Tag Archives: street art

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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OK, so I guess it’s called yarn bombing

In the past three days, I’ve seen two local examples of what I think are knitted graffiti, or, to use the terminology of the vandals, “yarn bombing.” One was on the back deck of Ypsi’s Cafe Luwak. The other, featured in the following video clip, was on a fence along the Ypsi/Arbor corridor of Washtenaw […]

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Inflatable street art

Thanks to Dan Gillotte for turning me onto this.

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A kiosk in downtown Ypsi

All this impassioned talk about street art and vandalism got me thinking about about what channels we give our citizens – especially our younger citizens – to express themselves. As posting flyers in town is illegal, there aren’t many options… at least legal ones. There’s no place to post a flyer about an upcoming show. […]

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Where does Street Art stop and Vandalism begin?

A man and a woman were arrested last night while tagging the vacant Smith Furniture building on Washington Street. Many in the business community are obviously pleased about this. The feeling, however, isn’t unanimous. The following note, sent to the Director of the Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority today, comes from James Marks, the owner of […]

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