Yes ! Finally it is his turn ! Because we oh so adore these elephants in the streets of every city in every country in every corner of the world… and hopefully one day we can invite him to our city to immerse us with his vivid, larger-than-life characters and creations ! Stunning street art lovers, this #wednesdaywalloffame is especially dedicated to Falke One !


«Save Arrival» © Falke One 


«Bitten of too much» © Falke One 

Having already more than 25years of experience in the field of graffiti and street art, he is definitely one of the graff-pioneers in South Africa to determine its role and course. Amidst Mitchells Plain he tried out his very first piece only and only to impress ; )


«Headstrong» © Falke One 

Nonetheless he also got involved in the first graffiti competition in South Africa back in 1996. Something that would be repeated moreover all-over.


«Homer» © Falke One 

And then those incredible, a little psychedelic colourful, sketchy elephants. They truly stand for a sense of happiness as well as awareness about their constant threat to extinction ! 


«Self Defense» © Falke One 

But one of the main reasons – amongst many – we admire his dedication, is also his view on graffiti as a «dynamic social tool». Knowing how to get sponsors engaged into social responsible community projects, he aims at empowering disadvantaged neighbourhoods. Determined in featuring issues like genderequality, racism, environmental consciousness, and creating awareness about art as a form sustainability.


«The apple doesn’t fall» © Falke One 

One of those examples, with the major support of Red Bull, is «Once upon a Town». This social art project aimed at painting homes in towns all over the country, at first mainly in rural deprived areas. Challenging the perception of value… the value of a home… their homes that are left unnoticed for so long. He shows in every kind of way a huge respect to the locals, inviting them into his world of creations and being invited into their world of cultural traditions and stories. A beautiful example of «how art affects the people and how the people inspire the artist»


© Falke One 


«cray cray» © Falke One 

Got inspired to check out more? Have a look at his website, facebook as well as his journey Once upon a Town !

Let’s find all the possible ways to invite him to Portugal and share our favourite elephants of him with our #lisbonstreetarttours  ; )


All pictures © Falke One





This wall of fame we want to induce you into the works of a Crazy Canadian ; ) She creates powerful and incredible works inspired by her own rythms as well as the ones society puts upon us!

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She shouts out for attention in an unapologetic way demanding the reflection upon our beliefs and behaviours. «To be born with a woman’s body is to bear the unsolicited burden of humanity’s unresolved attitudes towards sex […]»

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MissMe or Montreal’s most known Art Vandal even passed Lisbon with some wicked and wonderful paste ups all kind of women as role models and covering/revealing one way or another their boobs in playful ways. But also respected and honourable characters form the main inspiration for her to go out there and share them with anyone who wants to see and everyone who won’t see.

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She is an activist, feminist, and a recognized outlaw artist demanding attention and exploring her own struggles with race, gender, society and class… screaming out for dignity amongst all.

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«My work is just a counter voice to that ultra-simplistic and oppressive voice of traditional media and advertising.»

A little intro to her work:

You want to check out more of her works and/or follow her wicked situations worldwide? https://www.facebook.com/missmeart/

If you got any picture collected from pieces around the world, share it with us using our #lisbonstreetarttours  ; )

Pics © http://www.miss-me-art.com

Video © Gorjestani M.


St. Valentine


For those that wonder what is so special about this day, well… we honestly do not know. Because history is not unambigously about Saint Valentine. But since a quiet big population of this world will do a little extra effort to show their lovin’, we might as well ! And since every day can be a ridiculous good day to overwhelm this world with a little bit of lovin’… we want to share a variety of lovely murals with one essential lovely organ, a heart while listening to this musical oldtimer of Nacht und Rebel  ; )

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© Keith Haring // Pic: urbanprairieto

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«Hearts & Darts» © Millo



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© iHeart // Pic: isupportstreetart

Check out these animated heartbeats of the Croatian artist Lonac… (click on pic)

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© Lonac // Pic: Sasha Bogojev

Love will travel around the world or Love will occupy the world or Love will conquer the world or …

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© IA STAA // Pic: streetart360

WALL valentine II

© Banksy // Pic: musartboutique

Even a few Portuguese artists couldn’t resist…  ; )

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© Hazul & Costah // Pic: Julie Dawn Fox

