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    • CommentAuthorjohnmuth
    • CommentTimeMay 17th 2008
    Yeah, that's interesting. And a point that I was actually going to make before how street art isn't necessarily meant to be a permanent fixture. The game is tag it, it gets painted over (by whoever) then you retag it again. Sort of like a never-ending canvas. **Which is something else that they kind of cover in that link..**
    • CommentTimeMay 17th 2008
    tooth decay

    @johnmuth. There is a sense of game liked-ness to it.

    This person responsible for this above tag (i called him johnny toothdecay, if only because i don't know who he is.) throws stuff up in my neighbourhood all the time, posters, tags, cardboard images stapled to telephone poles. They get torn down he throws up a new one. I've been living here for about 2 months now and I've captured easily over a hundred of them.
    • CommentAuthorjohnmuth
    • CommentTimeMay 17th 2008
    Oh totally...even if unspoken. There was a guy in Pittsburgh, MOOK, who became one of the city's most wanted, because he was doing things like climbing to the tops of bridges and tagging them there and all kinds of things. There was a task force (possibly being one or two people...who knows) that was assigned to trying to catch him, and they eventually did and he was some like 21 year old kid...They busted him.

    Every now and then a new MOOK tag will show up, and who knows if it's him or copycats.
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    There was/is also BORF in DC.
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    What? No love for Banksy? What up with that?

    Personal Banksy faves:
    Those last three are all on the Israeli barrier wall surrounding the West Bank.
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2008
    The thing with MUTO is it's not exactly street art, it's video art. If it was a static piece that covered a whole wall, it'd get tagged over in no time, but the whole way it's done neatly sidesteps any possible cover-up retaliation because there's nothing really left to cover up. Sure he's probably still annoying some of the taggers he covered over, but street art is by definition ephemeral and unprotected, get over it.

    I've long been a fan of Toronto stencil artist / blogger Poster Child
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2008 edited
    The genius of Julian Beever's perspective pavement art

    Here's a taste...

    And here's what I mean by perspective:
    Right-side up

    Wrong-side up
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    Thanks for posting that Julian Beever stuff. I always wanted to know what his stuff actually looks like in person from other angles.
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    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2008

    No's some more...hope this isn't overdoing it...

    From correct viewing point

    And the other side