Welcome to Global Street Art!
There are four sides to what we do: (1) our web-platform showcasing artists from over 90 countries and with over 180,000 fans on social media; (2) our 'Walls Project' real-world platform, which has organised over 850 legal street art murals in London since 2012 (we're now responsible for organising over half of the street in the Brick Lane area); (3) our commercial side, which partners with brands on projects (events, hand-painted advertising, interiors and with-permission licensing); (4) academic and advocacy, where we campaign for changes in our city.
Over the course of our lives we want to build a permanent, museum dedicated to street art and graffiti - both online and in bricks and mortar. Yep, seriously.
We think the World is slowly starting to wake up to why our cities shold be painted and steps we can take to get there. We want new conversations around public space and participation. The future is painted.
This website is dedicated to the artists who make our world more colourful and the people who help them do what they do best.
Check out our very old and dated page walls project or check or site, blog and social media streams.
If you’re an artist or photographer and you’re interested in contributing please sign up and upload photos on our website. If you’d just like to say hello or give us some suggestions then you can email us at email@example.com.
Lee’s Global Street Art’s first photographer and took the photos that started the archive. Lee used to bboy (breakdance) for the UK and still reps his crew the Soul Mavericks (check this clip from 2005).
On top of that Lee’s got a PhD in maths and evolution, the principles of which were applied to classifying the Global Street Art archive. The idea is that you should be able to explore street art and graffiti through different themes, including places, techniques, artists and a lot more.
James is a poet and freelance writer from London whose work has been published in a variety of magazines and websites. In 2008 he graduated with a Masters in Poetry from the University of East Anglia; since then, he has been travelling and working in Europe, India and South East Asia. He is currently travelling through the Americas, interviewing artists and documenting street art.
He is interested in taking art out of its comfort zone and unleashing it on the unsuspecting public. You can read more of his work at The Illegible Bachelor.
Dan cut his teeth building websites at the BBC, for TV and Radio, before working on apps like Papa Sangre, an iPhone game.
Dan is also a huge supporter of teaching kids to code and design their own apps, organising youth hackday Young Rewired State 2009-2011, and working at Apps for Good last year in a team coordinating mobile app design courses run in UK high schools.