Friday, November 30, 2007

Lovely and unexpected street art

Thanks to Chachi for the tip.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Bombing Modernism: Graffiti and its relationship to the (built) environment

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Planned downtime Dec 1

Network maintenance will probably make Art Crimes unavailable for about 4 hours early on December 1. This downtime will probably delay the December update by a few hours. Don't panic! ;^)


Saturday, November 24, 2007

Slick/Dissizit in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles - time-lapse video

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Tornado wallpaper for your desktop

Thanks, Ariel!


Ket speaks to Urb about his trial and tribulations

In part one "The Taking of Alan Ket," an interview by Michael Vazquez of URB magazine, graffiti veteran Ket discusses the nature of his prosecution; his regrets about storing and jeopardizing archives; the silence regarding his case from international museums and art organizations. In part two, he discusses the responses he'd received online about his case; his work with companies who have not taken an interest in graffiti prosecution despite their use of the aesthetic vernacular which is honed in the streets; his own hard lessons learned; the logical extension of what his prosecution means to others the world over. In part three he discusses his life-long immersion in graffiti culture, and the artists who meant the most to him when he was young.

You can comment on this at URB at the link above.

Ecko gained everything from Ket and the other graffiti artists that have made that company what it is today. Ket made their graffiti game happen. Ket was arrested because of fighting city hall for Ecko's NYC event. Where was Ecko when Ket needed help? Where is Ecko now that the NYC PD won't give the graffiti archives back to Ket? Time to stop supporting corporations that just want our money. Marc Ecko needs to put his money where his mouth is.

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Atlas CBS

Video interview and action with Atlas on pingmag. Thanks to Ian.

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Rise (Ohio/NY) RIP

Killed in action by a train.


Sunday, November 18, 2007

Berok - Barcelona, in action

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Those other writers and their beef -- let's hear it for the WGA

If online content is worth arresting grannies over, the corporations need to pay the people who create the material. Otherwise, it's all youtube.

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Monday, November 12, 2007

One Laptop Per Child - give one get one [extended]

For the next 15 days (or until they run out) Until the end of 2007 you can spend $400 and get 2 laptops designed especially for children. One will be sent to a child in a developing country and the other will be sent to you for the child of your choice.

This amazing program allows you to have a $200 charitable contribution while you help 2 kids. Right now only people in the USA and Canada can participate in the give one get one program. See their site for where the donated laptops go. If you work for a big company they might also match your contribution, so ask at work to see if you can double the goodness.

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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Google Sketchup (free 3D drawing program) has a get-started book now

New book, some how-to videos online too.

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Play game to feed the hungry: Free Rice

Here's a game that can improve your vocabulary while feeding hungry people, but it's not just good, it's fun.

Read the article above to find out more or play the game.

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Friday, November 09, 2007

New shoes by Persue

Limited, going fast, rad skull design on black sk8 shoes.

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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Mark Klein vs Big Brother

* US spooks tap the net illegally (not just tapping terrorists, they hoover as much as they can get of everybody's business into storage)

* Mark Klein blows the whistle

* Telecoms want immunity from prosecution

* Congress, White House, (spooks), and newspapers want the story to go away

If only the truth would set us free...

Meanwhile, there's no reason to think the tapping has stopped.
Every time you talk about bombing trains in email or in a forum, think of the fascinated audience you'll have.

Thanks, Mark! This is what heroes do.
If only we had people like him in office instead.

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Saturday, November 03, 2007

Graff News

Bloggy news site about graffiti.