reverse graffiti: clean, green street art.
it's opposite day. and you're a tagger. what to do? clean walls, obviously. duh. the UK’s paul curtis, better known as “Moose,” is one of the technique’s pioneers. operating around leeds and london, he has been commissioned by a number of brands, such as smirnoff, who want to convey a sense of “clean” in an innovative way.the practice puts authorities in a definite moral quandary. according to moose, “Once you do this, you make people confront whether or not they like people cleaning walls or if they really have a problem with personal expression.” brazilian artist Alexandre Orion turned a são paulo transport tunnel into a kind of graphic charnel house, lined with skulls. He created the images, the project's website explains, "by selectively scraping off layers of black soot deposited on those walls in the short life of this orifice of modernity." eventually, authorities came along and fire-hosed the work down. what a bunch of mal contents. sheesh.