Mesh

spray paint graffiti of the word MESH in block letters with an umlaut over the letter E

While the title may say it all, there’s a ton of detail in this piece including the highlights, shadowing, the cracks and of course, the umlaut.

Midtown, Manhattan.

Angel of the City

A large black and white mural painting of an angel protecting a city

Another shot from our roving reporter, @hopemanbob. I really like that this large mural portrays both sides, the savior and the destroyer, full of both peace and war. The monotone color palette also really helps to emphasize this dichotomy.

Belgrade, Serbia.

Frown

Spraypaint graffiti of a frowning face

This piece may look small here, but it was actually over two feet across. I like the simplicity and it’s iconic, almost emoji immediacy. A character and an emotion, all contained in a few paint strokes.  What can you draw with three lines and two dots?

Midtown, Manhattan.

The Dove and the Wolf

Street mural of a dove flying up between a man and a snarling wolf

Wonderful detail in this street mural full of pathos and hope.  The wing breaking out of the frame is a great, subtle touch.

This is another guest post courtesy of @hopemanbob, so we’re officially promoting him to Foreign Correspondent!

Vienna, Austria.

Apart Together

Cubist inspired street painting of a man and woman looking away from each other

So many great details in this piece. From the little heart lock on her lapel, the key in her hand, her Cubist inspired open eye, the heart tattoo on his arm to the tear on his cheek. Somehow the whole story is there to read.

Guest post courtesy of @hopemanbob.

Vienna, Austria.

Cabochon

A round cabochon with a printed back stuck to the side of a girder

This small, one inch circular glass cabochon was nearly invisible stuck to the side of a giant steel girder. Finding the small in large places.

Hudson Yards, Manhattan.