New York!

NY, the birth place of graffiti has an awesome attitude. A writer was tagging a water tower and the police deployed an entire army, OK not really but a dozen police officers to catch him. Followed by an hours-long stand off even a chopper was called in. The neighbours commented “So much police for such…

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Unofficial Banksy

A Banksy exhibition was called off as it didn’t contain enough authentic works of the artist. First of all, Banksy has stated that many exhibitions around the world are un-official without his consent.  Second, the exhibition had many recreations and due to the massive complaints by the visitors the organizers were cornered to refund them.…

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A wall for all!

Another report on harm reduction for graffiti. In Massachusetts, USA, this so called Graffiti Alley which is about 24 m long is for free of use for all writers, except when the nearby shop is open and other certain hours. Making the wall a tourist landmark for people to visit to see the graffs and…

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A wall for everybody

Speaking of harm reducing approach, landlord Lien in Regina, Canada had a long persistent thorny problem of unwanted graffiti on his building so instead he decided to offer a wall to everybody without questions. “No hate speech, no gang tags, no racism. I tell everyone keep it positive. Make a plan and do something you…

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The future of vandalism

Augmented reality (AR) technologies develop and tech giants are racing towards AR glasses and other products that render them closer to our everyday lives. Propelled by the advancement in crafty tracking and publicity technologies we may only be a decade away (or not even) from seeing AR adverts on the streets and building without any…

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