Tilt - Bleu Petrole Print Release
There was a time, more than forty years ago, when members of an emerging youth culture began writing on train carts and walls in New York. Soon enough, the inspirational lettering had begun appearing in different cities around the world. Today, there are urban artists who nurture the devotion to this, now traditional, approach to street art. There are, in fact, events and festivals honoring this extraordinary form of expression. If we were to mention examples of those who treasure this kind of activity, we needn’t look long and far – TILT and NuArt Street Art Festival…
Mural for Nuart
The newest edition of Nuart Street Art Festival has brought another mesmerizing graffiti piece to a wall of Stavanger, Norway. The French artist TILT has recently finished a mural with his signature style resonating the power of traditional graffiti lettering. A hand grenade constructed out of curvaceous forms and incorporated American flag resides on a wall surface to intrigue the public and inspire street art enthusiasts. The surface of this wall now echoes TILT’s unique style and resonates the expression of a true graffiti writer…
Print Them All
Print Them All is an online gallery which specializes in limited edition prints and the collaboration with renowned contemporary urban artists. The most precisely executed replication of artwork is achieved with the use of sophisticated techniques and high quality materials. What is more, the whole process includes artists themselves, numbering and hand-signing of the prints. Every product of Print Them All is printed in the oldest Parisian print shop, which was founded in 1852 and has had the chance to cooperate with artists such as Matisse, Miro and Picasso. The paper used is 100% cotton and the colors are prepared by hand.
When creating a graffiti art piece, TILT tends to inscribe numerous levels of meaning. To paraphrase the artist’s words, it is left to each individual to interpret the meaning of the image. The task of achieving a specific calligraphic graffiti, with the association of specific colors (in the case of this mural, the colors of American flag), renders the artwork somewhat confusing to read. Thus, the interpretations, whether they are political, philosophical or concerning the subversive connotational level, are in fact the product of the individual appreciation. According to TILT, it is the choice of said individuals to ask themselves the questions “What is the message? Who is this painting for? Why do I not have the skills that allow me to understand the meaning of these letters?” After all, the artist purposefully wants his work to have several possible interpretations. To top it all off, TILT has, with the help of Print Them All, transpired his Bleu Petrole into a limited edition high quality print.