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Stunning New Wall-imation from BLU

BLU is the artist who goes into places that look like Robocop‘s Detroit and animates on the sides of buildings by painting an image with a giant roller, painting over it, and painting the next image. You may remember his last work, MUTO. Couple-a questions come to mind: HOW THE FRAK LONG DOES THIS TAKE? HOW IS HE ABLE TO ENVISION THE NEXT FRAME FROM THAT VANTAGE POINT? HOW DOES HE NOT HAVE SHOULDER SPLINTS??? The concept alone is mind-melting.

THIS is focus, people. Or OCD.

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  1. Hannah says:

    Wow, I can’t even imagine how long that took him, but it was totally awesome.

  2. my-name-here says:

    holy fucking awesome

  3. Dan says:

    . . . wow . . .

  4. kk41890 says:

    its gotta take him days. the lighting changes so much for some scenes. prolly does each sort of scene in a day.

  5. MAXimiliano says:

    I love all his videos and the larger then life paintings he does on large 3 or 4 story buildings but I can’t help but wonder how he doesn’t get stopped by jerkass cops. God knows the world would look a lot better with painting and graffiti on the walls instead of shitty ads. Which reminds me don’t forget to go out and watch the new Twilight* film.

    *I hope you all see the humor in that, please don’t think I’ am someone who would watch that shit.

  6. Sara says:

    This is not something I type very often, but this video deserves it.


    Oh. My. Fucking. GOD.

  7. Mark says:

    @Hard- Way meta dude.

    This stuff is mind-boggling. I have patience, but HOLY CRAP CAKES BATMAN!

  8. Thiago says:

    Apparently it takes day! Check the shadows..

  9. This video is fucking awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Michael K. says:

    Based on the frame-by-frame movement of the shadows, he seems to be working a lot faster than you’d expect. It’s got to be excruciating work, but it really is super-cool.

  11. Chris Hardwick says:

    Not to get all meta, but with each new video BLU seems to evolve the way his characters do in the pieces…

    Ok I guess I got all meta.

  12. Rosemarsh says:

    Seeing this amazing work is making me question my current career situation. Why am I sitting here in an office when amazing things like this are happening and I could be doing them too! Stop-motion evolution inspired art seems a so much more meaningful endeavor than making car payments and getting an HMO plan. So frustratingly inspiring!

  13. Brian says:

    Joseph, RE: Christo. He gets more attention because he gets in everyone’s way, spends millions, and people can’t even agree on the merits of his artwork.

  14. woah says:

    …. and LOOOVES ACID….

  15. woah says:

    woah that guy probably has the shoulder muscles of an olympic swimmer.

  16. Patti says:

    Wow. that was beyond awesome. I like your word “crazymazing”, Chris. I can’t even begin to grasp how he comes up with all the artwork from a concept, nor how long it could possibly take to do all of this. I’m kinda leaning toward OCD as well. Focus beyond comprehension, really. Thank you for sharing.

  17. PapaFrita says:

    BLU gets more and more creative with every project. The use of pipes, the plastic bag jellyfish… I can’t wait to see what they do next. A full-length movie, perhaps? Pixar got started a similar way.

  18. corinne says:

    trash katamari!

  19. Joseph says:

    Everything you said, Chris. Plus, I don’t get why such a big deal is made about, for example, Christo, and not this guy.

  20. anthony says:

    so amazing, i watched his previous video like 5 times. i love how he incorporated so much more moveable objects in this one with balls and trash and a van. very cool.

  21. Sarah Clark says:

    Have you seen Edgar Mueller’s 3D pavement art? Pretty equally trippy, and he does everything with pastel chalk!

  22. Neil says:

    That’s absolutely amazing. I couldn’t help but watch the sky behind some of those shots to see how fast it’s changing. It must have taken him weeks or even months to be able to make a 9.5 min vid out of it. I’m going to try to pick my jaw off the floor now…