In the town of Brighton in England are electric and telephone boxes painted over to look like cassette tapes. They are the designs of street artist Cassette Lord, a native of Portsmouth. He came to help young people engage with the Brighton community through art.
A quick glance of this clever use of a drain pipe shows you can make great street art. This was created by Mentalgassi, a German artist. They have also made interesting uses of columns, buoy heads, and trash cans.
Brazil has a big reputation for its vibrant street art scene. Graffiti is everywhere, even covering entire staircases with beautiful images like this one in Rio. The best part is that since 2009 street art in Rio is legal, so there's no threat of this coming down.
A "No Entry" sign is a perfect place to put in a funny joke with minimal effort. All that's needed is to cover the "NO" part and let your imagination run wild. In this case, it became the impromptu entrance from some sick ninja academy.
Slinkachu is a street artist that uses figures from model train sets and makes mini-installations left in interesting locations. He was asked to make customized installations for Ant-Man during the time of the movie's release. True to both the artist and the character, you'd have to look very closely to see where the action is really happening.
Graffiti can also be about taking away and not adding to a wall. This artist created a simple map on a faded wall. Instead of tagging it, they chipped away at the paint until the continents were formed.
The face painted on the wall here is pretty awesome, you can't deny that. What's even better is that it's made on a balcony in Sao Paolo, and the sunglasses are painted over the shutters. This makes for a blend of interactive street art.
Guard posts come in many colors and sizes. When you see one in red and blue, how can you not resist to get a little Star Wars action going? This graffiti artist didn't and recreated a lightsaber battle on the pavement.
Columbus Day has become a bit of a problematic holiday, and some have voiced their opinions pretty loudly. That's why in 2015 someone vandalized a statue of the explorer in Detroit with a hatchet to his head. The red paint pouring down his face really brings it together.