You don’t have to be trained in arts to make creative urban interventions: French street artist OakoAk says he’s just a “pen pusher” by day, but his cool street artworks can be found all over St. Etienne and other cities in France. We’ve already shared some of his clever street art examples with you last year, but now he has lots of new creative ideas to share.

OakoAk carries on with his street art style of not intervening too much with the way things are on the street and upgrades them with just a little unexpected touch. By only adding a couple of lines and few colors, OakoAk gives the cityscape of his native St. Etienne this element of surprise that graffiti art is all about:

“I wanted it to look nicer. It was an industrial city with many coal mines; now it’s in regeneration and still quite poor. But it’s easily traveled by foot with awkward aspects ideal for cool art. I saw shapes everywhere, and wanted to realize them,” he explains.

Maybe you’ve also spotted some of his unique artworks while prancing somewhere in France?


15 More Creative Street Art Ideas from OakoAk (Part I)