A Thousand Streams at London Bridge

It’ll be a year before we get to enjoy the colourful delights of this new London artwork but it’ll absolutely be worth the wait. Stretching for 57 metres across the wall outside London Bridge station, this wildly kaleidoscopic design will celebrate the many faces of the city’s community in classic Adam Nathaniel Furman style. In collaboration with the London School of Mosaic, Furman’s design is … Continue reading A Thousand Streams at London Bridge

You’ve not seen mosaics like this

Elevating the mastery of mosaics to utterly bewildering heights is an artist whose skill and vision is unmatched, with talents honed by “straddling the worlds of fine art and contemporary craft”, and tiletastic displays one has to see to believe. Today we’re talking Susan Day. Creating large-scale, architectural installations of handmade ceramics, Day’s artworks have decorated a number of public walls including the facade of … Continue reading You’ve not seen mosaics like this

The underground Tile War

It’s time to add another ceramic street artist to our collection with the collager from Cologne – Adult Remix. Black and white artworks depicting pop culture icons, alternative folk, and politically charged social messages feature on all sorts from cans of spray paint to packaging. Gracing heavily graffitied walls, public bins, and lamp posts, Adult Remix’s pictures are pasted into place, but there’s also a … Continue reading The underground Tile War

A bit about Angus

Today it’s all about another vigilante ceramic street artist. Bristol-based self-taught Angus has been sharing his work with the world since 2015. His street mosaics are largely video-game inspired with iconic characters such as Luigi, Zelda, and Sonic featuring. Other cultural references to Family Guy, The Simpsons, and The Smurfs pop up as both painting and mosaics with a few more political pieces mixed in. … Continue reading A bit about Angus

Pieces of Masterpieces

Potholes meet some of art’s most iconic images in the most recent series of vigilante mosaicking from Tile Addict favourite Jim Bachor. Master Pieces, both in name and in nature, features fragments from Van Gogh, Warhol, Grant Wood, and Edward Hopper decorating a few lucky patches of tarmac around Chicago Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles was the first recreation, and has been sitting proudly on … Continue reading Pieces of Masterpieces

Schaerbeek Pavement Mosaics

Schaerbeek Streets

What started as one artist’s vision for the pavement in front of her home has turned into a community project that brings colour and positivity to the streets of Schaerbeek. Ingrid Schreyers started the trend 15 years ago when she decorated the ground with mosaics and her impressed neighbours followed suit. Since then, the local authorities have embraced the colourful change, creating a system for … Continue reading Schaerbeek Streets

London Underground Tiles

Paolozzi’s Underground Genius

The London Underground’s Tottenham Court Road is home to 950sq metres of tantalising tile art. Originally completed in 1986 by Scottish artist and Pop Art pioneer Eduardo Paolozzi, the vibrantly colourful mosaics spread across the Northern and Cental line platforms, offering an abstracted view of urban life. Curious curves and passages form references to the cogs and gears of machinery, whilst various facets of the … Continue reading Paolozzi’s Underground Genius

Niemann Wannsee Boat

Holidays in Wannsee

Pixel perfect scenes of daily life spread a touch of vintage joy at the Berlin-Wannsee train station. Created by Christoph Niemann and unveiled in 2018, two parallel murals welcome visitors with sweet stories and charming tableaux. Almost 20,000 100 by 100mm tiles were used to create the two 40 metre long storyscapes with a retro palette creating comfy vibes. Drawing on and continuing the NYC … Continue reading Holidays in Wannsee

Juncosa

Sharing the Streets of Barcelona

Looking to interact with Barcelona and its inhabitants, a project was conceived to form a thread with tiles. Artist Joan Juncosa creates colourful interpretations of the city’s tiles, both on canvas and on panots, and sets them out for all to see. #tilesaroundtheworld invites people to take, reposition, and engage creatively with these artworks for a novel, collaborative urban art initiative. Initially four tiles were … Continue reading Sharing the Streets of Barcelona

