June 9, 2005

Whose walls, whose art, whose secret job?

Category: Chicago — @ 10:35 am

From the Wooster Collective, Buffing becomes an inside job:

As more advertisers incorporate graf and street art into their campaigns, more graffiti writers are taking to the streets to protest against it. But in many cases, there’s an interesting twist to all of this.

The artists who are defacing the ads, are also the same artists who created them.

Here’s the situation: A large segment of the most hardcore graf and street artists also have day jobs to pay the bills. Who doesn’t. But many of them now work in traditional ad agencies or design shops. Their identity on the streets is kept secret in the workplace…

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