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29 Jul 2011

The big i-Dea

In June we invited five members of the HUGO Create community to join us in Berlin to paint their winning artworks next to legendary stencil artist Blek Le Rat.

We invited our friends from i–D magazine along as well to soak up the creativity. While they were there they took the chance to delve into the mind of Blek Le Rat.

They chatted about his career, the movement of stencil art, and his involvement in the HUGO Create Stencil Art challenge.

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23 Jun 2011

Monica Murgu

As we demonstrated in our interview with Benjamin Vielhauer, we love it when we find out about members of our creative community’s other talents. So when we saw the photography of Monica Murgu, another winner from the event, we couldn’t resist the temptation to feature her as well.

Monica is an Industrial Design student from Bucharest, with a whole lot of design and creative talent. We spoke to her about the event, and her very personal style of photography.

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16 Jun 2011

Blek Le Rat Mini-Cha...

Two weeks ago Blek Le Rat asked you a question. He admitted that artistic genres ranging from Pop Art to rock and rap music inspire him, and wanted to know which of the HUGO Create community had a similarly diverse creative influence.

Blek Le Rat was most impressed by the answer of @Luksus, real name Sarno Ojell from Finland. He replied on Twitter that he’s inspired by:

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15 Jun 2011

HUGO Create Berlin E...

Last Friday our five winners flew into Berlin to realize one of their creative dreams. They came to paint the entries that won them the Berlin Stencil Art challenge next to a forefather of urban art, Blek Le Rat.

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7 Jun 2011

HUGO Create Berlin S...

The day is nearly upon us. The HUGO Create Berlin Stencil Art Challenge culminates this Friday as the winners of our competition fly in to Berlin from all around the world, to paint alongside our urban art inspiration Blek Le Rat.

The winners, who come from Romania, Netherlands, the USA, Ukraine and Germany, will paint the entries that our judges and Blek Le Rat loved so much.

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16 Mai 2011

Winners: HUGO Create...

Our latest challenge promised the most exciting prize HUGO Create has ever offered. We are flying five stencil art creators to Berlin to paint their entries at a live event featuring the most innovative of the city’s talent, including legendary urban artist Blek Le Rat.

The time for waiting is over. Blek Le Rat and the HUGO judges have worked together to pick the pieces they agree are worthy of the prize. The five winners, who are invited to paint their work at the event, are:

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13 Mai 2011

Francesca Von Habsbu...

During the past two months we’ve been keeping our eyes on the streets and looking into the urban art that Berlin has to offer. But what about the other side of the scale?

Francesca Von Habsburg is a leading figure in world art. She is founder of Thyssen-Bornemisza Art (TBA21), one of the leading foundations in this field.

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12 Mai 2011

Johann Haehling von...

Being a gallery owner is a serious business. Constantly tasked with having to sniff out emerging artists is only for those with an insatiable appetite for discovering the next big thing. So how do they keep their finger on the city’s pulse?

We asked Johann Haehling von Lanzenauer, the Director of the Circleculture Gallery in Berlin Mitte. Lanzenauer is responsible for curating the hottest urban gallery in the city. We posed a few questions to him about the pressures of showcasing the most exciting talents the city has to offer.

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29 Apr 2011

Emess

Our current challenge invites you to be inspired by legendary urban artist, Blek Le Rat. A man who has influenced and inspired a generation of stencil artists who attempt to emanate his work.

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26 Apr 2011

Last Call for Entrie...

We know you’re very busy. We know you have a lot of work, and a plan of creative ventures to last you until next year. But are you satisfied with sticking with your every day plans and daily routine? No. You want an adventure. You want to fly to Berlin to spray paint next to the king of stencil art Blek Le Rat.

The stakes are high. When the work of our five winners is spray painted next to Blek Le Rat’s work, they will be immortalized in urban art history.

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