Posts tagged "graffiti"

10 Great Chicago Street Artists, To Demonstrate That Street Art Isn’t Just Banksy

You know who I’m really bored with? BANKSY. It’s not that he’s done anything wrong, or objectionable, or boring; it's not that he hasn’t maintained a high quality of work; it’s that whenever I tell someone I photograph street art, they say, “Oh! Like Banksy?” And the discretion it takes for me not to…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 16, 2015

16 Pieces Of Advice From The Women’s Bathroom At This Café

I don't know what inspires people to not just graffiti bathroom walls, but actually write commands. And it's ubiquitous -- at least half of what you'll read in any bathroom is a command of some sort. Bathroom graffiti-ers know that you've got nothing else to look at while you're on the john (I mean, presumably),…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 27, 2014

Feminist Graffiti Is The Best Kind Of Graffiti

Street artist Starchild Stela is not your run-of-the-mill graffiti enthusiast. She's using her can of spraypaint to make feminist statements and "spread out radical cute culture." This "Cats Against Catcalls" piece is a prime example of her aesthetic. Love. It. Check out more of her amazing art on her Facebook page. [Via…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 16, 2014

Banksy’s Back! Check Out His New Work

Everyone's favorite graffiti artist Banksy announced his month-long NYC residency on Instagram a couple days ago, and his subversive and witty take on street art has been popping up in all sorts of places from Chinatown to the West Side. Yesterday, he headed over to Brooklyn, where he added some…
By: Megan Reynolds / October 5, 2013

#LoveVandal: Post Your Photos Of Love Graffiti To Twitter And Instagram!

Have you seen graffiti that's kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? In honor of Valentine's Day, we're reviving Love Vandal, in which we feature reader photos of love-inspired graffiti around the world. The next time you see a sweet message scrawled in a bathroom stall, lovers' initials written or carved o…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 14, 2013

The Best “Law & Order” Ancillary Character Ever

Okay, so maybe over the holiday weekend I got waylaid by a "Law & Order: SVU" marathon. The plot of this particular episode is sort of beside the point, but I'll tell you anyway -- it's a ripped-from-the-headlines story abut a bunch of girls who make a pregnancy pact and a crazy mother (played by…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 3, 2013

A Real Life Bonnie & Clyde: Kissing Couple Refuses To Give Their Identity

When Mo Gelber took an impromptu photo of the couple being hauled off by the cops a few weeks ago, he didn't think much of it. Then he entered the photo in a contest run by Ron Howard, and got pretty far. But! He needed the couple in the picture to sign a release allowing…
By: Julie Gerstein / September 7, 2012

A Death-Defying Graffiti Proposal Comes True

Drew met Chelsea when his band, Drew and the Medicinal Pen, came through Perth, Australia. Chelsea wasn't supposed to be working that night, and she had just broken up with a long-term boyfriend that day, but the connection between the two was clear. After years of writing letters and swapping tapes, Chelsea moved to Brookly…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 20, 2012

Shakespeare In Spray Paint And Other Literary Graffiti

Who knew the combination of spray paint and prominent literary figures would be so delightful? Flavorwire tracked down the best examples of literary street art, including a Robert Frost quote on a London street and a Sylvia Plath portrait in Portland. More of our favorites, after the jump... [Flavorwire]…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 4, 2012

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Dave?

I found this graffiti on a building in my neighborhood over the weekend. I wonder, does Dave live there? Or was Dave's girlfriend just trying to work out her relationship problems out loud, on the side of a building? Most of us just change our Facebook statuses...
By: Julie Gerstein / September 19, 2011

Pippa Middleton’s Posterior Leads To Vandalism

Oopsies. This Peugeot with some very interesting graffiti was spotted driving in the UK last week. Apparently, not everyone is so into the Pippa Middleton worship of late.
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 16, 2011

Phone Home, I Will

Check out this awesome wall graffiti in NYC featuring ET and Yoda on a prom date from the Wooster Collective. [BuzzFeed] Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send your pic to tips@thefrisky.com.
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 12, 2010

Princess Hijab, The French Graffiti Artist Who Draws Burqas On Subway Ads

This short film follows Princess Hijab, a graffiti artist who skulks around the Parisian subway system, scribbling burqas on commercial advertising with a black Sharpie. The Princess appears to be a woman, but like other street artists (Banksy, for example), the true identity is unknown to protect her from police.
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 17, 2010

I’ve Got A Chewy Center

Reader Audrey spotted this heartfelt plea on the sidewalk in Edinburgh, U.K. Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send your pic to {encode="tips@thefrisky.com" title="tips@thefrisky.com"}.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 22, 2010

This Sentiment Isn’t For Sale

Reader Ashley took this photo in north Florida, writing: "Snapped this on the way home today. Even in the middle of nowhere love still thrives!" Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send your pic to {encode="tips@thefrisky.com" title="tips@thefrisky.com"}.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 15, 2010

Love Vandal: Sweet Embrace

Reader Shannon snapped this photo from her car (eyes on the road, please!): "I was driving to work today in San Francisco and snapped this pic from my car. It was a good way to start the morning! Sorry it's a tiny bit blurred, but you can see it's definitely a sweet embrace." Have you…
By: Catherine Strawn / June 8, 2010

Love Vandal: The Stages Of Romance

Reader Erin snapped this in Breckenridge, CO: "It made me a little bit sad, because it is true. I was in Breckenridge to hang out with a boy who I've passed through the "lover, love, loved" cycle with already, and after three years of not speaking, we are moving through these stages again. Hopefully I…
By: Catherine Strawn / June 6, 2010

Love Vandal: This Way To Your Soul Mate

Reader Jillian snapped this photo in Jerusalem last week and said, "There may not be peace in Jerusalem, but at least there's love." Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send your pic to tips@thefrisky.com.
By: Catherine Strawn / June 1, 2010

Love Vandal: Repeat As Needed

Reader Xiaofan snapped this repeated sentiment in Nassau, Bahamas. Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send your pic to tips@thefrisky.com.
By: Catherine Strawn / May 30, 2010

Love Vandal: White Out

Reader Janessa snapped this photo down the street from her house: "It's on the side of an industrial building. I especially like how they used the hearts to cover up the graffiti." Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send your pic to tips@thefrisky.com.
By: Catherine Strawn / May 25, 2010
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