Sager Bird

The Forager Mosaicist

A long-term mosaic art installation, mapscapes, and rockworks are just three of Sager Mosaics‘ gifts to the creative world. Located in Whitsett, Pennsylvania the studio of The Forager Mosaicist, otherwise known as Rachel Sager, acts as both a respite for travellers on the trail and a place to create immeasurable beauty. Amongst these creations is the impressive Ruins Project. Born amidst the ruins of a … Continue reading The Forager Mosaicist

Farnhurst

To Respect and Remember

This recently completed monument is restoring dignity and respect to those buried at the Delaware State Hospital, a former psychiatric institution known to locals as ‘Farnhurst’. Without names, dates of birth, or any reference to family, the hospital’s deceased were intially identified only by numbered white granite cubes laid in concentric circles in the Spiral Cemetery. Overgrown and mostly forgotten, many of the cubes became … Continue reading To Respect and Remember

The Four Faces of UNAM

Around the Central Library at Ciudad Universitaria at UNAM in Mexico, each face is decorated in detailed murals. Created by artist and architect Juan O’Gorman, around four thousand square metres of mosaics depict four destinct times. The north face highlights Mexico’s pre-hispanic past, depicting deities and the duality of life and death, whilst the south face shows Mexico’s colonial history. The east face demonstrates elements … Continue reading The Four Faces of UNAM

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Loopy Luna Parc

From the Giant’s House in New Zealand to the colourful neighbourhood of Fusterlandia outside Havana, Cuba, sprawling mosaic make an impact all across the globe and today’s totally-tiled treat is no different. In the Northwestern woods of New Jersey sits Luna Parc; over six acres of artistry and detail. Home to multimedia artist Richard Boscarino, this unique space has been designed and developed since 1989. … Continue reading Loopy Luna Parc

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Voltaire’s Vibrant Lavatories

On Friday Clapham-based not-for-profit arts organisation Studio Voltaire reopened with a fresh face. Revitalising this important space by creating 42% more artist studios, a kitchen, a workshop, and two residency studios, this project has gone well beyond improving the look and utility of Studio Voltaire. Amongst these improvements is a refreshed garden and entrance space (complete with volcanic ash glazed tiles ExCinere), a restored Victorian … Continue reading Voltaire’s Vibrant Lavatories

The Soviet Mosaics of Ukraine

Tiling and mosaic traditions from around the world are truly fascinating to see. But despite being an extremely durable artform, sometimes they don’t last. In Ukraine there is currently a war between artists, home owners, and locals about the numerous Soviet-Era mosaics. On public buildings throughout Ukraine there are large, impressive murals, a huge number of which were created in the 1960s. Although some depict … Continue reading The Soviet Mosaics of Ukraine

Five Marvellous Murals

Nothing brightens a Tile Addict’s day quite like a fabulously tiled mural. Whether it’s on a pavement, city wall, or in a train station, we love to see it, so we’ve collected a few of the marvellous murals we know about to highlight their diversity and beauty. 1. Underline by Giles Round Created for the London Underground’s Victoria Line as part of the Art on … Continue reading Five Marvellous Murals

Swimming in SpΓ₯nga

A curious collage of tiles forms a fantastic mural at an indoor swimming pool in SpΓ₯nga, Stockholm. Art and design duo Folkform were commissioned to create the piece by Stockholm Konst, a public art fund. Although decidedly abstract, the mural is designed as a bird-eye view of the town, inspired by the town plan. Over 1,000 ceramic and glass tiles make up the ten by … Continue reading Swimming in SpΓ₯nga

Wyckoff Street Mosaic

It’s always wonderful for people to take art into their own hands, to forego the norm and decorate as they see fit. And for us at Tile Addict it’s even better when ceramics are involved. Susan Gardner of Brooklyn has done exactly this – taking to the walls of her home to produce a sprawling mosaic of celebration. Using anything from shells, to CDs, to … Continue reading Wyckoff Street Mosaic