Have you heard the good news?
South African artist Jaco Haasbroek is out to make sure that you do.
His art project, The Good News, places posters of happy news (often with puns) around the city to brighten people's day.
He told Mashable he started the project after seeing a missing dog sign that said "STOLEN."
"It's quite sad when someone loses a pet," he said. "The idea popped into my head that by simply adding 'Our Hearts' at the bottom of the poster, it would completely change its meaning and turn into something positive."
You can check out more of the project on Haasbroek's Instagram.
Back in February, world-famous street artist Banksy posted several new pieces in Gaza, including a giant kitten, to try to draw some attention to the region.
His public work tends to be snatched up pretty quickly by people looking to make some serious cash. They can typically be sold to collectors for hundreds of thousands of dollars. His “Mobile Lovers” piece went for more than half a million dollars last year.
One man in Gaza probably wishes he had been told that before he let an original Banksy go for a measly $175.
Rabie Dardouna, who owned the door and rubble which Banksy adorned with a piece called “Bomb Damage” (above), pawned it off to a man named Belal Khaled for just the value of the metal. His house was destroyed during an Israeli attack last year.
“I did not know that it was this valuable. I heard it can be sold for millions,” Dardouna told The Guardian. “Now I want the door back.”
Khaled claims he only purchased the door to “protect its artistic value” and isn’t looking to make money off the deal.
He added that he might one day consider displaying it in a gallery to “speak about the suffering of Gaza and the agonies of war.”
As part of his retrospective Ain't Painting A Pain at the Orange County Museum of Art in California, contemporary artist Richard Jackson installed a 28-foot-tall Labrador Retriever on the side of the museum building that periodically emits yellow paint upon the building's wall. The 73-year-old artist specializes in the uncomfortable, as his radical works often attempt to rattle human sensibilities. The retrospective, which also features a painting consisting of 5,050 canvases, opened this week and will run through May 5.
UK artist and designer INSA continues to explore his "GIF-ITI" style of stop motion graffiti art in this latest collaboration with Stanley Donwood titled "Hollywood Dooom," originally commissioned for XL Recordings to celebrate the upcoming debut album by Atoms For Peace (Thom Yorke).