young animators for work to appear on what is Europe’s largest digital display. The five young animators chosen were Dean Wright and Emma Wilson, Joe Collins, Lawrence Simpson and Will Adams. Spotted over on CR.

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I really dig how Marko Manev can strip icons to their barest elements and still be recognisable to the mass audience. He has created a series of minimalist Marvel posters, which includes icons such as Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, The Thing, Silver Surfer, and more. For more of his work check his website here! Shouts to Juxtapoz for the heads up!

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Liam Brazier is an illustrator who uses the combination of blocky geometric style and less rigid, traditional hand drawn work styles. Great colour combinations coupled with comic and commercial subject choices make these pieces dope.

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Introducing Street artist Pavel Puhov of Russia. He has a knack for turning common structures like bridges, walls, and street lamps into places for art.

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NYC-based graffiti and fine artist FUTURA 2000’s newest solo show, Futura 2012—Expansions, is currently rocking at Paris’ Galerie Jerome de Noirmont. Here is the new video produced in conjunction with the exhibition, a slick piece created by Guillotine. From Futura himself, “EXPANSIONS … is the thème of the recent artwork presented at the Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont. Over the past three décades, I have tried to define a style & technique that would separate my work, from the other artists within my subculture. the process has allowed me to explore the realm of the ABSTRACT and spontaneous.”

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