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Grime Writer – new tool for cleaning up while tagging

Grime Writer is a special chunky marker pen that can be filled with cleaning solution, and used to create art on a canvas of filth. Use it to tag your dirty vehicles & windows, or to transform dirt into artistic expression.

The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal

The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal (excerpt) – 2001 6 minutes / 12.4MB
From Rodeo Film Company


Somehow I just found this flickr pool (thanks to this post on seesaw design factories blog) and it reminded me of a conversation I had with KR way back in SF. He had been working on solvents that removed the buff people put on his tags and throw-ups. So once a tag got buffed, he’d go back and remove the buff and he talked about it as an archival technique. It seemed important for future archeologists to be able to remove the layers of bucket paint from the important tags and pieces that lay below without damaging the original art.