In Street Messages, German photographer Nicholas Ganz compiles photographs of messages in public spaces, illustrating the literary side of the global street art movement—he calls it “a new, modern form of poetry.” Slate provides a sampling of some of the powerful images from the book....more
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London authorities are bent on making sure that the Olympics Games will proceed without a hitch.
Their strategies include arresting people who they think may pose a threat to that smoothness, in advance, before any crimes are committed. Four men, aged between 18 and 38, have been arrested “on suspicion of conspiracy to commit criminal damage” and “on suspicion of incitement to commit criminal damage,” according to The Guardian....more
21-year-old student Jesse Graves started putting up graffiti to promote environmental awareness nearly two years ago, and has never been harassed or arrested. Many of his pieces remain intact on walls around the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus....more
A subdivision of the spray-can Graffit isubversion is stenciling. Requiring less skill and less time, stencil artists simply put down a piece of paper with text or images carefully removed, and lay down a coat of paint. This offshoot of graffiti is the focus of Russell Howze’s latest book, Stencil Nation....more