Upon deeper reading of this sign, these are NOT legal codes. They are bullet calibers! Begs the legal question: If you shoot someone for spraying graff on your truck, is it self defense?
4 July 2011 Last updated at 10:55 ET
From the BBC
Who, What, Why: How do you graffiti-proof public art?
Spray can Graffiti may be art to some, but it is seen as a nuisance by others
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A landmark sculpture project is at risk because of spiralling costs - including the budget for keeping it graffiti-free. How do you protect public artworks from vandals?
It was meant to be a towering monument - a 50m (164ft) white horse in the fields of Kent greeting Eurostar passengers to England. But now sculptor Mark Wallinger's so-called "Angel of the South" project is at risk because of rising costs.
The price tag for the Ebbsfleet Landmark Project (ELP) has gone up from £2m to £12m, according to reports, with the budget for removing graffiti over 80 years part of the revised bill.
Keeping outdoor artworks like sculptures and murals unsullied by vandalism…Read more
Artist says city erased mural it paid him to paint
June 01, 2011
Mural artist Joel Richardson was paid $2,000 by the city to do a mural on a city-owned wall on Dupont just west of Lansdowne. On Tuesday, somebody -- apparently the city -- painted over it, likely as part of Rob Ford's graffiti eradication campaign.SUBMITTED PHOTO
Artist Joel Richardson says the city has painted over a popular Dupont St. mural that it paid him $2…Read more
Hong Kong Graffiti Challenges Chinese Artist's Arrest
by Louisa LimMay 4, 2011 (from NPR)
The art of clearing taggers' work in San Francisco
Monday, February 21, 2011
Nobody knows more about graffiti than Joe Padilla. The paint-shop supervisor for the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, Padilla oversees graffiti removal for all of the city's 220 parks.
A San Francisco native, Padilla, 50, was baptized at Mission Dolores and grew up at 15th and Noe streets. He lives in…Read more
2020 UPDATE: This post gets a fair amount of traffic via Google searches for spray paint and air quality issues. Glad you stopped by! Recently, Stencil Archive has added other posts about spray paint and environmental/health issues: A Material Safety Data Sheet for Belton and MTN 94 paints, and an article on aerosols from National Geographic. Read on.
Paint it green
Do graffiti artists express themselves at the expense of our air quality?
If you spray, you pay: What the law says
Saturday, December 26, 2009
(Original article here)
Stencil art painted on public or private property without permission is a crime, but Washington law treats stand-alone graffiti differently than graffiti laid down by gang members or followers.
Paint, scribble or scratch your mark on property where it’s not wanted, and you can be charged with malicious mischief in the third degree — a gross misdemeanor that carries a fine of up to $5,000 and a jail term up to one year.
The state’s anti-gang laws can apply if the graffiti is carried out under the auspices of a street…
The hearts of the matter: Brandon Hughes’ art puts him in court
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Original Article Appears Here