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thestrangequark September 15 2013 04:19 AM

Graffiti/Street Art
 
As per the wise suggestion of Miss Chicken, I have started this thread as a place to show the weird, wonderful, humorous, or horrible graffiti/street art you've discovered.

To start, here is a little boy riding a turtle on the Williamsburg Bridge. I took this picture about a week ago while I was walking home over the bridge:

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l1...k/photo3-4.jpg

Next, there is this beautiful piece of surrealism which was down the block from my apartment. Sadly, it has since been painted over:
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l1.../photo1-15.jpg

And lastly, this weird installment, which I again stumbled upon on my walk home: a papier mache heart inside a jar atop an old chest of drawers on the sidewalk:
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l1.../photo2-13.jpg

M'Sharak September 15 2013 05:09 AM

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Not much to be discovered out here in my little corner of the Inland Vampire, but here are a few pictures I've found posted here and there - examples of street art/public art which I thought were interesting:

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9...43gro1_500.jpg

http://25.media.tumblr.com/74ad95cbb...cpz7o1_500.jpg

Burrard Street Bridge, Vancouver http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7...68hpo1_500.jpg

http://25.media.tumblr.com/dada807d3...ju5jo1_500.jpg

Katovice, Poland http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7...ho1_r1_500.jpg

http://24.media.tumblr.com/53358bdd6...e5gyo3_500.jpg
http://mudshark58.tumblr.com/post/57...encil-by-above London

Miss Chicken September 15 2013 05:09 AM

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I only have a few photos of graffiti which I will post later but I know where there is a lot of street art so I will try to go on a photo shoot within the next few days.

Ru ru, chu September 15 2013 05:11 AM

Re: Graffiti/Street Art
 
I think this counts as street art: The recently posted (unfortunately, I can't remember who posted it) shot of the RealNetworks company building, with a crudely made sign pasted over the logo that said BUFFERING. :guffaw:

Olive, the Other Reindeer September 15 2013 07:08 AM

Re: Graffiti/Street Art
 
Quote:

M'Sharak wrote: (Post 8647285)
. . . here are a few pictures I've found posted here and there - examples of street art/public art which I thought were interesting:

Katovice, Poland

http://www.hostpic.org/images/1309151132150119.jpg

Obviously a big Claes Oldenburg fan.

lurok September 15 2013 10:03 AM

Re: Graffiti/Street Art
 
teacake has some fantastic shots of street art. I'm sure she'll be along soon :)

teacake September 15 2013 11:14 AM

Re: Graffiti/Street Art
 
Hah! I was reading this thinking "Oh, I hope I have some non-blog photos I can post.." when I got to lurok's kind words. I love street art. I will read this thread devotedly :D

Hopefully I have something that isn't *cough* bloggified by me that I can find somewhere. I live in a city which is apparently some huge international mecca of street art. Unfortunately a lot of my old stuff is on another sorta defunct computar atm :)

POST ON PEOPLES!

trekkiedane September 15 2013 01:48 PM

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Not a lot of street art in this little town -only more or less organized stuff...

...and tags :sigh:

But, last time our down-town pedestrian area was expanded, the new parts were for both cyclists and pedestrians.

The town thought we'd all need a little reminder to look out for each other under such conditions so they had some artists put in some temporary displays to that effect.

Here's one:

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4...deriggaden.jpg
(painted plywood and plastic ducks)

Some of the inspiration obviously comes from this famous vintage poster:


The only other thing I have a (bad) photo from was the physical part of a 'reduce speed'-campaign:

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4...t/isitart2.jpg
Though, as you can see, some graffiti-artist did have a comment to it :p
(Two more of the stoned Lada)

publiusr September 15 2013 08:43 PM

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And here I was thinking that the quality of street art had fallen off since Turk-182. Bathroom art used to be wittier, but seems to have dried up...

thestrangequark September 26 2013 10:04 PM

Re: Graffiti/Street Art
 
This is some of my favorite graffiti, on the Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg bridge:

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l1...k/photo5-3.jpg

Emher September 26 2013 10:09 PM

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Cool! This kind of stuff makes me actually wish i lived in a big city. Not much of this around here.

Finngle Bells September 27 2013 12:46 AM

Re: Graffiti/Street Art
 
I used to amazed at how many of those could be found in hard to reach (or would require a lot of climbing on ledges,etc, while I was riding the metro back in DC

Olive, the Other Reindeer September 27 2013 04:24 AM

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Quote:

Finn wrote: (Post 8695573)
I used to amazed at how many of those could be found in hard to reach (or would require a lot of climbing on ledges,etc, while I was riding the metro back in DC

Yeah, you'd think that with that level of agility and climbing skill, some of these graffiti artists could find jobs as utility linemen or high ironworkers!

Owain Taggart October 3 2013 01:56 AM

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Spotted this one around town yesterday.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...psd9db4936.jpg

trekkiedane October 3 2013 11:23 AM

Re: Graffiti/Street Art
 
A friend showed me a shortcut through a small 'park' the other week:


http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4...ps666be513.jpg
"Bller der fler" ~hoodlums who feel.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4...ps24be2a84.jpg

I don't know who put this up, but they even left a whiteboard for the less artistically inclined taggers (including an eraser-bunny).

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4...ps712dfb3a.jpg


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