Zoom in to graffiti from around the world with Red Bull’s new interactive Google map, SteetArtView.com. Unlike the high and mighty Google Art Project, Street Art View is a collaborative collection of sites from Google Street view that showcase user submitted graffiti from around the globe. There are specific listings for a few famed street artists including Banksy, BLU, Os Gemeos, Space Invader and Keith Haring. With these select few, you can view galleries of their works with higher res photos that people have uploaded. You can Tweet it, Like it and share specific links of hot spots with all your friends. So spread the word and help build the worlds largest art collection.
With all the recent issues of the KRonikle and Forums breaking down, we will be doing some major maintenance over the weekend. We will be upgrading our server starting tomorrow, Friday, February 11 at 10pm EST. This might cause a temporary interruption over the weekend. Hang in there and be patient. Thanks for your understanding as we resolve this matter. The light at the end of the tunnel is quickly approaching.
Google just unveiled their new ground breaking Art Project. It basically brings street view into 17 of the worlds most prestigious museums, digitally archiving 400 rooms and 385 artists. Take control of your own virtual tour in places like the MoMA in New York, The National Gallery in London and The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. The most incredible aspect is the Gigapixel Art Work with selected pieces zoomed up to 7 billion pixels, giving you a closer look than the human eye is capable of. Check it out for yourself and have fun exploring master works from around the world like never before.
A brave team of Androids have ventured where no Android has been before. Watch as a crew of Google engineers launch Android phones along with the Android Figure designed by Andrew Bell to the far end of our atmosphere. This cool video shows the extraordinary journey of Android as it reaches a height of 100,000 feet and graces the edge of outer space.
The second coming of the legendary Dunny Azteca empire is quickly approaching. To celebrate this monumental series, Kidrobot presents a 360º view into the world of Dunny Azteca II with a new interactive website featuring artist inspirations, photos, videos, a LIVE webcast and more.
Get to know the artists behind Azteca II and their inspirations for each Dunny design with photo galleries and videos. Take a spin of your favorite Dunny design with our 360º rotational view controlled by you.
Join us for our 2-Day launch event as we stream live webcasts with Azteca artists Jesse Hernandez on Thursday, January 20 at 5pm EST and Carlos East of The Beast Brothers on Friday, January 21 at 5pm EST. Ask them about their Dunny design, background or inspiration. Submit your question and it may just be answered during the broadcast. They’ll answer as many as they can and may even take some live questions during the webcasts. Don’t miss out!
Get down with Dunny Azteca II and check out which shops around the world are holding launch parties. Find your closest location with our world wide Google map.
Gettin’ up has never been easier with the drive-by stenciling technology, Looptaggr by Ariel Schlesinger & Aram Bartholl. For all you writers in a rush take notes on Graffitiprinter.com with a step by step tutorial, explaining how to create your very own Looptaggr. Take it for a spin and submit your own creation here. Oh yeah, don’t get caught.
Kidrobot wants to celebrate our 50,000 Fans on Facebook and thank all you socially technological KR loyalists very much for “Liking” us.
Good things come to those who “Like” us. Be a Kidrobot fan on Facebook now if you’re not already and celebrate this milestone with a little extra love today.
Make music tangible again with PLAYBUTTON. This wearable button/badge doubles as a portable mp3 player and is a progressive way to release new music. It comes preloaded with a full length album and is adorned with the cover art on the button. It is constructed with a stainless steel backing and has a lithium battery inside that is recharged through the discreet headphone jack. Its funtionality is simple: you can pause, play, skip or silence and will cost about the same as buying a cd. PLAYBUTTON is a sweet blend of function, fashion and technology.
Mugo is not your run of the mill designer art toy. In fact the Mugo Player is a functional art toy/ flash drive/ Mp3 player that blurs the lines between art, toys, music and technology. Like most platform toys, Mugo has a limited edition artist series available including the works of Shin Tanaka, Julie West, Paulo Arraiano aka Yup and Touguri. This simple 3.5-inch tall character is 1.8-inches wide, comes with 2 gigs of memory, some ear buds and features all of the music controls in the face. The DIY white and black version is just waiting for you to customize. Download the template to practice or submit your art work and join the Mugo community of artists. Right now they are only available for $50 for the blank and $60 for the artist series on the Mugo website. Be on the look out for more artist designs by Frank Kozik, Jon Burgerman and Scott Tolleson coming sometime before the holidays.