May 272013
 

Walking around Dupont and U St. this week, you may have seen these new stickers by DECOY featuring The Sweater Set. The yellow one is on U St. b/t 16th & 17th, south side of the street. The blue one is at the corner of 17th & Riggs, on the back of a sign.

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May 232013
 

If you’ve been past Logan hardware and Whole Foods by 14th & P St. NW over the past 4 years, in the alley behind Irvine Contemporary and Transformer galleries, you’ve seen a long standing set of murals by Shephard Fairey, Gaia, and others.

Slowly, as to be expected, the murals met their fate. Possibly first was when Whole Foods mistakenly painted over Gaia’s part of it after a neighbor complained. Then the Cat Aids moniker showed up on the Shephard Fairey portion at street view. Lame. Piece by piece, the murals broke down.

Now, a new set of murals is up and fresh — a NEKST tribute + PEAR x AREK x ELI x CON. Go catch them in person before they’re gone!

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Aug 112011
 

Earlier this summer, before Art Whino’s G40 at Vitamin Water Uncapped Live in early May, an unusual scene was happening at the corner of 14th + Florida Ave. NW: legal graffiti writing, in daylight, out in the open.

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Above: writers work on murals at the corner of 14th + Florida Ave., DC.

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May 172011
 

Special thanks to readers MA + TD for these nice submissions to our ongoing Reader Shots series. This week includes a look at work from the G40, Garfield Park in SW DC, and Blagden Alley in Shaw, NW.

Video by MikaAltskan

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Apr 012011
 

The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) is searching for mural sites in all DC Wards to be considered for the MuralsDC program from June-August 2011. MuralsDC is a partnership between DPW and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) – created to help replace illegal graffiti with artistic works, to revitalize the DC community, and engage DC youth.

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There are currently 27 MuralsDC projects throughout the District. Each tell a unique story of DC’s diverse neighborhoods while deterring further illegal graffiti. DPW and DCCAH will focus on sites that are frequent targets of graffiti.

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Mar 212011
 

It’s exciting to find a fresh new mural in DC, like this one we stumbled on while walking around the city last week. A friend says “the pieces were done for 368 music group artist Da Phuture for his single Stupid Dope Moves, as a custom paint job by Art Under Pressure. Also featured in the picture is “2” by Cave and “Dali” by SLR.”

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It’s rare to find a mural that’s so bright, clean and spacious. Writers and crews often fit as much as possible onto available wall space, even spilling over like you see on the pavement at the bottom of “Moves”. Graffiti style in general tends to be wild and crazy. It’s cool to see the contrast of clean wall space and color that allows the styles in the lettering and character to really come through on the mural.

Below, the music video the mural was produced for. Note, lyrics NSFW:

 

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