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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.


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.




“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.



Urban Life … Barzinho, Favela Chic by Night and Day


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.


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.