WALL valentine XII

© Julieta XLF // Pic: Lluís Olivé Bulbena

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© JGoldcrown

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© Elian & Alexis Diaz // Pic: Rom Lévy

And if you are really sick and tired of those lovebirds and all romantic stew…

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© Banksy // Pic: missworldsecurity

If you got any lovely heartbeat picture collected from around the world, share it with us using our #lisbonstreetarttours  ; )

M. CHAT aka Monsieur Chat aka Thoma Vuille


Did you ever bump into a yellow cat in the streets? He has travelled all over the world ! Even faced some prison-time. But no matter the reaction of authorities, he keeps on grabbing our attention while sharing with each and everyone an uncomplicated smile. And since he is celebrating twenty years of anniversary unapologetically in the streets, it is must we highlight him in our special wall of fame !



The French-Suisse artist and his yellow pet became a pleasure for the eyes of many conquering his birthplace Orléans from 1997 and slowly moving between places. His intention mainly focussed on breaking the greyish walls of the city, interrupting the gaze of people passing by and definitely engage a smiley moment with many.

Chris Marker even made a movie/docu (2004) about the political and international changes happening all under the regarding eye of the yellow cat; Chats Perchés.

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© posca-life-custom.com

If you happen to be in Paris, then do pass by the Galerie Brugier-Rigail to celebrate along with M. Chat his 20years of smiley kittins !

Got interested to check out more:

If you want to check out more about his trial (French): http://www.huffingtonpost.fr/2016/09/23/monsieur-chat_n_12152788.html (headpic)

If you got any picture collected from pieces around the world, share it with us using our #lisbonstreetarttours  ; )


Mário Belém


Recently under the spotlights with his solo show at Underdogs gallery, it was about time to introduce you to Mário Belém. You probably cross at least one of his wall if you went to Pensão Amor.

When he was young he started drawing Disney-figures (Mickey n Snoopy). He worked during 15 years as a creative designer and got famous with his powerful illustrations made with photomontages.


Even though he studied graphic design and learned drawing by “the best” (Zozimo and José Bandeira), he only picked up drawing again after a long while as well as try out spraying on the walls. From architecture to graphic design he had to learn to draw and the digital pen tablet became his best friend for it.


Mário is now spreading his talents through the artistic world, fast becoming one of the most prolific artists in his generation. He always tries to put a personal element within his works, QUESTIONING all of humanity. If you ask him about his favorite color here is what he would say : “More than a favourite colour I love the way that different colours work together. Right now I am addicted to the colour transition that goes from warm yellow to orange to indigo to pink to purple (very important: no green!).”*



Got interested to check out more:

his facebook page


If you got any picture collected from his pieces around the world, share it with us using our #lisbonstreetarttours  ; )

*extract of the interview made for cityguidelisbon.com



Today we will talk about Catarina Monteiro aka Glam, a graffiti-artist as well as illustrator and designer. Catarina is one of the few Portuguese street artists being a woman, known in the outdoor artworld!


She started in the beginning of the new century. First with murals, from the conventional graffiti letters (using fatcap/thicker lines) to some more illustrative pieces; then installations and pieces or characters design, through three-dimensional construction paper or wood.


This year she founded the Mint Cuts Studio and change her name for Catarina Mint. This studio is like an extension of her individual work with the mission of creating unique and inventive pieces to fulfill the needs of each project in a creative and dynamic way.


Got interested to check out more:

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If you got any picture collected from her pieces around the world, share it with us using our #lisbonstreetarttours  ; )

The Super Van


It’s Wednesday and as usual it’s the day where we do our artist portrait. Today we wanted to talk about Vanessa Teodoro a Portuguese Lisbon based artist, born in South Africa. She is an illustrator and street artist with a background experience in advertising and graphic design. She is currently in China for an art residency.


Her characters are born from her everyday life influences such as graffiti, tattoos, african patterns and comic books. She especially likes painting strong female icons and witty colorful pieces with a lot of detail and movement.


Her style is defined by a complex battle between graphic patterns, figurative elements and strong colors, all with a touch of chaos and humor. She can do either very colorful work or minimalistic black and white lay out.


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Today we talk about a worldwide known Portuguese artist, Pantonio (or Antonio Correia). Born in 1975 in Azores, he already left his mark in many countries of the planet. His style is very recognizable, always using black and blue representing mainly animals or chimeras. He has a real graphic signature.


