If you use StumbleUpon you’ve probably collected a few gems on your profile. Today I’ll share some of the more spectacular street art I’ve found here. I’m about as far from an expert as you can come, but I know I like this when I see it…!
French origami street art
The Artflakes blog shared one of the more unique street art I’ve seen recently. French artist Mademoiselle Maurice has brought colourful origami art to the streets of Paris. Check out the origami project here and her webpage here!
Stunning social commentary by Banksy
Streetartutopia shared this blogpost with striking works of art from Banksy. It is well worth a look!
Banksy is the pseudonym of an English-based grafitti artist and political activist. The first comment on the linked blogpost, by a Ariel Dennis struck me as so very, very true – and a good illustration of Banksy’s infamy:
first day of Advanced Art, my teacher said “i bet none of you know an artist who is currently alive” I Raised my hand and said “Banksy” he shook his head and said he wasn’t an artist, that when I knew He wasn’t a real art teacher.
A stunning street art anthology!
The kind people at Streetartutopia have shared another collection with 106 stunning street art masterpieces from 2010. It is well worth a look!
Surreal street installations
Mark Jenkins has shared a collection of surreal street installations with us at this page. Expect the unexpected!
Italian visual artist Alice Pasquini (or AliCè) has worked with clients such as Nike and Microsoft. She prefers working with city walls and has a striking and colorful style. According to her own bio, she is
particularly interested in the representation of women in art and the desire to show strong, independent women in a way that differs from the highly sexualized image of femininity that is typically seen in society.
Definitely two thumbs up! Check out more of her art here.
In this article, the Ministry of Clever takes a closer look at data from the World Economic Forum that illustrates how competitive and how productive each country in the world is. If you ever wondered how your home country performes, then take a look. Perhaps you’ll even be surprised?
Alternative medicine is called “alternative” because it, unlike mainstream medicine, is often poorly researched, untested, or even pure fraud. If medicine based on science sometimes gets it horribly wrong, think how bad it can get when you base it on the ideas of eccentric people with a need for a quick buck. The Ministry presents a way for you, our distinguished reader, to quickly disseminate these forms of “medicine”, as they should be: with sarcasm. Continue reading →
In the good olde days of superstition and witch-burning, the Church presented the seven deadly sins to scare good christians into being even better christians. In the hopes that we can scare good capitalists into being even better capitalists, we thought the ministry should try to present the seven deadly sins of modern capitalism. Continue reading →
Many “deep thinkers” on internet forums have stated that “America is the greatest country in the world” and equally many have stated the opposite. Now, disregarding the fact that America isn’t really a country (it’s a continent, look it up) – why don’t we take a cool and dispassionate look at the realities?
Most webpages have an FAQ – a section dedicated to frequently asked questions. The Ministry of Clever has no such section, instead we find it proper to add an article about infrequently asked questions. These questions are those who people rarely ask, but which should be asked much more often!
Continuing our Public Service announcements, the Ministry of Clever is proud to present a collection of some of the most clever online cartoons we can think of. Cartoons you didn’t even know you missed (until you start reading).
Looking for something? Look no further! We at the Ministry of Clever did the work for you. At least half of it. Look the smart way, using our list of Internet resources in order to find exactly what you need!