Monday, October 28, 2013

Fighting Graffiti

This mural has appeared on a wall along College St that has been a site of continuous tagging no matter how many times it was painted over. The owners contacted a city-sponsored group called StreetARToronto (StART) which has the mandate to promote street art while counteracting graffiti. The artists for this mural are Viviana Astudillo & Logan Miller and they have done a fine job with the result being that no further tagging has taken place. 
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click here for more murals.

23 comments:

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

This is great!

don said...

It's a fine mural and such a good idea to replace graffiti with something attractive.

EG CameraGirl said...

I guess this appeals to would-be graffiti artists so they don't want to ruin it.

Karen said...

What an awesome mural!

Bill Nicholls said...

Awesome, that is what I like to see, I hate mindless tagging

PerthDailyPhoto said...

How cool is that Pat, a strong mural and a positive outcome, sounds good to me!

altadenahiker said...

Does the heart good -- both the mural and knowing that taggers respect art.

TexWisGirl said...

it is a neat mural, and SO glad they are respectful of it!

VP said...

This is the right way to fight taggers: I hope they will be ashamed and will try to learn something from the authors of this excellent mural!

belohorizontedailyphoto said...

I guess good works like this one are respected and untouched.

Gerald (SK14) said...

love that rhino

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

A wonderful mural. It seems when the city welcomes the street artists that the other forms of graffiti seem to fall by the wayside more times than not. Thanks for visiting my steamboat.

Lowell said...

That is just wild! And a curious combination of rhino and pelicans, etc. Lots of thrashing about. Love it!

William Kendall said...

It's a beautiful mural!

Barbara Farr said...

Interesting that the more 'destructive' taggers/graffiti artists respect these pieces.

hamilton said...

I guess the trick is to create something even the taggers would enjoy seeing!

Jack said...

Toronto seems to have a real problem with taggers. Good luck to the owners and artists of this mural.

Randy said...

That's a nice one.

Andy said...

I know this mural. It's so wide making it difficult to get it into one single photo.

Stefania Piazzolla said...

Nice graffiti!

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ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Love it! Wow you have a city sponsored street art program too - glad to see other cities are understanding the value of such programs.

Laura. M said...

Rincerontes and pelicans struggling ... I like the mural

JM said...

Fantastic! What a great artist.

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