Painting a rooftop with calligraphy graffiti looks like so much fun

If you watch calligraphy artist Pokras Lampas up close, it looks like he’s just randomly sweeping his broom whichever way he likes it as he dances around the rooftop. But when the drone flies up and takes the overhead aerial view, we get to see the whole design of his rooftop calligraphy and it’s pretty bad ass. »9/25/15 4:40pm9/25/15 4:40pm

Dry Erase Markers in a Can Let You Vandalize White Boards With Abandon

Following up on the harmless chalk markers from yesterday, here's another way to get your vandalism fix if you're an upstanding citizen who doesn't like to break the law. This spraycan is filled with dry erase paint that works just like the ink in a dry erase marker so you can tag to your heart's content, and then… »9/04/14 9:51am9/04/14 9:51am

Chalk Markers Let Kids Tag the World Without Breaking the Law

If you're a well-known street artist who wants your legacy to live on through your kids, you're going to want to get them comfortable with graffiti at a young age. Except that handing a three-year-old a can of spray paint or a thick indelible marker is a terrible idea. They need to hone their skills with something… »9/03/14 5:00pm9/03/14 5:00pm

The Science of Removing Graffiti From a Priceless Work of Art

In the fall of 2012, a vandal approached a painting by Mark Rothko hanging in London's Tate Modern, and scrawled it with graffiti. It took the Tate over nine months of work to successfully restore the painting before it went back on display last week. This video shows the amazing science and craft that went into the… »5/19/14 11:10am5/19/14 11:10am

This seems like the hardest way to make an animated GIF

Street artist INSA mixes graffiti and animation and calls it GIF-iti. He thinks big and doesn't shirk, producing multiple super sized wall filling works which he digitises and repeatedly overpaints, rendering the results. Street art is by its nature temporal but INSA's work will last forever—or at least until they… »5/16/14 10:20pm5/16/14 10:20pm

If a Graffiti Printer Writes With Sand Is It Still Really Vandalism?

Gijs van Bon's Skryf machine is far from the world's first automatic graffiti machine. But it could be the first that won't have law enforcement ready to throw the cuffs on him. That's because the self-propelled device uses a modified CNC milling machine to 'print' messages on the ground using nothing but harmless… »1/30/14 6:00pm1/30/14 6:00pm

An emergency clean-up crew was dispatched to a full-size replica of the Space Shuttle Independence i

An emergency clean-up crew was dispatched to a full-size replica of the Space Shuttle Independence in Houston earlier this morning after some miscreants covered it in graffiti. "Houston We ARE the Problem" is almost a political statement, sure—but vandalizing a national treasure with racial slurs? That's a serious… »11/27/13 3:12pm11/27/13 3:12pm

Watch what happens when graffiti artists are given a giant blank room

When you give graffiti artists a giant empty warehouse with blank walls, what do you get? So much good stuff. It's like opening up an incredible Pandora's box of visual delight that makes you believe in magic and makes you wonder why don't we give artists more space to spray. The art was created by Sofles, Fintan… »11/22/13 11:44pm11/22/13 11:44pm

Here's the Second Hidden Piece In Banksy's "Secret" NYC Street Show

Banksy, the mysterious (er, kind of mysterious) British street artist who popularized stencils in the 2000s, is in New York this month to stage a 30-day exhibit that takes place entirely on the streets. His first piece, yesterday, has already been painted over. But we were able to locate today's feature, which is… »10/02/13 3:00pm10/02/13 3:00pm

This Innocuous Briefcase Lets You Stealthily Graffiti City Streets

Nothing builds up your street cred like some strategically placed graffiti. The problem is, unless you're out tagging in the middle of the night, you're at risk of getting caught in the act. And for an artist like Bob Partington, who works in the medium of spray paint and public property, that's a problem—so he… »9/16/13 3:40pm9/16/13 3:40pm