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Reads tagged with “graffiti”

Walls Notebook: Unleash Your Inner Graffiti Artist
Walls Notebook: Unleash Your Inner Graffiti Artist

Marking your urban territory without fear of handcuffs, or how to partake in graffiti culture sans spray can.

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Urban Iran: A Rare Look at Iran’s Street Art Scene
Urban Iran: A Rare Look at Iran’s Street Art Scene

Presaging the Twitter revolution by way of graffiti.

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Inside Out Project: Street Artist JR’s $100K TED Prize
Inside Out Project: Street Artist JR’s $100K TED Prize

What the global importance of women has to do with favela murals and graffiti in Kibera.

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Facadeprinter: Graffiti Meets Paintball
Facadeprinter: Graffiti Meets Paintball

Automating anti-establishment, or what street art has to do with disaster relief.

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Street Art: From All Sides & Five Continents
Street Art: From All Sides & Five Continents

The urban anthropology of creativity, or why copyright law is a sad case study in swimming against the cultural current.

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7 Essential Books on Street Art
7 Essential Books on Street Art

What Japan’s manhole covers have to do with Brazil’s favelas and the timeless tradition of Arabic calligraphy.

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Arabic Graffiti: An Eastern Voice in the Global Street Art Dialogue
Arabic Graffiti: An Eastern Voice in the Global Street Art Dialogue

Diplomacy by way of street art, or what Gaza has to do with Banksy.

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Street Sketchbook: The Creative Process of Top Graffiti Artists
Street Sketchbook: The Creative Process of Top Graffiti Artists

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Drainspotting: Japan’s Unique Visual Subculture
Drainspotting: Japan’s Unique Visual Subculture

What dragons have to do with civic identity and geolocation scavenger hunts.

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Inflated Claims of Art
Inflated Claims of Art

Soundtrack to the sidewalk, subway zoo, and why the British tabloids insist on harassing a 65-year-old lady.

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