When Paris Was Protected with Sandbags and Masking Tape, 1914-1918

Arc de Triomphe.

Biblioteque Nationale de France

By the first week of September 1914, the Germans had come within thirty kilometers of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris. The French and British armies were engaged in fierce fighting with the Germans in the First Battle of the Marne which repelled the Germans. Still, Parish remained uncomfortably close to the front lines for much of the Great War. Continue reading »

Eye-Catching Minimalist Street Art Made Using Masking Tape

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Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Buff Diss is a non-traditional street artist who specialises in creating work with tape. His love of traditional graffiti led him to see the city as canvas and paved the way for his unique style of art. He enjoys the tactile interaction with architecture, city streets and derelict buildings. His works explore the nature of line and how it can intersect space, generate volume and communicate figure. Continue reading »