April 12, 2011

Benghazi April 1.
Photo by ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images

Foreign Policy has a terrific slideshow of anti-Qaddafi graffiti and Street Art seen in Libya. You can see the whole set by clicking here.

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January 19, 2009

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November 13, 2008


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November 4, 2008


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November 2, 2008


"Gum Election is a guerilla art project which started in New York City in October 2008. It should encourage people to vote on November 04th and also not to spit out their chewing gums carelessly on New York Cities already dirty streets. If you want to bring the Gum Election to your city or your office, print out the poster, put it up and send me pictures of it."

More here.

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May 5, 2008


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April 21, 2008


Artist: Satoboy

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April 19, 2008



Chris in Bangkok sent us these photos today of Anti-Olympic touch graffiti seen on the streets of his city. The Olympic torch relay will pass through the city today but the government has banned all protests.

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February 20, 2007



From soph-slice:

"I am a Columbia student and member of the Student Coalition on Expansion and Gentrification, aka SCEG. We are a campus group that works to educate the student body about expansion and mobilize students in solidarity with our neighbors in West Harlem. We are for the dissemination of accurate information and equitable, sustainable development practices. One common misconception about Columbia’s expansion is that people are either completely for expansion or completely against it. In reality, the debates about expansion have more to do with how it takes place than whether it will take place. Almost no one, including West Harlemites, is against the expansion entirely. Everyone recognizes that expansion will happen in some form, but what SCEG and many of the people commonly seen as “against expansion” want is for expansion to take place in such a way that respects the lives and livelihoods of our

The wheatpastes above were part of a campus action/press conference that SCEG held yesterday. Their intent is to call attention, in a tongue and cheek fashion, Columbia's condemnation of Manhattanville as a "blighted" neighborhood.

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January 10, 2007


From Rich Jones comes the photo above of street art in Somalia that depicts the militias that roam Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu.

Rich says that this article - Doctors Without Borders 10 Most Underreported Humanitarian Crises of 2006 - is "one of the most important things you'll read this year".

We agree with him.

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December 28, 2006



"These were done in Nanjing, China, KST was done by KST and The McDisappear from China was done by me, PLA (People's Liberation Artist...ha!). I don't know if you take submissions, but I'm sending them anyways. We're just starting out and Street art in Nanjing is still in its infancy. I'm Chinese-American and my friends are Chinese. The life here is extremely regulated by culture I felt like I needed to express myself...Your weblog has been quite an inspiration for me to do-er than a sit back and watch-er. Keep up the good work!" -Trev

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Fatima is an art student living in Lahore, Pakistan. The images above are from a street art project that she did in Lahore to take a stand against the local government who have been cutting down trees and eradicating the greenery of Lahore.

To express her feelings, Fatima made a caricature of a local politician under whose authority the trees are being cut. She then placed the caricature on a tree on a main road where all the trees were being marked with a red cross signifying that it was to be cut soon.

She then left her cardboard piece for people to see and take notice.

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Each day when we check our email we're constantly amazed by the diversity of nationalities and cultures of the people who contact us. We agree with Blek Le Rat when he says that urban art (his definition for the graffiti movement and how it has evolved) is the most powerful art movement in history, primarily from the fact that there isn't a city in the world that today doesn't have some form of graffiti or street art.

One of the most interesting email correspondences we've maintained this year is with a group of Iranian graffiti writers living in Tehran. While the communication hasn't been easy, every time we open an email from A1one we feel like the reason for updating the Wooster site has been re-confirmed to us.

The images above were sent to us a week or so ago with the line - "It was th worst work in Tehran,,, some about Mind Control by Our Gov ,aome a teasand joke with the Voting which is in friday to choose Islamic leaders comity.."

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April 17, 2006

From Jeffrey comes this article about the banning of political graffiti in West Bengal.

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