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Town Paints Bridge by the Numbers

When a Denver neighborhood sought to paint a bridge to beautify the structure, increase safety and prevent graffiti, artist Michelle Brown crowdsourced the effort, making it a fun and intera...


Vandals Take Second Shot

Graffiti artists and taggers often seem to favor bridges when it comes to places to ply their craft. One group of vandals in West Virginia, however, got the rare chance to apply more paint t...


Murals Color Streets During a Monsoon

What would a city look like if paintings on city streets suddenly appeared every time it rains? People in Seoul, South Korea, know the answer.


It’s Not Graffiti if it’s Just Dam Dirt

Sometimes cleaning off decades of industrial dirt and grime can stir the imagination.


Graffiti-Smelling Tech Traps Taggers

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA—Technology that sniffs out paint is helping police nab graffiti vandals in the act in New South Wales.


Pothole Provocateur Presses Penile Plot

MANCHESTER—Forget those local "road hotlines." One artful Brit has found a better way to call attention to untended potholes: Festoon them with genitalia.


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.


 
 
   

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