One picture can spark a thought which can spark an idea which can spark a conversation which is where things can get really interesting.
I have realized when i am letterhunting and in my ‘I can’t hear you‘ phase, I spark the most as a reaction to the unique typography/lettering/graffiti that I am looking at. I have started carrying a notebook around with me <No, I didn’t already. Horror!> so I can document my sparks. They are quick snippets, enough so I’ll remember later what I was thinking so I don’t loose that train of thought. Today’s post was put together with the snippet: graffiti peeps when I stumbled across this in Albuquerque, NM:
A spark reminding myself that I want to put a post together featuring people I have come across plastered to a wall because OMG LOOK AT THAT CONDUCTOR!
Atlanta, GA: I’m not sure what’s going on here but I hope she doesn’t bang her head when she stands up. These abstract cuties are in a parking lot and get to watch over cars all day long.
Austin, TX: This feels like a Nashville find but it’s in Austin! Found in another parking lot. Spot Shepard Fairey’s dripping Obey?! Saaa-weeet!
Cincinnati, OH: Sup Grover?!
Nashville, TN: Definitely a Nashville find!
Miami, FL: The graffiti in Miami, as I have mentioned many times before, is mind blowing to say the least. All of the pictures shown here were taken in Wynwood with the exception of this one which was taken in South Beach: This dripping boy is one of my favorite pieces I have ever come across. Fado by Gabriel Gimenez, better known as GG. No filter on this picture, the colors are THAT awesome.This is what nightmares are made of. One of the few times I chose to not zoom in out of sheer terror. A picture of this wall was sent in to me for my AIGA Miami talk. It was made in tribute to Israel Hernandez, a graffiti artist who died after being tasered by Miami Beach police for graffiti. You can read more about that here.
The beautiful work of Belgian graffiti artist ROA. He is known for depicting animals that are native to city they are painted in: Graffiti artist RONE:
Spice Girls! A mural on the side of a building:This is me at the end of the day getting into bed. What.
San Francisco, CA: Um, no thanks.
Richmond, VA: Proof that walking in back alley’s is awesome.
Jacksonville, FL: Thanks to you Shauna Panczyszyn for sharing this picture!
San Antonio, TX: Another sad story. A double murder took place at Taco Land. The site has become a tribute to the 2 people who died. You can read more about it here.
Tampa, FL: I think the contrast of the beautiful wall mural and the not so beautiful real estate sign is interesting.