Monday, February 27, 2006

Graffiti Research Lab

Like any work of art, when graffiti is done well, it's a thing of beauty.

Now that the City of Toronto has heightened the bylaws under the Graffiti Abatement Program, I've been noticing more and more dreary patches of grey on the way into Union Station. All those colourful tags are being covered up by someone who clearly doesn't know how to handle a roller, and things are looking worse that they did 6 months ago. I usually like Mayor Miller, but I'm not convinced that this type of censorship (along with his anti-postering by-laws) will reduce crime.

Graffiti Research Lab's colourful answer to 'urban communication' is brilliant. Their LED Throwies video is a beautifully romantic approach to reclaiming public space. (Or, for something a little more punk rock, check out the Electro-Graph.) Let's hope this NYC idea catches on up here...

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:00 AM

    Greets to the webmaster of this wonderful site! Keep up the good work. Thanks.
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