During the summer months, HAHAMAG likes to break out its alter-ego - HAHAxPARADIGM - and have a little fun. You can still catch great art content on our site & blog, but we hope you’ll join us for some outdoor activities too. This August, play hard with us as we and our friends at HAHAxPARADIGM bring you some great interactive programming with loads of visiting artists.
This week I’ve been posting a lot of found art around town - hope you guys aren’t minding the change of pace. I was stoked to find this @harleqvin_studio in the Northern Liberties section of Philly.
We don’t often put up products on HAHA - but there are exceptions to the rule.
WE LOVE these PRANA CYCLES!
They boast a design aesthetic inspired by the street bikes & match box art found on the streets of India. Not to mention you can snap one up in a cool color that mirrors the palette of a Wes Anderson movie (think, Darjeeling).
Here’s the rub; Prana Cycles is based in the UK. I reached out to Prana, and unfortunately they don’t ship to the US, so unless you live in the UK these babies are currently out of your reach.
Tired of expensive bicycles in London, design+cycling enthusiasts Adriano Galardi and Richard Eastoe, got together and created a brand that was inspired by the streets of India.
The design and detailing of the bicycle draws from Indian matchbox art and Indian motifs. Get yours at : http://www.prana.cc/
What The Heck?! Random Guy Buffs ESPO Mural
Most people that follow the work of artist Steve Powers aka ‘ESPO’ know about the mural he painted in Philadelphia – off of Front Street, for the promotion of Philly musician, Kurt Vile’s album, “ Waking On a Pretty Daze”.
Well today this unknown guy took it upon himself to paint over the ESPO piece because he thinks “it attracted graffiti to the neighborhood”…
Philly Artists CORNBREAD & ISAIAH ZAGAR will speak at ‘I AM HERE’ Artists Talk
Legendary Writer Darryl “Cornbread" McCray and Mosaic Artist Isaiah Zagar are scheduled to speak this Thursday, June 26th, at a special Artists Talk in association with the I AM HERE exhibition currently up at James Oliver Gallery.
McCray and Zagar are expected to drive a lively discussion with stories on their many years of work and future endeavors.
Other artists in the exhibition are scheduled to join the discussion on the artists’ iconic work - and how their movements had an effect on the new generations contributions to this ever growing movement.
SPECIAL ARTIST TALK WITH
DARRYL “CORNBREAD” McCRAY & ISAIAH ZAGAR
Thursday, June 26th 7-9pm at James Oliver Gallery
James Oliver Gallery | 723 Chestnut Street | Philadelphia, PA 19106
267.918.7432 | www.jamesolivergallery.com
Refreshments will be served!
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
View theI AM HERE exhibition pieces at shop.paradigmarts.org.
I AM HERE.
Tonight on Instagram we’ll be covering the highly anticipated group show: I AM HERE.
An exhibition of Philadelphia artists that exhibit both on and off white walls.
DARRYL "CORNBREAD" McCRAY
Lengendary graffiti artist from Philadelphia, credited with being the first modern graffiti artist.
Artist & creator of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens.
Philadelphia Paper Artist.
JESSIE HEMMONS, AKA ISHKNITS
Yarnbomber from Philadelphia, PA.
Philadelphia based street artist.
Photography by CONRAD BENNER, AKA STREETS DEPT
Friday, May 16, 2014 • 6:30pm – 10:00pm
James Oliver Gallery - 723 Chestnut Street - 4th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19106
Show runs from May 16, 2014 – August 2, 2014.
ESCIF - BATALLA CAMPAL
What I love about Escif’s work is it’s ability to deal with weighty issues in a often non confronting way. Escif’s has a particular way with illustrative forms of storytelling, translating an evolving understanding of global thoughts/politics onto a wall .
This new Escif illustration ”Batalla Campal” translates as ‘Royal Battle’ - it plays like an urban toile – moving in for the closer inspection you’ll find hidden in the repeating decoration the crux of the message.
Our friend over at Urbanbacklog got these great photos of a new piece Urban Solid put up in Prague.
Let’s put you in the know..
Urban Solid is a team of two artists from Milan that are fast becoming known for their provocative sculptural three dimensional street art that often attacks the paranoia associated with our Big Brother society.
