Street art is subjective. It can be about capturing everyday moments (and then turning them into LEGOs) or declaring your love for kale chips. With buildings and sidewalks as their canvas, a really great artist can take street art to the next level and we鈥檙e always on the lookout for visionaries who are brightening up urban spaces with their creative touch. After all, who doesn鈥檛 want a slightly more beautiful commute? So when we came across the street artist oakoak, we couldn鈥檛 help but be blown away by the quirky and cute pieces. Obviously, we had to share 鈥 get ready for some street art that鈥檚 going to make you smile + press share.

From St. Etienne, France, oakoak uses adorable and hilarious street art pieces to brighten up urban spaces that could use a little love. As he says, 鈥淢y main interest is giving importance to places and objects that people don鈥檛 notice anymore.鈥

With a full section of his site entitled, 鈥淟ife is a game,鈥 oakoak鈥檚 whimsical outlook towards street art definitely comes across in the entire set of pieces. You can spot pop culture figures, like Calvin and Hobbes, throughout his works.

The artist puts it like this: 鈥淗umor is really important to me. It鈥檚 definitely the most important element in what I do.鈥 This humor comes across in the unexpected ways he uses the urban elements and the vivid characters he creates.

What is it about street art that has us always coming back for more? There鈥檚 something brilliant about how these artists add their own creative touches to their homes and urban landscapes 鈥 it鈥檚 like public art that everyone can enjoy, Instagram and reflect on as they go about their day. Um, even if it鈥檚 not always legal.

Have you found any new street artists that you鈥檙e loving? Have you stumbled across any beautiful pieces of graffiti IRL? Tell us in the comments below and share your pictures with us on Facebook!