Monday, April 20, 2009

Street Art and Graffiti around Europe

I have been living in Tuebingen, Germany for about a month now, and I've found the large amount of graffiti around here very interesting. It's a very old city, so the contrast between brightly coloured, rebellious tags and quaint, historical buildings on cobblestone streets took a little getting used to, but I really like it. I've taken to photographing anything I find cool or funny as I walk around, and did the same while recently visiting Paris and Barcelona (the latter had much less in the way of graffiti, perhaps due to the already-established artfulness of its architecture and sidewalks). While I'm not a big fan of generic tagging (it's just sort of boring), I think that more thoughtfully rendered stenciled images and text, whether humorous or political, can really add beauty to an urban area. It's fun to walk around and see constantly fluctuating imagery in public spaces. Here are some of my favourites so far:

Falafel is the Enemy of all Currywurst
I'll be sure to post more as I see it!

1 comment:

Jaclyn said...

you have no idea how jealous I am right now :]