I find graffiti to be hilarious. You can make the case that it is a blight on society, and you can also make the case that when it’s done well it’s a remarkably pure art form (after all, it’s done for the simple reason of existing. Most graffiti artists are never paid for their work, and in fact never expect or hope to be). You can make the case that it livens up old buildings or blank walls, or you can make the case that it can make an otherwise respectable area look like a ghetto. After all, cities spend huge amounts of money cleaning it up. And yeah, a lot of graffiti is just asshole teenagers putting their names on things. Well, fine, that sort of thing happens. But not everyone does that.
There is some really funny, really well done stuff out there. The pictures you see below were taken at the Park St train station in Boston, and everything written there was written on some temporary walls surrounding a construction project. There are more pictures on the Flickr album, naturally. That album will be growing, by the way – I’ve decided to make graffiti an ongoing picture collection, because why the hell not? It’s not like I’ll run out of stuff to photograph, after all!
Without further ado, have some ridiculous pictures. Enjoy! Continue reading