While the gum wall draws the tourists (?), the more interesting thing is behind them… it’s almost a showcase of great street stuff. Every single time, something new and great to look at.
I think the districts we were in were too upscale to have much street art. What we did see, however, was often very sly.
Here’s a good looking mural from down in Pioneer Square
The street art in Buenos Aires is the best I’ve seen.
Here’s a stencil down in tony Madison Valley. No idea how long it’s been there.
Given the recent craptastic bout of Anarchist spray can screeds around the Central District, it was refreshing to see this stunning wheat paste down on 8th and Jackson.
I fund my bicycling adventures by helping companies clearly present information on the web. So it was with particular relish that I spent so much time parsing clues from the many maps we saw through out our travels.
With surprisingly little graffiti in Jerusalem, the Arabic Quarter of the Old City was filled with religious stencils.
Tagged, stenciled and pasted, the streets of Tel Aviv are full of art or blight depending on how you feel about such things.
Wall at 7th and Flatbush, Brooklyn. This is my kind of project.
Whoever put these giant stickers along the bicycle path to West Seattle deserves a grant.
Stencilers, in their exuberance, miss the point and like most taggers, mark what they can get away with, not considering the wit of the location. It is essential if a stencil is to work as art.