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Stockholm-based street artist Akay has created the “Rainbow Warrior: Tool No. 05.1” which is part of his “Instruments of Mass Destruction (Complicated Technical Solutions to Aide in Simple Acts of Vandalism) Series,” that includes the previous “Robo-Rainbow: Tool No. 10.” For both of the “art-making’ tools, the individual attaches an implement to the back of his/her bicycle.(via Designboom)

Although the sight of shoes hanging on power lines is a common form of  graffiti, this functional wooden alternative doubles as a birdhouse for  the migrant pied flycatcher. (via Designboom)

Although the sight of shoes hanging on power lines is a common form of graffiti, this functional wooden alternative doubles as a birdhouse for the migrant pied flycatcher. (via Designboom)

(via The Guardian / image Felix Clay)

As crimes go it was not the most heinous of offences, but Islington  council’s principal law clerk, Sidney Porrett, made it his mission to  nab the perpetrators.
"I had to catch these two monkeys," he said. "They were a couple of darlings, make no mistake."
The darlings in question were the playwright Joe Orton and his boyfriend – later murderer – Kenneth Halliwell, and the crimes were taking library books and returning them with comedy collages on the dustjackets.
After  a fruitless investigation that involved undercover librarians, Porrett  eventually caught the pair in an elaborate sting operation and they went  down for six months each.

(via The Guardian / image Felix Clay)

As crimes go it was not the most heinous of offences, but Islington council’s principal law clerk, Sidney Porrett, made it his mission to nab the perpetrators.

"I had to catch these two monkeys," he said. "They were a couple of darlings, make no mistake."

The darlings in question were the playwright Joe Orton and his boyfriend – later murderer – Kenneth Halliwell, and the crimes were taking library books and returning them with comedy collages on the dustjackets.

After a fruitless investigation that involved undercover librarians, Porrett eventually caught the pair in an elaborate sting operation and they went down for six months each.

(via The Guardian)

One of Banksy's most famous works has been defaced in what may be the latest episode of a long-running spat with a rival street artist.

The image above a shop in Bristol, which is generally accepted as the artist’s home town, shows a police marksman with a child about to burst a paper bag behind him.

It appeared near Bristol city centre four years ago but has now been defaced with black paint. The vandalism has been signed “Team Robbo” apparently a reference to King Robbo, regarded as a founding father of the London graffiti scene.

Nothing beats the smell of paint fumes in the morning. So check out Atlas, a documentary on a few L.A.-based graffiti writers only recently digitized.

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Mural Marriage Proposal of the Day: 28-year-old Jeff Gurwin commissioned Bronx-based muralists TATS CRU to create “the world’s most creative marriage proposal” for his girlfriend Caitlin on a wall in the East village.

Sure, this has been done before, but so what? It’s just as romantic the second time around. Why can’t you just be happy for them? Is it because you hate love? It is, isn’t it? Well, get over yourself. Love is awesome.

[villagevoice / thehairpin.]

(Source: thedailywhat)

American graffiti writers are fiercely loyal to Rust-Oleum. Rusto is legendary as the thickest and most durable of all spray paints. It’s not for finesse: The thickness of the stuff precludes detail work, but there’s nothing that’ll last like it. Unfortunately, Rust-Oleum is busily making a switch to a “female” cap—one where the little post between nozzle and can is connected to the can, not the nozzle. It’s a small detail, but they wouldn’t have done it if they had listened to the people who know their products best.