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Mind-Melting Graffiti Makes This Concrete Support Look Invisible

The whole point of graffiti is to get people to look at your artwork, and remember your tag. But a new piece by a graffiti artist in the Czech Republic does more than just catch your eye, it leaves you wondering how they made this massive concrete support appear partially invisible. Read More >>

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How Maths Geeks Almost Doxxed Banksy

Describing graffiti as a “minor terrorism-related act,” researchers from Queen Mary University of London have used a technique developed for crime-fighting to tag the identity of a Banksy, a highly prolific but secretive street artist. The system could thwart more serious crimes, but its use in outing an anonymous artist shows the potential for abuse. Read More >>

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Banksy’s Latest Artwork is a Fancy Link to a YouTube Clip

Mystery graffitist Banksy has confirmed that he created the new Les Mis-inspired artwork outside London’s French embassy. The piece appeared yesterday, and shows that little girl from the posters crying as tear gas billows up towards her face. It's the artist’s latest criticism of Europe’s handling of the refugee crisis. Read More >>

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Computer-Controlled Spray Paint Lets You Print Graffiti 

Have you always wanted to leave your mark on buildings, cars, and overpasses but were too self-conscious of your non-existent graffiti skills? The SprayPrinter is a clip-on accessory that turns cans of spray paint into handheld dot matrix printers that can perfectly reproduce almost any design. Read More >>

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The Secret Colour-Coded Language of Graffiti Abatement

More than anything else in our cities, graffiti and its removal creates a dynamic, ongoing visual conversation that plays out across pretty much every urban surface. Over at Medium's Re:Form, Ian Besler investigates the process with Los Angeles's graffiti abatement programme, which removed one square mile of graffiti from LA's streets in 2014. Read More >>

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Amazing Graffiti Bring Old Buildings to Life

Graffiti artist Nikita Nomerz travels around Russia with a cool project called The Living Wall,where he brings old architectonical structures to life by painting playful human faces, eyes and hands on them. Read More >>

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Is Banksy a Woman? Watch This Documentary and See What You Think

As bored as you might be with the breathless coverage of Banksy and his "takeover of New York," there might be one reason to try and catch Banksy Takes New York, the HBO documentary on the street artist if you can. Over at CityLab, Kriston Capps has an intriguing theory after watching the film: Banksy is a probably a woman. Read More >>

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This Nifty Tool Turns Google Street View Into a Graffiti Time Machine

Graffiti may be ephemeral, but then there's Google Street View with its all-seeing camera. Inspired by Google's recent move to let users go back in time in Street View, Brian Foo at the New York Public Library Labs thought he could make us look at street graffiti from a new perspective—through time. Read More >>

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A Rare Look at the Graffiti-Covered History of NYC’s Subway

In just about every movie set in New York City in the 1970s and '80s there's an establishing shot with a graffiti-covered subway. Read More >>

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The Science of Removing Graffiti From a Priceless Work of Art

In the Autumn of 2012, a vandal approached a painting by Mark Rothko hanging in London's Tate Modern, and scrawled it with graffiti. It took the Tate over nine months of work to successfully restore the painting before it went back on display last week. This video shows the amazing science and craft that went into the job. Read More >>

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Spray-Painting Graffiti Drone Not Nearly as Effective as You’d Think

Robots may be taking our jobs throughout agriculture and industry, but the the duty of defacing architecture is likely to remain in the hands of humans for the immediate future if this semi-autonomous spray-paint drone is any evidence. Read More >>

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Nun Goes Nuclear in Bizarre Weapons Facility Blood & God Protest

84-year-old nun Sister Megan Rice got herself a 35-month jail sentence in the US, after she was found guilty of breaking into a nuclear weapons storage plant and daubing it with religious messages. And, belying the traditional image of the polite nun, she spread human blood around the place too. Read More >>

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If a Graffiti Printer Writes With Sand is it Still Really Vandalism?

Gijs van Bon's Skryf machine is far from the world's first automatic graffiti machine. But it could be the first that won't have law enforcement ready to throw the cuffs on him. That's because the self-propelled device uses a modified CNC milling machine to 'print' messages on the ground using nothing but harmless sand. Read More >>

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Tour a Secret Art Show Inside a Condemned NYC Apartment Building

Last week, as New York City suffered through blistering cold temperatures, 43 street artists were secretly painting three entire floors of a soon-to-be-demolished apartment building. We got to visit during an exclusive, two-hour show on Friday night. Read More >>

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7 Street Art Stencils That Interact With Their Surroundings

Paris-based street artist ABOVE is known for weaving stencil paintings into the surrounding streetscape to create images that border on optical illusions. Traveling the world to make art that comments on social and political issues, ABOVE keeps an eye out for situations where real world and painted image can interact, with results that are playful, head-scratching and haunting. Read More >>