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Updated: Write4Gold 2007-2008 venues

In August 2007 Write4Gold crew will continue with the official Write4Gold qualifyings, starting off with overseas events in the U.S., China, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The winners of those events are qualified for the next Word Finals in July 2008. New events in Europe are scheduled for spring 2008, in 16 countries across […]

Graffiti: Discontents Under Pressure

I found today an excellent graffiti essay that was put online by Roy Christopher. Some paragraphs of the article: One of the major things that differentiates the human species from all other species on Earth is our ability to externalize subjective memory. To write things down. To store and exchange ideas outside of our brains. […]

Banksy wall was sold: £208,100

The Banksy piece of wall I was talking about earlier this month finally sold for the incredible sum of £208,100 (275,750 euros, 407,000 dollars) on Monday, according to the results of the eBay auction. The sale on the Internet auction site attracted 69 bids, and the buyer now faces the additional charge of moving the […]

The house of Shakespeare’s Juliet is undergoing a clean-up

Thousands of notes and messages left on the walls of Juliet’s house by star-crossed lovers are to be removed in a week long £100,000 clean up operation officials have announced The spring clean will mean the house – which is the second most popular tourist attraction in Italy after the Vatican Museums and visited by […]

Graffiti to boost road safety

Mayor of London Ken Livingstone is trying his hand at “reverse graffiti” for a shock campaign to reduce teenage deaths and injuries on the roads around Christmas. “Every day a teenager is involved in a road accident in London”, he warns. So his Transport for London authority has launched a Don’t Die Before You’ve Lived […]

Petition to organize and build a graffiti wall in every town

A petition to organize and build a graffiti wall in every town was put up on a government site in UK by a guy named Paul Slater. If the government built a legal graffiti wall in every town, where anyone is aloud to spray graffiti, it would cut down the amount of illegal graffiti in […]

Historic graffiti wall discovered

Real estate developers in NYC have discovered a historic graffiti wall end of November. Developer Mike Namer points to a detail on a graffiti wall with drawings by original graffiti subway artists Fab Five Freddy, Futura 2000 and some traces by Jean-Michel Basquiat Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, in New York. The large mural, created by […]

$350 Fine, $3200 in restitution and 18 months probation :/

A 19-year-old graffiti artist who was arrested in September for spray painting the likeness of Johnny Cash on several Salt Lake City and Sugar House businesses was sentenced Monday. Tyler James Olsen was ordered to pay a $350 fine and $3,200 in restitution and was put on 18 months probation. Judge Randall Skanchy also sentenced […]

H2O implineste 4 ani!

Vineri, 7 Decembrie 2007, echipa H2O te asteapta sa sarbatoriti impreuna 4 ani de sport extrem cu un eveniment in stilul lor special: un jam session de bmx, skate si role, muzica si party. Intre orele 17 si 23, H2O pune stapanire pe strada Bacani-Blanari si o transforma pentru o seara intr-un spatiu guvernat de […]

6-Year-Old Girl Facing $300 Fine for Graffiti Chalk Drawing

I just discovered today a somehow old article from The Brooklyn Paper. It is called ‘New face of vandalism?’ It is about a 6 years old girl who did what any normal kid does: she draw a picture with common sidewalk chalk. But no … the state forces don’t agree with us: “Please remove the […]