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In Brazil … World’s Largest Animated GIF Created by Artist INSA

The British street artist INSA, famous for his “GIF-iti” — online-only animated GIFs he creates from his actual street art pieces — has painted a land-based artwork and had it photographed in stages by a satellite 431 miles above the earth to create the largest GIF ever. The short video below shows the process. More details on Mashable.

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On the Scene … TV Reporter and Crowd in Milan, Italy

We’ve been in Milan, Italy, for a few days where we made time to join the crowd of thousands at Piazza Castello to watch the Italy v Costa Rica World Cup football ( soccer ) match on a big outdoor television screen. Pictured below, an Italian TV journalist does a live report from the scene. Sadly for supporters of the azzuri, Italia lost the match, but that didn’t stop the crowd from enjoying the party atmosphere.

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“More Samba, Less War” Street Art Mural in Brooklyn

This awesome “More Samba, Less War” mural painted on a roller-shutter in Brooklyn’s Willamsburg neighborhhod, was recently painted by the Argentine street art rockstar TEC.

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Urban Life … Barzinho, Favela Chic by Night and Day

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One of our favorite local hangouts near Global Graphica HQ in New York City’s Lower East Side is Barzinho, a Brazilian bar and restaurant that has a distinct favela-chic style that feels directly imported from Rio de Janeiro’s many hillside slums. The food here is breat, BTW! Check out these photos of the interior.

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NY Times Looks at Brazil’s Street Art Superstars …

This week the New York Times Magazine has an online photos essay slideshow on Brazilian street artists, including a brief overview and photos of work from around the world by brasileiros Os Gemeos, Hernert Baglione, Nunca, and Vitche. Really well done.

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