Wednesday 18 March 2015

Stories: Graffiti Spell-Checkers, Banksy's Background and Google Street Art

Hi all, I'm back again from winter hibernation...
Just a quick post today, sharing three graffiti-related stories I've seen online at the Smithsonian magazine online (
The first is about vigilantes in Quito, Ecuador, (called Acción Ortografica Quito) that are on a mission to correct the spelling and grammar of graffiti artists and writers in the city:
"Vigilantes in Quito Have A Mission to Correct Graffiti Artists' Spelling and Grammar"
And here is a related article in Colors magazine online, with a gallery of good photos of examples of the corrections:

"The Graffiti Professors"

Closer to home, the Smithsonian has another article about the background of Banksy:

"The Story Behind Banksy"

Finally, I think I have already mentioned in a previous post how Google has a project underway to preserve street art. Well here is a Smithsonian article about it:

Also, here is a link to the actual Google project page....

That is all for now. Ciao.

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