Just a quick post today, sharing three graffiti-related stories I've seen online at the Smithsonian magazine online (http://www.smithsonianmag.com/).
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:
Quito Have A to Correct
Graffiti Artists' Spelling and Grammar" Mission
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:
"See Street Art Around the World via Google"
Also, here is a link to the actual Google project page....
That is all for now. Ciao.