Graffiti, revisited, 2011 – 2

February 2011

Graffiti on St Leonard's Hospital

Moving on from the colourful and often carefully planned type of wall decoration, with its self-defined (though fluid and variable) boundaries, we meet the inevitable scribbling and random tagging.

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Graffiti, revisited 2011 –1

February 2011

Graffiti on the cycle track to Selby

Personally, I don’t feel better about my world if I see a load of greyish concrete, and as far as I’m aware, grey concrete underpasses usually have no architectural merit. So if I’m cycling down one of the urban cycle tracks and see colourful embellishments of the more skilful variety covering a bit of grey concrete, I’m often cheered up, rather than offended. And I know I’m not alone.

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Clifton graffiti art

3 November 2006

Clifton graffit art – image 1 – view

There’s been colour on these walls down the side of Clifton Bingo for as long as I can remember. Every now and then, it changes. It’s just been repainted recently.

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Graffiti, 2004

Summer-autumn 2004

There’s been an anti-graffiti campaign locally inviting residents to ‘turn in a tagger’. This is obviously a controversial issue – it costs a lot to clean up graffiti, and much of it is an ugly mess. But some of it is colourful or witty and is found … More …