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Painter Gets a Brush ... with the Law

Angry with speeding drivers, a Pennsylvania man took the matter (and a paint brush) into his own hands by painting "SLOW 25 MPH" in the middle of the street.


Paris Battles Love for Bridge Control

Fed up with the romantic gesture that is weighing heavy on its bridges, Paris is making a new push to block its lovebirds from "Love Locking" the city’s historic spans.


CA Man Fined for Defacing Graffiti

After defacing two Banksy murals in Utah, a California man will pay $13,000 to clean the graffiti he added to the murals, which are considered works of art.


Graffiti Strikes a Russian Nerve

Russian officials are pleading with Bulgarians: Lay down your paint brushes, and please stop desecrating the Monument of the Soviet Army.


ACA Retrenches in Blight Fight

Coating suppliers are sharpening their focus for the next wave in the multimillion-dollar battle against graffiti with new resources and a new name.


Paris Bridge is for Too Many Lovers

Police evacuated a Paris footbridge Sunday (June 8) after a section of railing collapsed under the weight of padlocks left behind by love-struck tourists.


Hydrant Artists Irk San Francisco

Call it art or call it vandalism: By any name, the unauthorized spray painting of dozens of fire hydrants across San Francisco is costing the city a small fortune and could be endangering pu...


Tax-Funded Graffiti Tags Critics

Legitimate or not (and it is totally legitimate), a group called the Blight Society may occasionally find itself misunderstood.


Graffiti Defaces 4,000-Year-Old Marker

UK preservationists and paint specialists are working to remove graffiti newly spray-painted on a Bronze Age-era national archaeological site in Wales.


From an Old Ship, A New Canvas Emerges

When life dumps a rusted cruise liner on your local beach for 30-odd years, what do you do? Well, if you're a group of international street artists, there's only one answer.


Historic Graffiti Restored at Alcatraz

Usually, painting graffiti on a historic landmark would invite a hefty fine, if not some time behind bars. But when the water tower on Alcatraz Island got a fresh paint job, the National Par...


Tagger Worked for Graffiti Cleaner

An enterprising tagger linked to more than 100 episodes of graffiti in Burbank, CA, also later cleaned up the damage as part of his work for a graffiti removal company that contracts with th...


Report Paints Ugly Picture Of NY Subway Paint

It may not be news that New York’s underground subway platforms are ugly and hazardous, but now it’s been documented. And the numbers may be the ugliest part of all.


Feds Probe ‘Invisible Paint’ Graffiti

Federal authorities are investigating the defacing of several Southwest Airlines 737s with a special “invisible paint” that appears only after the plane is warmed with an auxiliary power uni...


LA Aims to Register Spray Paint Buyers

Registered sales, locked displays, GPS-enabled cameras, prominent prosecution warnings … Is it a new gun-control law? No, just the new reality for tagger wannabes in Los Angeles, if a city c...


 
 
   

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