French artist Cal is a vandal. Only their mischiefs aren't rude or destructive. Rather, smart, creative, and joyful. But most notably, inclusive. The Lyon-based street artist sprinkles their works in urban places, leaving them interacting with their surroundings.

Think painted fish "escaping" a drain pipe or a red and white traffic sign "becoming" Waldo.

Bored Panda has already published an article about Cal's work in 2019, but they've kept themselves rather busy, so it's only fair we release an update.

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Perfumista Perfumista
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6 months ago

Wonder what percentage of people who pass this miss it

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"I would say my art is light-hearted," Cal told Bored Panda. "I play with what surrounds me. I love distracting things from their original purpose."

Naturally, in order to spot so many opportunities where others don't, one really needs to keep their eyes open. "I walk a lot, I see loads of things," Cal said. "I love observing, looking at details. I often notice that a specific stone, piece of pavement, tree, brick looks like something."

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*hmmm. I see the bread crumbs on the ground but they're not touching them.* "Is there something wrong with these crumbs?" *why won't they answer me?"

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Sometimes Cal paints it straight away when they have time and the proper material, but sometimes they only make a note of it and come back after they prepare the drawings.

"I mainly play in my town, Lyon. It can be anywhere, in car parks, streets, parks, etc."

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6 months ago

love at first sight for me

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Cal loves going back to their works to see if they are still there. And it's a surprise every time! "The artworks stay up from 5 minutes to several years depending on both the techniques and the discretion of the drawing."

The artist also loves trying out something new different all the time, so they never get tired of "vandalizing" the city. "This year, I really enjoyed making fake books out of bricks, giving them titles, etc. I offered 5 of them (leaving them in the street) and put the 5 other ones in my art gallery @atelierducanal."

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Maria Roberts
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6 months ago

This one should be so much higher!

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6 months ago

I love this one! 🐭 🏡

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Kinga Złotkowska
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6 months ago

I'm going do do this!

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Zoe Murphy
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6 months ago

Apartcements!!!

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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6 months ago

Those titles are really well thought out!

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Sabse
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6 months ago

Noooo!

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Sophie Lin
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6 months ago

that is pure genius! not that humorous but really creative!

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GalaxyZo
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6 months ago

of course

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Boopie Dew
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6 months ago

Awwww

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Capelli rosa e patate
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6 months ago

Hah! Love it!

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6 months ago

I love this one. :)

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Dana
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6 months ago

This is so cute!

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Kinga Złotkowska
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6 months ago

The nature is unbelievable.

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Dana
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6 months ago

I adore the dragon

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I love this one, so adorable and heartwarming

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Sara Rodrigues
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6 months ago

I love how dorky this turtle looks!

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chrissy
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6 months ago

wall-e!!!

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BoredPanda is awesome
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6 months ago

Smart. I wish someone in my neighboorhood did things like this

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Capelli rosa e patate
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6 months ago

I didn’t notice the face at first and thought his drawing was of a very unlucky chap 😂😂😂

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Kinga Złotkowska
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6 months ago

Don't sweep the leaves!

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The hair is my sister's in the morning

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6 months ago

So much personality!

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Janine B.
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6 months ago

Free the birdie!

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So handsome... lol

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Lis Daglish
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6 months ago

Shifty.

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Eirik Johnsbråten
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6 months ago

Finally!

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6 months ago

well, at least people will notice the bird and then the poop so they can watch out

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