Category Archives: Street Art – 10 Classics


Wheat-paste street-art on Wooster St. in SoHo. The black-and-white profile image is of a woman sporting a 1960’s-style hairdo. We have to wonder if the lady in this picture is actually a man in drag. Even though her hairstyle is different and face only vaguely similar, we can’t help but think of Amy Winehouse when we look at this photo.





“Faile Girl” by Faile, 11 Spring St.


A Japanese manga-inspired part of an epic wheat-paste work by artist collective Faile at 11 Spring St. building in downtown New York City.

Ivan Corsa Photo

Photo gear: Canon PowerShot SD 630 ELPH digital camera
On the iPod: Placebo – “Where is My Mind”
Kicks on our feet: Puma Double-Lace “R-System” RS100 sneakers

Space Invader in Saint Germain-des-Pres, Paris 4


We’ve been in France for the better part of the last two weeks, so there’s been a bit of a hiatus here at the Global Graphica site. But we’re back with a vengeance and loads of new images of street art and graf and more from France. We took these shots while wandering around neighborhoods in the centers of Paris and Dijon.

The work and moniker of street artist Space Invader is inspired by the 1980’s Japanese arcade video game sensation “Space Invaders.” The artist’s mosaics are large renderings of the digitally pixelated alien from the video game, and the tile-works come in various sizes and colors. We found this example of Space Invader in the trendy and gallery-filled Saint Germain-des-Pres neighborhood of Paris, which like many central nabes in the French capital is made up of expensive residential and commercial real estate.

Ivan Corsa Photo

Headache – Street Art by WK Interact, NYC


This is a classic piece of large-scale street art by New York artist WK Interact, whose work is drawn in high-contrast black-and-white images that convery power and motion. This image suggest the notion of headache as experienced by a necktie-wearing office slave. A masked wrestler is tearing violently at the head the office worker. This street art is on a large garage door on a weathered industrial building. But looks can be decieving. Across the street and down the block are million-dollar condos, duplex penthouse apartments and lofts.

Ivan Corsa Photo

Wild Style in Billyburg


The Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg (sometimes called “Billyburg” by local hipsters) is not a part of the borough generally known for lots of graffiti. But the ‘hood, like SoHo three decades ago, has become a well-established colony for artists, who settled in Williamsburg throughout the 1990’s and into the ’00’s. They were attracted to the area by relatively low rents and big spaces. With artists, naturally, came art. Some of it has spilled onto the streets like this first-rate example of a retro Wild Style-esque graffiti tag painted over a mural we found just off Union Ave. Notice how the tag has been dedicated “For Natkoa and Joce” and dated “’98.”

Ivan Corsa Photo