Street Art: Around the World in Eight Photos

Tour the colorful street art of the world found on WordPress.com, right from your seat.

Whenever I get the chance to travel, I always photograph local street art. The topics, colors, and scenes help me absorb the feel and atmosphere that makes each destination truly unique. Join me for a tour of some amazing street art from around the world, right from the comfort of your armchair.

Welcome to Berlin, Germany, our first stop on the tour, where we find Christine Estima‘s photo of street art by ElBocho. I love the bold lines and striking expressions:

#ElBocho Berlin Baby Photo by Christine Estima

#ElBocho Berlin Baby (Photo by Christine Estima)

And now, over to Cardiff, Wales, for something slightly more muted. DIFF GRAFF did a great job capturing Rmer‘s portrait of Marlon Brando as the Godfather. It’s quite striking, wouldn’t you agree?

Marlon Brando by the artist Rmer Photo by DIFF GRAFF

Marlon Brando by the artist Rmer (Photo by DIFF GRAFF)

Heading to Dunedin, New Zealand, we stop off at Dunedin Wears the Pants. The site, run by Caitlin and Helen Owen, celebrates Dunedin’s vibrant creativity. Continuing with our more muted palette is an incredible, perspective-boggling piece by Daniel Mead:

Baldwin Street Art by Daniel Mead (Photo by Caitlin and Helen Owen)

Baldwin Street Art by Daniel Mead (Photo by Caitlin and Helen Owen)

Hop over to the Xochimilco borough of Oaxaca, Mexico, and feast your eyes on the vibrant colors of American expat Shannon‘s photo essay, “Who are the people in your neighborhood?” on her blog, Casita Colibrí:

From the photo essay, Who are the people in your neighborhood? by Casita Colibrí.

From the photo essay, Who are the people in your neighborhood? (Photo by Shannon)

In search of more brilliant colors, we stop in San Francisco at Stan Santos‘ blog Simple Kitchen Seasons. Here’s a sample from a recent series of photo essays by Stan featuring sights on the streets of San Francisco. The brilliant blues are stunning in this piece:

Photo by Stan Santos

Photo by Stan Santos

For a more minimalist feel, check out this photo essay by Jan Kalserud taken on the streets of Taipei, Taiwan. For more incredible street art, check out Graffiti Taiwan, a blog by Jan Kalserud and David Jiang dedicated to documenting street art and graffiti in Taiwan’s public places.

Photo by Jan Kalserud

Photo by Jan Kalserud

Spinning the globe, let’s stop at Rotterdam Street Decorations, a blog dedicated to sharing the ingenious creations found on the streets of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Here’s some political commentary in bold purple:

Lastplak @ Noorderkanaalweg VI (Photo by Rotterdam Street Decorations)

Lastplak @ Noorderkanaalweg VI (Photo by Rotterdam Street Decorations)

Our final stop on the street art armchair tour brings us to Reyjavik, Iceland, for some words of wisdom, courtesy of Dawid, the blogger behind Adnotator. Be sure to check out his colorful photo essay in full.

Photo by Dawid

Photo by Dawid

If you’re sad the tour has come to an end, be sure to explore the street art tag in your Reader.

What are your favorite pieces of local street art? Please share links to your work in the comments!

Posted by Car Enthusiast