Category Archives: Inspiration

NEW DOCUMENTARY FOCUSES ON THE HISTORY OF BAY AREA HIP-HOP

NBC Bay Area’s Emmy Award-winning series Bay Area Revelation returns with Culture of Hip Hoppremiering Saturday, April 27 at 10 p.m. The one-hour documentary will explore how Hip-Hop has influenced the Bay Area and tells the story of the entrepreneurial artists who created their own sound and set their own rules. Culture of Hip Hop gives […]

Notorious B.I.G., Brooklyn Street Bard, Gets Official City Tribute at Last

In the 1990s, before Brooklyn was a brand, there was a singular bard of the borough, and his name was Christopher Wallace. At 6 feet 2 inches and nearly 400 pounds, Mr. Wallace, known as the Notorious B.I.G., was a larger-than-life figure in the rap scene. A masterful raconteur with a forceful flow, he chronicled […]

Big Fun in the Big Town (1986)

n 1986, DJ and journalist, Bram van Splunteren pitched a series of music documentaries to Dutch public broadcaster VPRO. Inspired by hearing the Beastie Boys’ ‘Rock Hard’, he suggested one of the episodes should investigate rap music and the new sound coming from the next generation of hip-hop producers. His resulting documentary, Big Fun in […]

Uprising: Hip-Hop & the L.A. Riots (2012)

Twenty years ago Los Angeles was burning, a conflagration that began with a videotape. Four police officers who had been captured on camera beating Rodney King were acquitted on April 29, 1992, and for days the city seethed. More than 50 people died. Property damage was estimated at about $1 billion. All of it is […]

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap

“In his debut as a documentarian, Ice – T creates a vibrant portrait of how and why rap came to be.” – New York Post The craft. The history. The power. All these elements of the hip-hop movement are discussed with director Ice-T and the legends he interviews like Afrika Bambaataa, Eminem, Nas, Mos Def, […]

7 incredibly cool office murals

Would you like to work in a place like this? Let’s take a glance at some of the coolest murals from offices around the world… It’s well known that your work environment has a big influence on the work you create, your day and mood. A dull or unpleasant workspace can dampen your whole creativity. […]

Street art: 43 incredible examples to inspire you (part 8)

See part 8 Street art.. most beautiful decoration on the common alleys, concrete buildings, river bridges, railway stations, trains… And it can be found all over the world. Street art comes in varying shapes and forms, from sculptures to“yarn bombing”,  and contains everything from graffiti fonts family to windows display and far more. Here follows part […]

Feathers Appear When Angels Are Near

As a symbol across many cultures, feathers have always represented a connection to spiritual realms and to divinity. And because of their connection to birds, they have always been a symbol of flight and freedom, not just physically, but also in a mental or spiritual sense. The British artist Sophie Long painted this delicate mural of parrots wings directly opposite form […]

Street art: 43 incredible examples to inspire you (part 8)

See part 7 Street art.. most beautiful decoration on the common alleys, concrete buildings, river bridges, railway stations, trains… And it can be found all over the world. Street art comes in varying shapes and forms, from sculptures to“yarn bombing”,  and contains everything from graffiti fonts family to windows display and far more. Here follows […]

The best murals of 2018

JANUARY GLEO. The year began with this colorful piece by Gleo, painted in Hermosillo (Mexico). “Primitive Soul” perfectly shows the vivid style of the Colombian muralist. It’s bright colors and symbolic objects recall the indigenous culture of her country. MARCH MONKEYBIRD. TThis 20-meter tall stencil is by the French duo Monkeybird. It was made for the 50th anniversary of 68’s […]

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