View of Yosemite Falls waterfall

Wanted: Taggers Responsible for Graffiti at Yosemite National Park

National Park officials are asking for the public's help to track down those responsible for graffiti recently painted in the park.

June 21, 2022 - CNN

1970s and 1980s

Graffiti Covering NYC Subway Trains Again

Grafitti is making a comeback on the New York Subway.

May 10, 2019 - The City

Queens, New York

Graffiti Wins Protected Legal Status in New York

A landmark judgement potentially paves the way for graffiti to be protected under the Visual Artists Rights Act.

February 23, 2018 - Modern Cities

HOPE Outdoor Gallery

Death Warrant Signed for Austin's Graffiti Park

The Hope Outdoor Galley, as Graffiti Park is officially known, will relocate to a decidedly less central location.

January 31, 2018 - Community Impact Newspaper

Street Art

Sunday Fun: Street Art Tours of the World

Street art tours offer colorful glimpses of global cities.

September 24, 2017 - The Dallas Morning News


'See Something, Say Something' Train Ads Tweaked in New York

New York trouble adds subversive quotes to the "If You See Something Say Something" signs in the New York Subway.

March 14, 2017 - Hyperallergic

Shepard Fairey

Street Artist Shepard Fairey Tackles Detroit

After billionaire landlord Dan Gilbert commissioned a mural, less-legal works in Fairey's style began showing up around the city. Detroit's case against the artist brings gentrification's ironies into focus.

September 22, 2015 - CityLab

Street Art Tells the Other Side of the World Cup Story

In the many cities hosting the month-long FIFA World Cup tournament, street artists share their criticisms in vibrant, powerful murals located in public spaces.

June 16, 2014 - The Guardian

Where Will the Street Artists Go?

Thanks to the rising tide of redevelopment, New York's legal graffiti walls are disappearing. But the art form's pioneers rarely asked for permission to practice their art. Might the city see a return to the anarchic environment of the 1980s?

November 26, 2013 - The New York Times

Covert Coating Destroys NYC Street Art Mecca

In advance of its demolition to make way for a luxury condominium development, the abandoned brick warehouse turned world-renowned street art canvas known as 5Pointz was given a new coat of white paint overnight, shrouding its celebrated graffiti.

November 19, 2013 - The New York Times

Urban Walls Serve as Canvas for Visual Wonderment

Rick Poynor composes a photo essay that documents compelling street art found along his recent travels in Portugal and Spain. For Poyner, its not the wall-filling murals that interest him, but rather 'collectively composed street marking'.

July 12, 2013 - Observatory

Official Panel Examines the Merits of Toronto's Street Art

An official body - the Graffiti Panel - made up of five Toronto city staffers met for the first time this month to try to answer the long debated question: what is art and what is vandalism?

November 13, 2012 - The Art Newspaper

Should Public Art Be Censored?

As public art proliferates as a strategy to engage disaffected youth and enliven neighborhoods, Philip Langdon argues that an additional standard must be considered when evaluating such projects -- their content.

May 10, 2012 - Better! Cities & Towns

Friday Funny: One-Eyed Monster Terrorizes Michigan Town

In this edition of The Atlantic Cities' weekly look at bans of note from across the country, John Metcalfe examines Jackson, Michigan's new anti-graffiti ordinance, and the lone street artist it is thought to target.

May 4, 2012 - The Atlantic Cities

A Piece of New York's Cultural History Prepares for the Wrecking Ball

Karen McVeigh reports on 5Pointz in Long Island City, a public mecca for hip hop and graffiti artists, and its uncertain future.

January 24, 2012 - The Guardian

Street Art Transforms City

Graffiti artists from around the world were invited to transform the brutalist post-war architecture of Bristol, England's Nelson Street.

August 26, 2011 - Tim Maughan Books

Graffiti Tags Up Cities Nationwide

Graffiti has cropped up this year in metropolitan areas like Los Angles to smaller communities like Florence, Alabama. The rise in graffiti has prompted a debate that it may reflect that anxiety and alienation are growing from the recession.

July 20, 2011 - The New York Times

Anti-Graffiti Coating To Be Required on L.A. Buildings

The Los Angeles City Council has unanimously approved a measure that will require an anti-graffiti coating on all new buildings in the city.

October 4, 2009 - NBC

Art, or a Nuisance?

The question of whether graffiti is art or vandalism is facing a vote in Bristol, U.K., the hometown of famed graffiti artist Banksy.

September 4, 2009 - City Mayors

Going After Graffiti

The city of San Marcos, Texas, near Austin, plans harsher measures to crack down on graffiti, including holding a minor's parents responsible and banning certain graffiti-making tools.

February 10, 2009 - Austin American-Statesman

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