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Dope article about dope community mural project in DC

“We decided that just painting over [graffiti] with one color was not the answer,”

This article just seems hard to believe. Maybe someday more cities will be like this. Don’t screw it up DC!

Vandal Squad: Inside the New York City Transit Police Department, 1984-2004

Panel Discussion to support the Vandal Squad book
Joseph Rivera, Author
Lieutenant Steven Mona, former Comanding Officer
Ken Chiuli, OG VS Lieutenant
Ellis G, Street Artist
Moderated by Stern Rockwell, Streets Are Saying Things
Thursday, March 19, 2009 7-9pm The powerHouse Arena,

West Bank graffiti artists write on the Isreali wall

Political Freights

Just Seeds posted some really hot “political” freight graffiti. I use the quotes, because they aren’t really all that deep. It’s interesting that they admire these, but then have a ranting post about Shepard Fairey‘s lack of dialogue in his work. They seem to come out on the same side as me, enjoy the work for what it is (not much politically).

Shepard Fairey interview on Boston Globe

Apparently Boston is angry that Shepard Fairey, a street artist (can’t call him a writer, now can we) would create his art in THEIR streets!

Shepard Fairey arrested

We’re just giving lots of love to the LA Times today for their article on the Shepard Fairey arrest.

Graf from Gaza

Photographer Mark Seager took photos of graffiti in Gaza during the Intifada in 2001 and again in 2003 after the US invaded Iraq. There are some skilled writers over there.

I just hope that there is someday Peace in the Middle East.

Go Obama

Bush on the Rocks

Naugatuck looks to build 75-foot-long graffiti wall

This is incredible! Sponsored by local businesses.

NAUGATUCK — Borough officials and police officers soon will be working to promote graffiti.

Mayor Mike Bronko is teaming up with police officers and local youth to design a graffiti wall that would allow spray paint artists to show their skills without fear of being arrested.

The borough is looking to build an 8-foot-tall, 75-foot-long graffiti wall near the skateboard park at Linden Park in the Union City section. Bronko said the project could cost from $5,000 to $10,000, and local businesses have said they will donate to the project. The borough also would seek funding from the state Office of Policy and Management’s police and youth program to offset the cost.

From the Republican-American.

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