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Viral Art, an ebook on street art, graffiti and the internet

Viral Art: How the internet has shaped street art and graffiti, a new ebook by Vandalog editor-in-chief and college senior RJ Rushmore launched today. The entirety of Viral Art is now available to read for free at ViralArt.net and downloadable for free in PDF and EPUB formats here.

Viral Art traces how the histories of street art and graffiti have been shaped by communication technologies, from trading photos by hand to publishing books to sharing photos online. It’s the most comprehensive look to date at what the internet has done for street art and graffiti. Conceptualizing the internet as a public space, RJ concludes by arguing that the future of street art and graffiti may lie in digital interventions.

In researching for this project, RJ interviewed over 50 members of the street art and graffiti communities. In Viral Art, you’ll find brand new interviews, quotes and anecdotes from Banksy, Shepard Fairey, KATSU, Poster Boy, Ron English, Martha Cooper and many more. The cover of Viral Art is an animated GIF by General Howe, featuring artwork by Diego Bergia and Jay Edlin as well as photographs by RJ Rushmore and Martha Cooper.

Nothing. Anyone can read Viral Art for free at ViralArt.net, download PDF and EPUB versions here or pick it up in the iBooks Store.

Abandoned subway station in New York turned into a gallery

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This may be old news for some of you but it´s so brilliant that it´s worth sharing again. The CIty Hall subway station in New York opened up for traffic 1904 but was closed down fourty years later. The untouched station was sleeping for another 60 years when a group of street artists decided to transform the place to an underground gallery. The project was named The Underbelly Project and over 100 street artist has participated including names like Roa, Ron English, Swoon, Faile and Revok. Check out the video published by MOCA.

More articles and information about the Underbelly Project:
– Theunderbellyproject.com
– Street Art Way Below the Street (NY Times, 2010.10.31)
– New York City’s Hidden Subway Station (Travelettes.net 2012.12.24)