Virgin Launches World’s First Airplane Art Gallery

Virgin Atlantic Gallery in the Air

Virgin Atlantic has recently announced to open art galleries on airplanes. Teaming up with British street artist Eine (Ben Flynn), the ‘Gallery in the Air’ collaboration aims to bring art at 35,000 feet. The passengers of the first class (Upper Class) will have the chance to experience a pop-up gallery atmosphere while traveling between New York and London. Except for the in-plane exhibition, there will also be a series of the artists’ typography artworks presented in the lounge rooms, the exclusive ‘Clubhouses’, of London Heathrow, JFK and Newark Clubhouses airports.

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The Old Walls Project Tells New Stories

Old Walls Project

The Old Walls Project features an amazing set of photo comparisons that show how street art around Milan has evolved over the past twenty years. Sometimes you can still see figments of what once was and at other times the whole thing looks exactly the same as it did two decades ago. Looking at how new artworks have been influenced by what previously was painted on the wall is very inspiring and finding comparisons between the two in theme and style is almost a game in itself.

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Best Of 2012

Kanto

Here at Pop-Up City it has become an end-of-the-year tradition to bring you a selection of the most interesting, thought-provoking and appealing articles that have been published over the last 12 months.

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A Fly-Thru Restaurant For Birds

Fly-thru restaurant for birds by Brian Wolter

The fact that birds eat fastfood becomes clear when you pay attention to the pigeons on the central squares of the world’s big cities. Picking the left-overs of hamburgers and fries from right between your your legs, these intrusive birds know very well what they prefer for dinner. As a consequence of adopting human eating habits they are increasingly fat. Obesity among birds becomes an urban phenomenon. This must have triggered Copenhagen-based artist Brian Wolter to create this take-away for birds.

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A Chat With Rudolf Klöckner (Urban Shit)

Rudolf Klöckner (Urban Shit)

Last Thursday Blogging the City took place in Amsterdam. It turned out to be an unforgettable day with a great selection of leading European bloggers that shared what drives them and inspires them with our online and offline audience. One of them was Rudolf Klöckner, driving force behind Hamburg-based street art blog Urban Shit. He entertained the audience by showing his favorite urban interventions he’s come across in the past years. We asked him a few questions right before the conference.

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