Tag Archives: street art

Comey’s got a posse

As much as I hate it when people come up to me and say, “You know what you should write about on your blog,” or “You know what you need to do on your radio show,” I found myself doing something very similar yesterday, when I wrote to Shepard Fairey on Twitter and suggested that […]

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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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