Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sidewalk Chalk Drawings by Julian Beever

This guy is also pretty cool, he does 3D chalk drawings. Google Julian Beever and take a look at some of the stuff he does!

Urban Art by Banksy

I've become a fan of Banksy's artwork as he randomly shows up around the globe. This was sent to me by my good friend Toni, one of Banksy's works in London. Maybe one of these days when I actually get out to look for stuff to photograph I'll find something along these lines! Doubtful, but one can hope. :)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Look at the pretty colors :)

This was sent to me also by CW aforementioned in the previous post. I was under the assumption he took this photo at the Bonnaroo festival last year but apparently it wasn't him so while I prefer to give credit where credit is due, it ain't gonna happen this time. So to the individual who did take this photo, thanks for taking it and thanks to CW for sending it to me.

Disclaimer: This photo in now way, shape or form is indicative of the thoughts, beliefs or morals of the blogger. The offensive nature should not be taken lightly nor exposed to children. I like the pretty colors. :)

(For information related to why this was done, click here.)


Almost Famous

It has been asked of me that I appease the masses and post a blog concerning the one and only Christopher Weyhrich. Bear in mind that "the masses" would be just CW and that he had no real graffiti pictures to add and so after many tries, this is the best I got.

Omigod Chris Weyhrich, you're famous!!!!!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Here's Looking at You

From Kristi in Brooklyn.

This is my favorite shot (currently) from Kristi's album, posted with permission. I love it. Very original. Two thumbs up to the artist, whomever you may be, and of course the photographer. Should be fun to see where we go from here!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Do It Till You're Satisfied

So, you want an idea of what I'm talking about? Great. Look above. This was found on the sidewalk about a block or two from Northside Tavern in Northside, a neighborhood in Cincinnati. Also, this is the first time I had ever been to Northside. Gold star for trying something new! I wonder what the graffiti artist intended with this phrase (sentence?) ... I find it could apply to nearly anything one does: drink, run, learn, eat ... the options are endless.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

First post!

I have officially joined the world of blogging! *waves to blog world* I debated long and hard on what to blog about ... running, or more specifically, training for another marathon ... the dogs and their super-exciting lives ... the random thoughts that cross my mind on a daily basis. All seemed rather, well, boring, to be honest. I mean who wants to read about running all the time and what do my dogs do that is really that interesting? Exactly.

So here's the concept behind the blog: cities (and towns and I assume villages) have a tendency to have graffiti in hundreds of thousands of places, sometimes for good reason (I assume), sometimes artsy and sometimes downright odd. I will try to capture it and hope that other people do too, regardless of where they are, and send it to me. I'll post it, along with the necessary credentials, for all of the world to see.

And on that note, the concept is entirely due to my good friend Kristi who is currently kickin' it in Brooklyn. *waves to Kristi * She has already begun photographing the random and beautiful graffiti she finds and posts it on Facebook and it is exactly that: random and beautiful and sometimes completely captivating. So thank you Kristi, and here's to one day possibly publishing the "Urban Graffiti Coffee Table Book." :)