June 30, 2004

Reverse Graffiti and this strange world of ours

So this guy comes up with a really inventive idea. Instead of spray-painting his tags onto a wall, he makes a stencil, places it over the existing graffiti painted on a wall, and applies solvent to remove the previous graffiti in the shape of his artwork.

The Yorkshire graffiti artist known universally as Moose has what he believes is a cast-iron defence against accusations of urban vandalism.

He has devised a brand of street art which not only livens up city streets, but removes grime in the process. His method is to take any dirty inner-city wall or pavement, place a template over it and scrub the concrete clean, revealing an image as sharp as any spray paint which fades with time.

This apparently make a distinctive and easy-to-see shape on the wall.

Of course, THE MAN doesn't like this. So...

Much to the indignation of the artist's corporate clients, Leeds City Council demanded the "clean-up" of a piece of graffiti...

But, how can he clean it up, since he didn't put anything on the wall.

Life in the 21st Century.

Posted by jackhodgson at June 30, 2004 06:41 PM