by Laurie Riihimaki For years, graffiti artists and muralists have taken over the bleak bricks and gray-cemented buildings of Bushwick and beyond to celebrate the culture of the city while also shedding light on current political, economic, and societal issues – striking on important conversations. These murals are not only
The taggers not only painted over the robot’s mural, they did it with the tech companies own paint.
You know what is a proven and effective graffiti deterrent? Street art. You can spend millions of dollars on anti-graffiti task forces and cleanup crews, but if you really want taggers to leave a wall alone, your best bet is to pay a local artist a few thousand bucks to paint
Hidden East Bay Wonders brings you everything weird, whimsical and wonderful in the East Bay. This time, we bring you the Albany Bulb. Jutting into the waters of the San Francisco Bay, what began in 1963 as a massive landfill for construction debris and trash is today one of California’s
Using ‘Art as Direct Action’ residents of the Upper Haight removed a swastika from the streets of San Francisco
I have been writing my name on shit since I was in high school. Nothing particularly inspired, mostly text but sometimes I do some stencil work. By and large I tend to identify as a garden variety vandal, not an artist. My awkward fumbling in the world of graffiti grant
A native New Yorker explores his city’s subway system, a dazzling subterranean maze that includes 600 miles of active tracks, abandoned sections, and disused stations. Only a handful of workers, daring explorers and graffiti writers have experienced the full scope of the New York subway system; now, authors Matthew Litwack and JURNE reveal
The 1:AM Gallery’s Graffiti Classes are Brilliantly Selling San Francisco’s Authenticity to the Exact People Who Are Ruining it
I was gonna jokingly say “There’s nothing more gangster than finance” but realized it’s actually true in terms of world economics The folks over at the 1:AM Gallery are absolute geniuses. Levi Strauss saw that the way to capitalize on the original gold rush was to outfit the people working the mines.