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This website took some graffiti pictures and offers them as an iPhone wallpapers collection. It seems like all the pictures portrait pieces done at the last Meeting of Styles in Mestre, Venice, and published without any reference to the artists.

I don’t know what to think about this stuff. Obviously, it’s difficult for the people that exploits graffiti to contact the artists. On the other hand, I feel it’s not fair to use their works without displaying their names, without asking, without notice.
[via PMT]

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looking at the graphic design, the Obey the Giant background seems to be stolen… It doesn’t seem like Fairey did anything like this before

Maybe they could use one of their carachters instead

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Ekosystem adds an interesting review of the book “We come at night”, out for the excellent publisher Die Gestalten Verlag.
The book documents the “Outside” street art campaign, held in Wuppertal (Germany) in 2006. I remember a nice article by R. Malpensa, published in Garage Magazine (#11, January 2007), pretty critical towards that event.
I’d like to share it, since it contains some good thoughts about the use of street art as a promotional instrument, and the conflict it (could) arise in a graffiti environment.
Sorry for the poor quality of the images below… but what matters is the content.

(you can find the full article – with images – in Garage 11, January 2007)

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we call it marketing stunt. real or fake?

check

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graffiti video.
yes it’s a commercial. but I like it anyway.
I love this company that makes shoes and finances the writers I like… thank you, Nike!

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Potete trovare Street Virus e il catalogo della mostra MInameis su Graffbay, separatamente ( 1 e 2 ) o come pacco unico: fateci un giro, oltre ai nostri due libri hanno tanti altri oggetti interessanti.

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