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Eyebeam’s Graffiti Research Lab has won an

posted by Jason Kottke   May 30, 2006

Eyebeam’s Graffiti Research Lab has won an Award of Distinction at Ars Electronica 2006. Congrats, guys!

Set of photos depicting NYC in the 80

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 24, 2006

Set of photos depicting NYC in the 80s. Everytime I see pictures of subway cars covered with graffiti, I marvel at how clean the cars are now.

Nevermind…the video is fake. This is

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 18, 2006

Nevermind…the video is fake. This is one of the most insane things I’ve ever seen….graffiti artist/entrepreneur Marc Ecko tagged Air Force One. The US govt can’t even effectively guard the President’s plane…how does Homeland Security expect to do it with all commercial passenger airplanes? (via airbag)

Even native New Yorkers are often disoriented

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 29, 2006

Even native New Yorkers are often disoriented when exiting subway stations, so why doesn’t the MTA print a little direction indicator on the pavement near the exits? Better yet, download the stencils provided here and let’s do it ourselves.

“If you see something suspicious, welcome to

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 24, 2006

“If you see something suspicious, welcome to how New York got started.” (via gothamist)

Conference sketches

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 18, 2005

At the beginning of the conference, sketchbooks were distributed to every attendee. We were urged to sketch our thoughts during the sessions & panels in our books and then tape the results onto the Sketch Wall in the Design Fair. As I was too busy typing into my virtual sketchbook (plus, I can’t draw), I left the drawing to others, but I did head down to the Design Fair to see what other attendees had done. Here’s a couple I found interesting:

Juan Enriquez

More cowbell

In addition to the sketches, the wall was also being utilized more generally for graffiti, both written (with marker and paint) and created with the tape used to fasten the sketches to the wall. Here’s a favorite bit of tape graffiti (tapeffiti?):

I [heart] undo

That would make a great tshirt.

Going all city is graffiti slang for

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 17, 2005

Going all city is graffiti slang for putting your graffiti on trains in all five boroughs of NYC.

Cool “drips” graffiti seen in NYC.

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 08, 2005

Cool “drips” graffiti seen in NYC.

“Graffiti Taxonomy presents isolated letters from various

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 10, 2005

“Graffiti Taxonomy presents isolated letters from various graffiti tags, reproduced in similar scales and at close proximity”. “The intent of these studies is to show the diversity of styles as expressed in a single character.”

A street sculpture by REVS was recently

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 05, 2005

A street sculpture by REVS was recently stolen in my neighborhood.

Wow, how to make moss graffiti

posted by Jason Kottke   May 02, 2005

Wow, how to make moss graffiti. “Soon the bits of blended moss should begin to re-couperate into a whole rooted plant - maintaining your chosen design before eventually colonising the whole area.” Again, wow!

Street art legend Revs is back, but

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 21, 2005

Street art legend Revs is back, but this time he’s (almost) legal and working with iron sculpture. I’ve seen a bunch of his work in Dumbo.