Tag Archives: graffiti

Wheatpasting, flyering, public art, and other forms of communication that are illegal in Ypsilanti

I guess, because I’ve written about the fuzzy line separating street art and vandalism before, I received a letter a few days ago from a local designer asking about the legality of wheatpasting – the act of affixing artwork or posters to walls and other structures with flour paste. Here’s his note. I’ve been trying […]

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Hate speech, or the work of a gay hobo… You decide

The paint, or chalk, or whatever it was, is almost gone now, but, a week or so ago, someone wrote “LGBT” on the sidewalk in front of my house. I’m still not sure what to make it of it, but here are a few theories that I’ve considered, starting with ones that I think are […]

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Ypsilanti welcomes and encourages you…

Somehow graffiti doesn’t bother me as much when it’s optimistic, empowering and correctly spelled… And this struck me as particularly nice this morning, as Arlo and I were walking through Riverside Park, discussing his first day at nursery school… Lots of potential indeed.

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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Zach Pollock

A few days ago, I posted an interview I did with an author by the name of Ted McClelland, who has written extensively about the emmigration of young professionals from Michigan to Chicago. To sum up our conversation in one sentence, McClelland believes that we have little hope of keeping bright, young people here in […]

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Graffiti at the Ladies Literary Club

Walking by Ypsi’s historic Ladies Literary Club building this afternoon, I noticed that someone had tagged the front. As I hadn’t noticed it an hour or so earlier, when I’d first passed, I knocked on the door to see if everything was alright. I noticed a person peaking at me through the window, and I […]

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