Boeing's Giant Robot Arms Are Spray-Painting Prodigies

The Boeing 777 is a huge, hulking beast. And when you're trying to churn out 100 of them every year, there's only one way to pull it off: turn to the robots. These giant, spray-painting robot arms can coat one of the bird's mammoth wings in mere minutes. » 6/14/13 9:53am 6/14/13 9:53am

Future Asteroids Could Be Deflected With Nothing But Space-Graffiti

Our planet's recent close call with one asteroid, and direct visit from another has definitely made it seem important to consider how to avoid the pesky things in the future. One solution is to direct the Sun's power into pulverizing lasers, but another option just involves covering incoming rocks with spray paint.… » 2/23/13 4:00pm 2/23/13 4:00pm

Spraypaint Spirograph: It's Banksy for Beginners

The Spirograph completely revolutionized doodling as we know it, and Narcélio Grud hopes it can do the same for street art which is commonly looked at as nothing more than graffiti. His machine lets anyone who's unskilled with a can of spraypaint make complex patterns with a spin of its wheel. » 9/28/12 4:40pm 9/28/12 4:40pm

I Will Only Eat Food That's Covered in Edible Gold Spray Paint

Since the price of gold is like a bazillion dollars these days, I want to surround myself with as much of it as I can. So that means even fake gold, like this weird ass edible gold paint you spray on food to get flossy, is good with me. » 10/28/11 10:00am 10/28/11 10:00am

Turn Your Propane Tank Into a Gigantic Lego Head

Filed in things I foolishly never realized: a propane tank is shaped like a lego head. WHOA. So all you have to do is spray paint your propane tank yellow and draw a face on it and you'll have a Lego Head Propane Tank! » 9/08/11 9:11am 9/08/11 9:11am

Street Tag for iPhone: Tag Up Walls with Graffiti Without Getting…

When I was young I associated graffiti with gangs and crime. Now that I'm older, it's probably my favorite form of art. I don't know my way around a can but I do know my iPhone. And with Street Tag, I can use my iPhone as a can of spray paint. SO FUN. » 8/08/11 6:53pm 8/08/11 6:53pm

Spray Paint Behemoth Bag Packs 22 Cans of Vandalism (...Or Art!)

Should you find yourself preparing a massive spray paint project, you're probably going to need a massive amount of spray paint! Sure, you could juggle them, or throw them in a bag. Or carry this ginormous spray paint monster backpack. » 7/25/11 10:30pm 7/25/11 10:30pm

Spray Painting with a Skateboard Is Just As Fun As It Sounds

These skaters attached a remote control spray paint can to the bottom of their skateboards. That way, whenever they would skate, a trail of paint would follow their path. It all makes for chaotically colorful artwork. » 7/06/11 11:00am 7/06/11 11:00am

Graffiti Backpack Makes Tagging an Illegal Breeze

The graffiti in my neighborhood really sucks—it'd be nice to see as much creativity as I have in other locales. Maybe the local taggers are just unorganized? This eight-can bag makes spraying down a masterpiece oh so convenient. » 4/13/11 11:00pm 4/13/11 11:00pm

Vocab Lesson: Vapor-Metalized Plastic

A piece of plastic goes in, a piece of metal comes out. At least, that's what vapor metallizing seems to accomplish, at least to our immediate senses. It's gilding, except it's been updated for the electronics age. And it's everywhere. » 8/26/10 2:00pm 8/26/10 2:00pm

One CMYK Spray Can Holds Thousands of Colors

What if, instead of defiling your local school, church or train yard with just a few colors of spray paint, one can contained a near infinite array of expression? » 12/30/09 12:40pm 12/30/09 12:40pm

Spray Paint Lamp Tags Your Desk with Light

This Krylon spray paint lamp houses its bulb inside a can of paint. It's surprisingly awesome looking, and would be even more awesome if the can of paint actually worked. [Etsy via] » 4/23/09 4:20pm 4/23/09 4:20pm

"Couleur Sur l'Object" Graffiti Robot Turns Vandalism All-Electronic

Designer Stefan Rechsteiner has come up with the Couleur sur l'Objet concept as a modern way of applying "urban art" to walls in hard-to-reach places. Equipped with a can of spray paint, the little tyke would be like a badly-behaved roomba with a vacuum-suction mod to keep it in place. With its accompanying design… » 3/07/08 7:00am 3/07/08 7:00am