graffiti

Chalk Markers Let Kids Tag The World Without Breaking The Law

If you’re a well-known street artist who wants your legacy to live on through your kids, you’re going to want to get them comfortable with graffiti at a young age. Except that handing a three-year-old a can of spray paint or a thick indelible marker is a terrible idea. They need to hone their skills with something considerably less permanent — like this marker-shaped piece of chalk for making graffiti that’s only temporary.


This Nifty Tool Turns Google Street View Into A Graffiti Time Machine

Graffiti may be ephemeral, but then there’s Google Street View with its all-seeing camera. Inspired by Google’s recent to move to let users go back in time in Street View, Brian Foo at the New York Public Library Labs thought he could make us look at street graffiti from a new perspective — through time.


The Coolest Paintings From Google's Project To Immortalise Street Art

Street art is mutable by definition. But Google Street View, the archiver of all worldly street-borne phenomena from gentrification to wildlife, wants to change that with its Google Street Art Project — an archival website of the world’s street art from Buenos Ares to Atlanta.


The Science Of Removing Graffiti From A Priceless Work Of Art

In late 2012, a vandal approached a painting by Mark Rothko hanging in London’s Tate Modern, and scrawled it with graffiti. It took the Tate over nine months of work to successfully restore the painting before it went back on display last week. This video shows the amazing science and craft that went into the job.


This Seems Like The Hardest Way To Make An Animated GIF

Video: Street artist INSA mixes graffiti and animation and calls it GIF-iti. He thinks big and doesn’t shirk, producing multiple super sized wall filling works which he digitises and repeatedly overpaints, rendering the results. Street art is by its nature temporal but INSA’s work will last forever — or at least until they pull the plug on the web.


Melbourne Train Vandals Are Sabotaging Signals In Daring Raids

Graffiti is an interesting pendulum swing. On the one hand, it can be incredibly beautiful and detailed. On the other, it’s mindless tagging that can be a blight on a city. Vandals looking to tag Melbourne’s train carriages are finding more and more daring ways of getting the job done, attacking signal points and train infrastructure to execute daring raids.


Spray-Painting Graffiti Drone Not Nearly As Effective As You'd Think

Robots may be taking our jobs throughout agriculture and industry, but the the duty of defacing architecture is likely to remain in the hands of humans for the immediate future if this semi-autonomous spray-paint drone is any evidence.


Watch Photographer Capture Accidental Art Of Graffiti

Street photography is tasked with capturing the fleeting beauty of the city. Photographer Mick Victor looks closer and finds vibrant abstraction in the graffiti-strewn walls of Los Angeles.


Tour A Secret Art Show Inside A Condemned NYC Apartment Building

Last week, as New York City suffered through blistering cold temperatures, 43 street artists were secretly painting three entire floors of a soon-to-be-demolished apartment building. We got to visit during an exclusive, two-hour show on Friday night.


This Innocuous Briefcase Lets You Stealthily Graffiti City Streets

Nothing builds up your street cred like some strategically placed graffiti. The problem is, unless you’re out tagging in the middle of the night, you’re at risk of getting caught in the act. And for an artist like Bob Partington, who works in the medium of spray paint and public property, that’s a problem — so he created this incognito graffiti briefcase that lets him leave tags without anyone realising it.