This is a very clever and amusing photo series that documents one wall in the UK that saw various graffiti, street art and graffiti abatement over a period of one year. The Street Artist is have a virtual dialog with the city graffiti abatement officer and uses stencils to prod, inquire and test the rules for how the city is supposed to clean up graffiti. Worth the look.
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Flagstaff, Arizona - The City of Flagstaff Arizona is fed up with graffiti tagging. Without a city funded graffiti abatement program, the City is organizing volunteers to help remove graffiti. A small core of dedicated volunteers is already making an impact and more volunteers are applying daily.
"We'll try to keep this going for years by using volunteers instead of the spotty coverage we've done using dedicated groups. "We're purposely going slow. We're not trying to sign up 700 volunteers in one week. We're looking to grow responsibly, said Code Compliance Officer Tom Boughner
More at AZDailySun.com
With the hope of reducing the amount of graffiti tagging, the City of West Dallas has designated a “free wall” for graffiti artists. Located on an abandoned warehouse, this sanctioned graffiti wall is the first of seven walls planned to be designated throughout the city over the next few years.
Assistant Chief Randall Blankenbaker said, “We hope you will not only display your talents here, but make your influence on
younger artists to do this in a way that is legal.”
The City currently receives approximately 60 graffiti reports per month. Only time will tell if this Graffiti Free Wall experiment will increase or decrease the total amount of tagging.
More detail at Dallas Morning News.
From Clean City Innovation Graffiti Watch