The price of urban sprawl

24 Jul

(via Street Art Utopia)

You can find this Street Art in Belgrade, Serbia. It’s by the Italian artist BLU from 2009. It reminds me of a number of cartoons by Austrian cartoonist Horst Haitzinger. He started publishing cartoons in satirical magazines as a student back in 1958. In Germany, where he lives, he is particularly known for his political and environmental sketches. Here’s one of his watercolour cartoons which BLU’s street art made me think of.

Horst Haitzinger

The speech bubble says “After all, we all want to get to the beautiful wilds quickly and comfortably!”. You can find it in the book Globetrottel, a wordplay on ‘Globetrotter’ and ‘Trottel’ (German for ‘idiot’). There doesn’t seem to be a website devoted to him but the internet is peppered with his cartoons and you can see some more ecology-oriented watercolours on Hans Bacher’s blog here.

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2 Responses to “The price of urban sprawl”

  1. sraesyeldarb July 24, 2012 at 15:53 #

    Reblogged this on Sraes Yeldarb.

  2. bilafond July 27, 2012 at 07:27 #

    Sprawling will never cease. The resources of the earth need to be preserved. Good post

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