Graffiti/Street Art

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  1. thestrangequark

    thestrangequark Admiral Admiral

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    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:

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

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  3. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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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.
     
  4. Ríu ríu chíu

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    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:
     
  5. scotpens

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    Obviously a big Claes Oldenburg fan.
     
  6. lurok

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    teacake has some fantastic shots of street art. I'm sure she'll be along soon :)
     
  7. Fruitcake

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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 :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 :)

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  8. trekkiedane

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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:

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    (painted plywood and plastic ducks)​

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

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

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    Though, as you can see, some graffiti-artist did have a comment to it :p
    (Two more of the stoned Lada)
     
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  9. publiusr

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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...
     
  10. thestrangequark

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    This is some of my favorite graffiti, on the Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg bridge:

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  11. Emher

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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.
     
  12. Finngle Bells

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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
     
  13. scotpens

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    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!
     
  14. Owain Taggart

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    Spotted this one around town yesterday.

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  15. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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    A friend showed me a shortcut through a small 'park' the other week:

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    The view as we entered through a short alley.

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    The view to our left.​

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    "Bøller der føler" ~hoodlums who feel.

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    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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  16. Fruitcake

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    So finally did some non blog pics.. these are of Hosier Lane (Melbourne, Australia), an area of several interconnected cobblestone laneways it is legal to paint in. Personally I prefer the illegal backways of Fitzroy and Richmond for street art but this is where I was the other day.

    You have pay close attention here, full of nooks and crannies and commentary..

    Sweeping view of one wall..


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    See that little rectangle where a brick fell out..

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    If you peer inside you find..


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    Here's another wall with many messages waaaay up high..

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    And a close up of one of them..


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    Movida Next Door opens onto the alley.. and the temptation of tapas and drinks
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    The graffiti goes up very high and also paints the ground white..

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    And here's your bonus pic of the city center with Flinder's Street, our major train station in the center (the domed building). The graffiti pics are a 2 minute walk from this off the street going to the right.

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