The House of Meggs

Graffiti and street art has come a long way from the simple spray can-to-the-wall treatment we’ve seen many a decade ago. Imagine my surprise, when I came across this exceptional artist from Melbourne, Australia. Hailed as one of the most talented artists from down under, David “Meggs” Hooke is renowned for applying his paints and stencil designs onto walls and canvases to create some amazing, expressive artworks.

His street art and gallery pieces can be seen in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, and Tokyo. Check out some of his exceptional hand-crafted artworks after the jump.

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The Chalk God

If you liked China’s invisible man, you may appreciate another one of its other characters, the Chalk God. The talented Mr. Hou from somewhere in China likes to draw things for his son and a few weeks ago he uploaded some of his street art to a local BBS. The Chinese netizens loved his work so much they named him the Chalk God.

3D chalk art has always been striking and Mr Hou’s work is no exception. His favourite pieces include a “Happy Birthday” message to his son and a vegetable planting piece – take at those and some more of his amazing chalk drawings after the jump.

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Masking Tape Graffiti by Buff Diss

Buff Diss is a talented Australian street artist with an interesting, non-traditional style. Instead of spray cans, Diss does tape. Using mainly masking tape, Diss creates his pieces free-hand on the streets of Melbourne (and other Australia cities), and the decay of the tape wearing away over time is part of the appeal of the piece.

Have a look at some of this work after the jump.

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Sticky Situation: In The Butt

Sarah Claspell and Evan Pohl have a goal. They print stickers, and stick them onto things, aiming to prove the age-old adage “everything’s funnier in the butt.”

Hit the jump for mo’ butts.

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Street Art by Roadsworth

Roadsworth began painting the streets of Montreal in the fall of 2001. Initially motivated by a desire for more bike paths in the city and a questioning of “car culture” in general, he continued to develop a language around street markings and other elements of the urban landscape using a primarily stencil based technique. In the fall of 2004, Roadsworth was arrested for his nocturnal activities and charged with 53 counts of mischief. Despite the threat of heavy fines and a criminal record he received a relatively lenient sentence which he attributes in part to the public support he received subsequent to his arrest. Since that time, Roadsworth has received various commissions for his work and continues to be active in both visual art and music.

See more of his subversive messages after the jump.

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Global Street Art

There is no need to pay exploitative prices to get into the world’s finest museums when you can find the most awesome art by just walking down the street.

Hit the jump to see more street art from around the world.