The most important phrase in this article is the last one.
"I think it’s interesting that anyone has a claim to their own art,” John said. “Especially when they’re using a canvas that’s not their own.”
I also find the term, "semi-illegal" interesting as well. Amazing how people can rationalize illegal and bad behavior. Click HERE for the full article.
One of the world's most expensive cars, a Bugatti Veyron, was tagged with spray paint in Seattle. Click HERE for the full article.
If we have learned anything, it is that graffiti doesn't go away. It is a constant battle. Click HERE for the full article on New York graffiti.
Below is an e-mail we received from one of our Graffiti Fighter Members in Casa Grande, AZ. Thank you for the kind words Sheila, and keep up the good work:)
The city of Casa Grande Police Department has once again partnered up with Casa Grande Daybreak Rotary Club for our 4th Annual Neighbors United event which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We are expecting 400-500 volunteers from our small city of 55,000. Mayor Bob Jackson, Chief Johnny Cervantes, and other dignitaries (a Congressman and U.S. Representative) will be present to speak, paint walls, and pick up trash on the west side of the city.
This year we are excited to have partnered up with Acrylatex Coatings & Recycling Inc. from Azusa, CA who we met at the 2014 Zero Graffiti International convention. We really appreciate their assistance with this project and are looking forward to working with them in the future in regards to the City of Casa Grande's Graffiti Abatement Program.
Zero Graffiti International continues to play a part in assisting our city in finding resources that will meet our needs to continue to fight the war on graffiti.
An event being hosted by one of our Graffiti Fighter Members. Good job Chula Vista, keep up the good work!!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR 12TH ANNUAL BEAUTIFY CHULA VISTA DAY!
Registration for Beautify Chula Vista, the popular neighborhood clean-up event, is now open! This year’s 12th annual event offers two Chula Vista locations for volunteers to choose from: Rice Canyon at Discovery Park (700 Buena Vista Way, 91910) and Harborside Park (670 Oxford Street, 91911).
The community event, hosted by Mayor Cheryl Cox and the Chula Vista City Council, in collaboration with I Love a Clean San Diego, Republic Services, Buff a Block and the Chula Vista Clean Team, is scheduled for Saturday, October 11, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at each location. More than 600 volunteers are expected to turn out this year to pick up litter, clean up graffiti and remove invasive plants and weeds.
This is a great opportunity for students to earn community service hours and for residents to get involved by lending a helping hand in their community. For more details and registration, please visit www.beautifychulavista.org. All volunteers must register prior to the event. Make a difference by registering today! Individuals or groups can register at www.beautifychulavista.org. For registration questions, please contact I Love a Clean San Diego at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (619) 291-0103.
Banksy does vandalism and it is considered art. Another person defaces this vandalism and gets arrested?
Click HERE for the full article.
Last Friday we mentioned one of our Graffiti Fighter Members from Denver was traveling to Europe and was able to meet up with one of our Graffiti Fighter Members in London.
The reason he was traveling to Europe was to watch his daughter compete in the world championships. She not only competed........she took home the gold. Congratulations!!!! Click HERE for the full article.
The Anti Graffiti Symposium (TAGS) is an annual conference open to individuals working for municipalities, law-enforcement agencies, departments of justice, schools, community groups, businesses and other agencies affected by and working to prevent, reduce graffiti vandalism and increase criminal and civil enforcement efforts.
The conference will consist of lectures from individuals with an enormous amount of knowledge and experience managing graffiti in our cities. Click HERE to visit the conference website. Coincidentally a Halifax man was charged after offensive graffiti found. Click HERE for the full article.
We received a call from one of our Graffiti Fighter Members George Gray with the Denver PD. He was traveling to Europe and had an eight hour layover in London. He said he would like to connect with one of our UK Graffiti Fighter Members Detective Constable Colin Saysell who he had met at the 2014 Zero Graffiti Int'l Conference in Phoenix.
As you can see by the picture they were able to get together. It's nice to see Graffiti Fighters from around the world staying in touch.