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GAME BOYS, MUSICAL TOYS
Old gaming systems have become instruments in the hands of a growing worldwide music scene
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ONE FACE AT A TIME
Jason Polan takes on New York City...with a pencil
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BOLLYWOOD MEETS BEATS
After hitting small American clubs, Bhangra has finally found its way into the mainstream
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Paint that Pops
Graffiti artists create images that literally jump off the street
While other artists see their work hanging on the pristine, protective walls of an art gallery, pavement artists watch as pedestrians and weather wear on their masterpieces. These pieces become unrecognizable after only a few days.

Despite the long gestation and short life of their art, three-dimensional graffiti artists continue to bring popping pictures to the streets.

Known as the "Pavement Picasso" among his peers, British chalk artist Julian Beever creates his optical illusions to the amusement of crowds in broad daylight, often interacting with the finished pieces, exploring the scenes he creates along with his audience.

Meanwhile, German artist Edgar Mueller chalked a 3-D, life-like river into a downtown street, literally "Turning River Street Into a River," for the Moose Jaw Prairie Arts Festival in Saskatchewan, Canada. Mueller's body of water stretched for nearly an entire 1,000 square foot block.

Elevator spoke with Kurt Wenner, an artist and architect who essentially invented the art of 3-D street work in the early 1980s, at right. Wenner's 3-D work draws heavily on classical painting.

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