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Baby R2d2, spring collection

This will be the baby R2d2’s third appearance on the blog, although he hasn’t evolved since tmnk added the crown, my better camera now allows me to get a clear image of the entire doorway. When this doorway isn’t being blocked by the delivery van that spends most of the morning there, it makes a really interesting addition to this dead-end turn on the way to Plaça Revolució. The newest images are the ghost chained to the increasingly-ubiquitous bombs and the famous yellow popsicle image which can be found at points around the city and metropolitan area. Which one is your favorite?


R2D2, re-revisited

If you’ve been a reader for a while, you’ll probably remember this post from a dead-end street here in Gràcia of an almost life-sized R2D2, restyled as an infantile jack-in-the-box. In this shot we find our trash-bin robot in a slightly more compromising position, being mounted by this gigantic, dripping dog. Which do you prefer?

Nobody cares?

Let’s face it, finding interesting examples of street and urban art on the internet is about as easy as finding whippets at a Phish concert, though not as rough on the brain cells.
So I constantly try to ask myself, what makes this blog special, and what will make it different from the thousands of instagrammers, flickrs, tweeters, facebookers, etc., devoted to this very popular topic.
I’ve thought a lot about these questions and have decided to try and track the evolution of some of these different pieces over the course of time.
The image we see here was originally featured as one of the first posts on this blog here. It was the baby R2D2 with an overturned black magic marker bowl of pasta on his head. Just recently, someone (it might be tmnk) has added the red crown and the words “Nobody Cares”. On the inside of a dead-end street on a doorway that spends about three-quarters of the day blocked by a delivery van, I’m sure it must feel that way. At least once a day when I pass by on my way to and from work however, if even just for 2-3 seconds, there will be somebody who does.