PHILLY TECH WEEK 2014: ART SCAVENGER HUNT
In celebration of Philadelphia’s amazing street artists,Tattooed Mom, HAHA x Paradigm, and Philly Tech Week organized a citywide street art scavenger hunt that will highlight Philadelphia artists, their work, and the neighborhoods that inspire them.
WHEN: The scavenger hunt will begin today, April 4th, 2014 and continue each day until the end of Philly Tech Week on April 12th, 2014.
WIN SOME COOL ART: Each day of Philadelphia Tech Week we will highlight one artist’s work and a specific awesome neighborhood in Philadelphia. You have a chance to find that artwork in a cool Philadelphia neighborhood and win works from the artist by taking a Selfie with the piece of the day.
YOUR SCAVENGER HUNT CHECKLIST
- Check the hint of the day at hahaxparadigm.org
- Find the artist of the day’s piece feature piece around Philly
- Hunters must take a selfie of themselves in the location with the art visible and share the image via Twitter or Instagram using the hashtags #ptw14 #hahaxpara.
- Images must be posted on the day the artist is featured between 12:01am and 7:00pm.
- At 9:00pm check back at hahaxparadigm.org to see if you are the victorious name drawn from the day’s pool of hunters.
Each day of the hunt is a potential entry so the more you hunt the greater your chance of winning something during PTW14! So go out and have fun exploring this beautiful city!
TO SEE THE HINT FOR TODAY’S ARTIST GO HERE!!
*photo of Joe Boruchow’s work by Conrad Brenner
POPULAR PHILLY STREET ART BLOG WILL HOST TEDXWALK FOR TEDXPHILADELPHIA
Conrad Brenner, creator of the popular Philadelphia based street art blog, Streets Dept will be hosting a TEDxWalk this Saturday as part of TEDxPhiladelphia 2014. The tour will highlight standout Philadelphia public art from internationally renown artists like: Vhils, Gaia and Kenny Scharf – to name a few. According to Brenner the tour will start in Midtown Village (Center City), followed by a ride on the Market-Frankford El (Steve Powers Love Letters to Philadelphia murals resides along that route) to Fishtown where we will see the work of a several prominent local artists.
Philadelphia has the largest public art collection in the country – there’s no bigger cheerleader for Philadelphia Street Art than Brenner. With him at the helm I’m confident this walk will be an enthusiastic dig deeper into Philly’s public art scene. Unfortunately, last time I checked both the first walk & encore walk were SOLD OUT. I’ll give you the link anyway – who knows maybe you’ll get lucky and they’ll add another.
I’ll be taking to Instagram (@hahamag) during the tour for those of you who can’t be in Philly for this. Though I can’t promise my photos will make up for missing Brenner’s witty repartee.
The Street Art Workshop of the World
Saturday, March 29th
11:00am -12:30pm & 3:00pm – 4:30pm
*photo courtesy of Conrad Brenner/StreetsDept
**story originally seen at hahamag.com
GUERRILLA CAMPAIGN REPLACES PARISIAN ADVERTISEMENTS WITH CLASSICAL WORKS OF ART
As if Paris didn’t already remind us every second that they are the cultural epicenter of France – Etienne Lavie might have sealed it as it’s guerrilla art CEO of culture. In the series OMG, Who Stole My Ads?, Lavie is replacing billboards and other advertisements with classical paintings like Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People and Renoir’s La Lecture. It makes the rush into the subway, the stroll down to the coffeehouse a cultural experience. “It’s created accessibility, proving that art doesn’t have to exist in a gallery or museum to be successful – it can be anywhere and is for everyone.”
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*photos from Etienne’s site.
Eduardo Kobra Brings Rodin’s The Thinker to São Paulo
Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra’s new mural in Sao Paulo, brings Rodin into Brazil with a mural based on one of the most famous sculptures by the French Artist, ‘The Thinker’.
The mural is located in the east side of the city and carries Kobra’s typical style: an explosion of colors and geometric forms along with an impressive realistic painting.
Previous walls by Kobra:
*Thanks to Eduardo Kobra for sending us these images.