quarta-feira, 31 de março de 2010

Electricity is the key...

     Nowadays, when we think about technology an it's advances, we simply start thinking about computers or anything wich has an screen, like cellphones, music players and all the other sort of devices like these. But, let´s think about our planet in general... If anything happened to our planet, it would affect us, maybe in a  really serious way like, who knows... our extinction! So, it´s simply and logic to conclude that there is not why looking for more and more technological stuff that won´t help our planet.
     Then, here goes my idea of a real technological invention: The Electric Car. An invention that can sounds silly, but definitelly isn´t. You see, with these cars, the quantity of greenhouse effects gases that would be launched in the atmosphere each day would definitely become smaller, because these vehicles doesn´t use any kind of fossil fuel, what make this cars really clean solutions to our atmosphere problems. Another great caracteristic of them is the thing about noise, because of the electric engine, wich is "fueled" by simply leting  the car charging in your garage.
     So... what do you think about my idea of technology now? Isn´t this invention a really revolutionary one? By using it, you can reduce considerably a problem that is really serious nowadays: the pollution one, doesn´t matter it´s air pollution  or even sound pollution.

Here is an example of an electric car, produced by GM, the Chevy Volt, about wich you can learn more at:

sábado, 27 de março de 2010

Nowadays, the technology evolution is something that is happening very quickly. The picture above shows the Ipad, a big example of this progress. It’s an invention of Apple; which is a big company, with famous products.
Ipad is the new revolutionary stuff to see web, e-mails, photos, videos and much more. Everything with the touch of your fingers! It’s the perfect electronic material to watch films or whatever you want, don’t you agree?
Now, check this video to see more details.

When people talk about technology we can think of a ''world'' that has something new in every minute. It's hard to say what will be the ''the big point'' (leading technology) in the future. Spacialists are currently trying to improve things wich have just been discovered. Changing the channels of a TV by just waving the hands, for instance. But there are other equipments more useful for the daily life. An interesting thing is a special machine where is possible to download books. Imagine studing all the subjects with just 'one book'. It would be amazing, wouldn't it?

quarta-feira, 10 de março de 2010

Graffiti, what do you think?

Is graffiti art? It's a kind of art? What is it?
I think that graffiti is a kind of expression. When angry, people graffiti the walls and the art is there, 'cause it brings with her, one feeling, one story, one style. When the person is graffiting because don't have anything else to do, it can be art.
In my opinion all kind of graffiti that makes you smile when you see, it's a decoration. Decoration, for me, it's a kind of art. When are only a lot of weird stuff and visual polution, it's vandalism.
That's my opinion!
See ya in another post.
Byebye. :*

terça-feira, 9 de março de 2010

Hi everybody ! How are you? :D
I'm posting this to show some graffitis I found..And also i'm here to express my opinion about graffiti..
I think the graffiti might have a specific place for people who practice, can practice without any problems..
Unfortunately, the graffiti also has a bad side..There are people who graffiti ugly things, scribbles.. like this one :

And some that I really enjoyed:

Hope you enjoy it, Caio. :D

And the other one.

Hey.I've got two points of view about graffiti, i think that when it's prohibited, beautifull or not is a kind of vandalism but when the artist is allowed to do his work it can be considered as an art, but only if it look like an art too.Here are an example of good graffiti and vandalism.

The ugly side of graffiti

hello everybody ! I found interesting to show you the ugly side of graffiti. Here, at the blog, we saw many examples of the art of graffiti. This video, shows the opposite. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRqrrSWtMu8
Thing like this happens everyday at the city of São Paulo. In my opinion this type of graffiti makes the city get uglier. What do you think? Hope you enjoy, Larissa.

Graffiti : art or vandalism ?

Hi everybody ! I'm posting this to make a discussion of what the action of graffiting represents : Art or Vandalism ? Well , some say that it's a crime against the society and other say that grafitti it's art. We should know the difference between the real grafitti and the vandalism.

The Grafitti artists are people who make an artistic expressions (the real graffiti) and express themselfs by graffiti. We have to recognize that they have been giving new color to ours cities , painting old walls and breaking the habbits and the monotony of contemporary cities. In the picture on the left you can see two guys doing a good graffiti in a old wall.

The Vandals are very different of the graffiti artists. Besides causing visual pollution , the vandals destroy the heritage public , an example of this ocurred when a crew used the sculpture of Nilton Santos in Engenhão (Botafogo's Stadium) to get up .

Seeing two sides of the history I can conclude that the only way to finish with crew and vandals , is investing in graffiti , so they who practice the vandalism will open their minds expressing his ideas in the right way.

