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Street art gets a bad rap because it’s so often associated with graffiti and vandalism. The public perception has changed a little bit over the last few years due more than anything to the fact that Banksy has been in the global spotlight so much, and people who would not normally consider it art are now seeing it from a different point of view. Banksy is, of course, just the tip of the proverbial iceberg, as there are untold numbers of extremely talented artists all over the world creating art on the walls and streets of their cities. Some of them do it to send a political or social message, others have a more humoristic point of view, and some just want to show off their painting skills. Here are just a few of them.
Loesje is an international collective of (mostly) young people that create simple, powerful posters with short bits of text focusing on a range of topics, from politics and consumerism to personal thoughts and just plain wit and humor.
Loesje texts are mostly positive and funny, and at the same time critical, wanting to stimulate the viewers to see things from new perspectives, and take action in their own lives. Loesje texts are not trying to tell you what to think; instead they often invite to many different interpretations.
The key words of Loesje are: Solidarity, Anti-authoritarian, Sexually free, Initiative, Decisive, A-religious and Independent
It’s inspiration in a can, essentially. The posters are free to print and disseminate in which ever way you find appropriate (and legal, mind you).
Go ahead, make someone’s day.