The origin of his name is diverse:

– Pantomime [pan-tuh-mahym] the art or technique of conveying emotions, actions, feelings, by gestures without words.
– Pan- prefix (Greek πᾶν) “all”, “of everything”, “involving all members” of a group).
– Panta Rhei : concept in the philosophy of Heraclitus (Socratic Greek philosopher) everything flows, meaning that everything is constantly changing, from the smallest grain of sand to the stars in the sky.
– Pan – in Greek mythology the god of woods, fields, and flocks.

The choice of his color palette comes directly from his island: blue like the ocean, white like the clouds and black like the volcanic stone.

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The wall he made in the 13th arrondissement of Paris is still one of the biggest of Europe!

Got interested to check out more?


If you got any picture collected from his pieces around the world, share it with us using our #lisbonstreetarttours  ; )


Wednesday wall of fame!


Today we will talk about a German artist from Hamburg, Tona. He is the specialist of kids paste up spread around the world and there are many of them in the streets of Lisbon. He is involved in the street art scene since 99 (graffiti) and started stencils in 2002, silkscreen and linocut in 2008.


In a world that often seems to be unfair, mean and brutal and people are blinkered, TONA wants to confront us to this distorted perception with a dreamy, sensual and emotional perspective. Inspired by the children he crossed during his travels, he creates colorful paste ups. 21741258_1629621400434218_6636945272072444428_o

“Unlike elsewhere in the street art world, which probably works more with criticism and irony, the motive of the artist is to deconstruct the viewers „ordinary“ perceptions and to give them inner peace, joy and a smile. By means of this, mostly temporary art in public space, we, as the viewer, if we allow it, feel a transformation of the world around us and our own consciousness.”


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Jotapê Pax

Wednesday wall of fame!

Monday we shared with you a quick preview of the work made by Jotapê Pax in the city of Lisbon. It is a final stop of his Europe trip and he left us such a nice souvenir. We took advantage of his presence in the city to ask him a few questions.

Who are you? Where are you from? Artistic curriculum?
Hello, I’m Jotapê Pax, Brazilian based in Porto Alegre. I started to paint on the streets 17 years ago, in 2000. During this time I made 4 individual exhibitions – two of them in my city (2010 and 2017), one in Rio de Janeiro (2011) and one in Barcelona (2011). I participated in several festivals around the world like Manifesto (Toronto 2010), Meeting of Styles Athens (2012) and Biennal of Graffiti fine Art (São Paulo – Brazil) and also collective exhibitions and other projects of urban art in Singapore, France, Spain, Lithuania and Chile.


What’s your work about?
I believe my work reveals my interest in primitive art. Since I began to scribble I wanted to know how the primitive man left the marks in the caves. After that, the inscriptions on the streets made with spray, in Brazil called “pixação” intrigued my desire to make my own mark in the streets. after some time what caught my attention were the African sculptures, Egyptian art and drawings of the Mayan civilizations.

I believe that the proposal of my work is to merge all my life experiences, visual and anthropological. Whether during a canvas painting or creating a new mural on the street.

When and how come you decide to share your work in the streets?
I started doing some things in my neighbourhood, living in a simple neighbourhood near the center of the city where there was a lot of intervention in the streets. I started spontaneously and began to see it as a way of communicating and making friends.
As I had reference in comics, initially I copied the drawings of my favorite personages and little by little I was finding my own style that defined my personality. When I thought I could spread what I did on paper in the streets, I created courage and made my first play. This was in late 1999, I was 16 years old.


How would you define the places you choose and how your work adds to it?
Usually I look for places where I believe they need better use or buildings where there are null or forgotten spaces. For example, an abandoned lot, or the wall of a building without windows and without life. In this way I draw the attention of the population. This is a way to improve the public space and still leave a free art work for the public, who often do not have time or money to visit museums and galleries.

How would you describe your style?
I believe my work is constantly evolving. Every day I learn new things and I insert in my painting process. Urban art gives me this freedom. Being in the streets, in the galleries or doing commissioned jobs have different points of view and forms of suitability. For me, they are all different ways of doing the same thing. My work first of all has an inner proposal, a personal need to abstract the problems of the world and let me think light. I have found a way to lead my life by doing what I love, and that defines my work today.


Thank you Jota for your time and effort and we hope you join us soon again in Lisbon for another – and maybe even bigger wall  ; )

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