Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tagger's Church of St. John the Evangelist

On one side of the alley are some beautiful graffiti works. The other side of the alley is a church wall covered in tags. I'm told the church use to let people throw raves inside the church back in the 90s.

Bu5u NEK

15th street and Caledonia

Newspaper Outlines and something Fine (art)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Mayan writings and graffiti

I'm currently researching the Mayan's written language, and came across this quote from the excellent PBS documentary, Cracking the Mayan Code:

"Each time a Maya scribe wrote a given word or phrase, he could choose from a variety of signs and combine them in new ways. A sign could be written abstractly, or as the head of a human, animal or god. One sign could be slipped inside another, or partly overlapped. Two signs could join, merging their attributes. Glyphs even included figures of monsters and gods."

Arcade machine

In muddy waters, Valencia & 16th

Monday, January 19, 2009

Shepard Fairey in the news

Quick post, but:

* Check out Shepard Fairey's interview on the Jan 15th episode of the Colbert Report. Video should be available on comedy central's website. After he admitted to being busted for street-art crimes, Colbert pointed out that Obama is supported by Criminals ;-)

* Today is Martin Luther King Day, and the google homepage for today is a (sanctioned)
remix of a Fairey design from 2005. See the announcement and the google picture on obey-giant.com
See the original design 2005 design here

Do urban anarchists vote?

Newspaper clipping freedom fighter