Graffiti I have loved

I live in a city with a vibrant street art community. I love some of the graffiti I’ve seen locally and around the world, and I want to keep a collection of it, as I see it, before it disappears.

Graffiti’s transient nature is part of the appeal. I’m watching art evolving on the street. Sometimes slowly. Sometimes in a few hours. Community art, collective and collaborative artworks in progress.

Hope you enjoy these as much as I do.

August 21, 2013 at 8:56pm
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Fuck Your PhoneKeep Your Head Up!Life Advice from Nolita, New York City Street Stencil

Fuck Your Phone
Keep Your Head Up!

Life Advice from Nolita, New York City Street Stencil

August 9, 2013 at 12:50pm
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Shhhhhaaark weeeeek

citystreetart:

street art:  san francisco 

Shhhhhaaark weeeeek

citystreetart:

street art:  san francisco 

August 10, 2012 at 11:26pm
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July 26, 2012 at 8:00am
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me0shell:

Beautiful art, should be available to all.Parkdale Street Art (by MeShellG)

me0shell:

Beautiful art, should be available to all.

Parkdale Street Art (by MeShellG)

July 25, 2012 at 4:01pm
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foundmonton:

Today, we reiceived a formal statement from DP in response to the confiscation of DP paintings from The Paint Spot last week:

“First I would like to take the opportunity to thank Kim, Kelly, and all the Paintspot girls for everything. The love, kindness and support has been huge. All this hassle was never my intention; all I wanted was a low-key art show and fundraiser for Kids with Cancer.

If the city of Edmonton or the EPS wanted to talk to us before, during or after the show we would have co operated fully. There was no need to raid the art show/fundraiser.This was a legitimate art show with good intentions. DP is not a gang. DP is not a criminal. Taking the paintings will not reveal the true identity of DP.

By having a legitimate art show, I thought I was making a positive transition. Now I fear other artists will be reluctant to do so for fear of being prosecuted. This is why I think the freewall discussion needs to start. Not just in our city, but in cities across Canada. By giving freewalls to our community, we are giving artists young and old a place to develop their skills and challenge their imaginations. Murals are a nice gesture, but a freewall is just that, it’s FREE. It evolves, transforms and is constantly maintained by those who use it for free. No buff required, and will even save Capital City Clean Up a few bucks in the end.

Giving people a space to paint is like giving skateboarders a skate park to ride in. People may still skate on sidewalks but the skate parks get used. The same can be said about street art and graffiti. It won’t necessarily keep it off the streets, but I guarantee you people will use the freewalls. I know I would, if it were in a safe environment. To all the DP fans and fans of the street art and graffiti culture I say thank you for the love and support. When it all comes down to it, we are all DP. I’d like to encourage fans and artists alike to come drop of a piece or two at the Paintspot gallery (10032 81 Ave) to show your support. Let’s fill the gallery walls back up. This time it can be all of our art show.

To the city of Edmonton, I hope we can come to a compromise. We are open to talking about paying any fines DP may be facing and we would like to ask you the price of a freewall, so that we may fundraise the money and hopefully get the ball rolling in this city for some positive change.

My personal proposal to the city would be to raise the money and to turn the Southside High Level Bridge wall into a freewall as a centennial gift to the High Level Bridge. If we were to lay a little grass, add a bench, picnic table, and a few waste receptacles for used paint cans, I’m sure we can make this Freewall Park area a city destination to visit. The best part would be that we wouldn’t have to paint in the dark anymore, and others could come watch and learn. Instead of being dictators keeping a wall grey for no reason, we could be mentors in teaching kids to be colorful and express themselves.

The city needs a positive change, and the time is now.

DP hearts you.”

 - Daft Punks Tin Tin & Asterix characters & ” D/P (Heart’s) U, Ya I Do ” near a park on 81 ave.

7:57am
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Amazing things hiding behind the scenes.
Parkdale Street Art (by MeShellG)

Amazing things hiding behind the scenes.

Parkdale Street Art (by MeShellG)

July 24, 2012 at 3:58pm
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Public art, street art, for everyone. 

Parkdale Street Art (by MeShellG)

Public art, street art, for everyone. 

Parkdale Street Art (by MeShellG)

7:50am
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Parkdale Street Art (by MeShellG)

Parkdale Street Art (by MeShellG)

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Check out the Brandalism.
More pictures from UK here: http://brandalism.org.uk/gallery-page/

Check out the Brandalism.

More pictures from UK here: http://brandalism.org.uk/gallery-page/

July 23, 2012 at 3:58pm
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Parkdale Street Art (by MeShellG)

Parkdale Street Art (by MeShellG)