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The Reverse Graffiti Project

06.20.08   |   Posted in: Art & Design   |   By: Kellis Landrum
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We’ve seen some reverse tags here in LA along the 110 north just before the 5 north exit but never anything quite like this. When we first saw reverese graffiti it really stuck it gave us quite a chuckle. The word graffiti implies vandalism, where as this kind of work comes close to using graffiti as a vehicle for urban renwal, and there something very punk rock about that idea.

Paul “Moose” Curtis using stencils and pressurized water to make make art on walls in downtown San Francisco. This could be done in almost any urban area, and we’re sure canvases abound in every city around the world. The stark contrast brought about by Curtis simply cleaning a wall is astounding when you realize the wall’s true color. We think this is an idea we’ll see a lot more of in the future.

2 Responses to “The Reverse Graffiti Project”

  1. chris Says:

    really fresh art concept — but my man should have made this famous before he cashed in to clorox.

  2. Alex Jones Says:

    seems like there could be a legal advantage to this style of graffiti. i mean could you really get arrested for selective graffiti removal? it doesn’t sound like vandalism to clean something.

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