French artist OakOak spends his free time enlivening the streets with tiny, whimsical interventions guaranteed to elicit a smile. His understated pieces use existing urban features as the basis for subtle moments of humour, adding just a few lines or a touch of colour to create surprising scenes that encourage people to see the city around them in a new way.
New Jersey-based American skater, climber and street artist Joe Iurato began working as a stencil artist, before shifting to a more unusual practice. These days, he creates small painted wooden cut-outs, which he places in strategic locations around the city. Each of his figures tells a story, providing insight into the human experience, whether they are climbing trees, sailing across puddles, or setting off along a railroad in search of adventure.
Berlin-based German street artist EVOL uses a complex layered stencil technique to transform urban street furniture into tiny, lifelike buildings. From power boxes, to concrete pillars, planters and breeze blocks, he selects ugly everyday objects and transforms them into miniature skyscrapers, complete with windows, balconies, satellite dishes and incredibly lifelike stains and irregularities.
American artist David Zinn has been supplementing his work as a commercial illustrator with ephemeral street art since 1987. Drawing exclusively in charcoal and chalk, Zinn uses found objects to create magical, improvised illustrations. Most feature Sluggo, a bright green monster with endearing snail-like stalk eyes, a flying pig called Philomena, or friendly mice engaged in mischief of all kinds.