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Old September 15 2013, 04:19 AM   #1
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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:



Next, there is this beautiful piece of surrealism which was down the block from my apartment. Sadly, it has since been painted over:


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:
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Old September 15 2013, 05:09 AM   #2
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Re: Graffiti/Street Art

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:





Burrard Street Bridge, Vancouver



Katovice, Poland


http://mudshark58.tumblr.com/post/57...encil-by-above London
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Old September 15 2013, 05:09 AM   #3
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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.
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Old September 15 2013, 05:11 AM   #4
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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.
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Old September 15 2013, 07:08 AM   #5
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M'Sharak wrote: View Post
. . . 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

Obviously a big Claes Oldenburg fan.
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Old September 15 2013, 10:03 AM   #6
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teacake has some fantastic shots of street art. I'm sure she'll be along soon
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Old September 15 2013, 11:14 AM   #7
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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

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

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Old September 15 2013, 01:48 PM   #8
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Re: Graffiti/Street Art

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

...and tags

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:


(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:


Though, as you can see, some graffiti-artist did have a comment to it
(Two more of the stoned Lada)
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Old September 15 2013, 08:43 PM   #9
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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...
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Old September 26 2013, 10:04 PM   #10
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This is some of my favorite graffiti, on the Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg bridge:

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Old September 26 2013, 10:09 PM   #11
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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.
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Old September 27 2013, 12:46 AM   #12
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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
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Old September 27 2013, 04:24 AM   #13
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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!
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Old October 3 2013, 01:56 AM   #14
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Spotted this one around town yesterday.

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Old October 3 2013, 11:23 AM   #15
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A friend showed me a shortcut through a small 'park' the other week:


The view as we entered through a short alley.


The view to our left.


"Bller der fler" ~hoodlums who feel.



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

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