I hope you enjoy ! ..

segunda-feira, 8 de março de 2010

Hey guys!
About one year ago I received an e-mail about an english graffiter, his name's Julian Beever and I found his graffitis awesome, he has got a technique of grafitting in 3D.
Here is one link if you wanna watch some of his master pieces http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbYgmGzVooI&feature=fvst
He has graffited all over Europe! England, France, Germany, Belguim, USA
and Australia as well.

sábado, 6 de março de 2010


        Banksy is the world´s most famous graffiti artist. This strange name comes from an unknoun past, what doesn´t let him known what was his birth name or even when or where he was born. Simply, he has no idea what his identity is! (although rumors say that his real name is Robert or Robin Banks).  But even with all this doubts people say that he was born in 1974, and grew up in Bristol, England. Son of a photocopier technician, he trained to be a butcher, but graffiti called his attention when the "Great Bristol aerosol boom" happened on the late 1980´s. More then just graffiti, Banksy has contributed to the cinema industry too, with his first and single film: "Exit Through The Gift Shop", billed as "the world´s first street art disaster movie". It appeared for the public´s eyes in the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. (The film will be released in the UK on March 5).  Banksy started as a freehand gaffiti artist in 1992-1994, taking part on the DBZ (DryBreadZ) Crew. He was inspired by local artists and his work was part of the larger Bristol underground scene (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_underground_scene)Banksy's stencils feature striking and humorous images occasionally combined with slogans. The message is usually anti-war, anti-capitalist or anti-establishment. The subjects included rats, monkeys, policemen, soldiers, children, and the elderly. And now, let´s finish with some demonstration of his artistic works: 


     Naked Man image by Banksy, on the wall of a sexual health clinic in Park Street, Bristol. Following popular support, the City Council have decided it will be allowed to remain.                                                         


  Stencil on the waterline of The Thekla, an entertainment boat in central Bristol. The image of Death is based on a 19th century etching illustrating the pestilence of The Great Stink.

   In late 2001, on a trip to Sydney and MelbourneAustralia, he stencilled a parachuting rat with a clothes pin on its nose above a toilet at the Arts Factory Lodge. This stencil can no longer be located.

  Graffiti depicting graffiti removal. Created in May 2008 at Leake Street in London, painted over by August 2008. Notice the animals resembling cave art from Lascaux or Altamira.

   ATM attacking a girl, Rosebery Avenue, London, January 2008.

Near Bethlehem - 2005

Asked about his technique, Banksy said:

   "I use whatever it takes. Sometimes that just means drawing a moustache on a girl's face on some billboard, sometimes that means sweating for days over an intricate drawing. Efficiency is the key."

So...that´s all folks!

If somebody´s interested about any other Banksy´s curiosity, just go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banksy

sexta-feira, 5 de março de 2010

Hey guys!
About one year ago I received an e-mail about an english graffiter, his name's Julian Beever and I found his graffitis awesome, he has got a technique of grafitting in 3D.

Here is one link if you wanna watch some of his master pieces http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbYgmGzVooI&feature=fvst
He has graffited all over Europe! England, France, Germany, Belguim, USA and Australia as well.

quinta-feira, 4 de março de 2010

And the chocolate goes to...


Congrats for the chocolate and for examples of graffiti you've found. I liked the drains very much!
That is definitely an expression of creativity!

Nice history that of the Brazilian twin brothers, Pedro!!

We have some very good artist among the graffiti gangs in Brazil too. I am sure I mentioned some interesting and artistic works I used to see in my neighbourhood when I lived in Tijuca.

Here are two of them I cound find on the web.

Excellent job!

Nice weekend for all of you!!!


quarta-feira, 3 de março de 2010

About the twin brothers Os Gêmeos

'Os Gêmeos' are twin brazilian brothers called Otávio and Gustavo. Searching on Wikipedia, we can discover that they started painting graffiti in 1987, so that's a long time - they are very sucessful artists outside of the country. Their most important work is to paint the facade of Tate Modern (an important museum in London), and to expose their work inside of the museum, sharing the space with other graffit artists. Their paintings, in Brazil, are specially concentrated in São Paulo. Their paintings show yellow-skinned and poor people at most of the time. Some of their work:

Graffiti at Houston Street, New York

Painted train in São Paulo

Tate Modern, London

Kelbum Castle, Scotland

Pedro H.

Graffiti, an art. For some.

Hi! Finaly I can post. : )
I found some interesting things about graffiti and would like you all to see! I found it all at google.com.

The alphabet.

Some cool pictures!

The meaning of graffiti and where it started.

"Graffiti first became big in New York and spread through other states."

"Drawings or writing made on a wall or other surface, usually so as to be seen by the public."

bye, vic.

Graffiti, graffiti, graffiti!

I have found some very interesting examples of graffiti!!
Take a look at them!!

This one impressed me a lot for the excellent combination of colours and the perfection of the drawing. I particularly like dragons very much and I think this artist managed to make it ferocious and beautiful at the same time.

Although this is a nasty attitude, not to say a habit sometimes, the drawing itself is very pretty. The shades of grey give a real tri-dimentional impression.

This one composed an amazing image with the background. Don't you think?

What about this one? Simple but oddily interesting, isn't it?

This one showed you in class but I think it's worth adding it to my collection because it puzzles me how people managed to make such a huge graffiti!

There are some very good ones at this site. Check them out!!

This example of vandalism makes me mad at people who could be doing constructive things and spending time, money, creativity on something so ugly!!

Now what do these guys think about life? Is this a place where you would think about anything else but surviving?

See yah,

segunda-feira, 1 de março de 2010

LEGO Graffiti Styles Convention 2009


I just have watched this video and I really recomend it.This video show another creation of LEGO,a big company that is always inventing something new for their public.And this is a convention where people show a lot of LEGO toys with grafitti,kind of our city painted by grafitti but in a "toy version".Is really cool the imagination of this company and with this convention they demonstrate that they are always modern,so if they give new things,they wiil selling a lot for a long time.