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Monday, January 7, 2013

The Graffiti People Like, The Graffiti People Hate

Posted by on Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Two different maps demonstrate where the photos are taken, and where the complaints are made, about graffiti in New York. Where are Seattle's best and worst areas?

(Thanks, Hyperallergic.)


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Hernandez 1
Best: areas that are designated for it (like the Tubs building in the U-District), or public infrastructure with little or no aesthetic value - I really don't care if someone wants to tag an overpass, at least it breaks up the monotony of the gray concrete.

Worst: people's homes or businesses. Pointless and juvenile.
Posted by Hernandez on January 7, 2013 at 2:27 PM · Report this
It's all crap.
Posted by SPG on January 7, 2013 at 2:49 PM · Report this
Wicked Virgin 3
I haven't seen graffiti in Seattle that resembles anything above a preschooler's scribblings or useless tags that can be reproduced with an "edgy" graffiti font in Microsoft Word. We have some interesting murals, but those don't count as graffiti.
Posted by Wicked Virgin on January 7, 2013 at 2:50 PM · Report this
deerwhistle 4
"Spring Break UU" always improves my mood.
Posted by deerwhistle on January 7, 2013 at 4:46 PM · Report this
@3: That's mostly what I saw when I photographed graffiti on Broadway in 2006, and it's mostly what I see around here now.
Posted by Phil M http:// on January 7, 2013 at 6:00 PM · Report this
34x42 6
@3 has no idea where to look. but that's okay, it's not for you anyway

same @5
Posted by 34x42 on January 7, 2013 at 6:12 PM · Report this
@6: When I took that series, I walked both sides of Broadway between Roy and Pine or so. That was every single instance of graffiti I could find on that route.
Posted by Phil M http:// on January 7, 2013 at 6:20 PM · Report this
@3 and @5
For the most part I agree with you, although there are locations by the train tracks close to the viaduct where you can find some really beautiful, interesting Seattle graffiti.
Posted by jlr on January 7, 2013 at 6:59 PM · Report this
Wicked Virgin 9
@6 "Yeah, I know where the good graffiti is. It's okay, man. A lot of people just don't get it. You've probably never heard of the places where they are."

What's it like to be an exact representation of an Internet hipster meme?
Posted by Wicked Virgin on January 7, 2013 at 10:22 PM · Report this
Fnarf 10
I saw a giant "FARTZ" tag on an overpass in Bellevue, coming off 90 East onto 405 North. That was sweet. Surprising, too, because most people who can remember The Fartz are in walkers or wheelchairs now.
Posted by Fnarf on January 7, 2013 at 10:41 PM · Report this
This tag is in several Seattle parks.…
Posted by light_2000 on January 8, 2013 at 9:51 AM · Report this

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