Monday, February 25, 2013

Winter Graffiti
















             
                Graffiti never stops. It does slow down in winter, but graffiti does accumulate in part because the taggers continue their work even in the coldest months of the year. This is a city of Chicago stop sign circa 1994. It is nonreflective and a good solid metal sign. The newer reflective stop signs were manufactured without taking into account that they will be tagged (the red paint comes off with goof off). This is the Sherwin L viaduct just steps from the alderman's office. You can see that the city has covered graffiti in a patchwork fashion (white over yellow) and this only invites more tagging. Goof off was sprayed onto the sign and then the graffiti simply wiped off with a rag, this took a grand total of one minute. Equal or less to how long it took to put up the graffiti. Four of the other signs were tagged and also there was tagging on a concrete pillar. Caterpillar yellow spray paint is a perfect match for the yellow. Available at most Ace Hardware stores. The photo was taken 2-24-13.

5 comments:

Stanley Katakowski said...

Good work!

Philip McGregor Rogers said...

Thanks Stan. Of course this isn't posted in search of accolades. Its to bring awareness to sign vandalism and graffiti in general. It shouldn't be tolerated especially so close to the alderman's office.

The first picture resembles gangland Bronx 1980s, the second shot looks like a nice regular city locale.

Sal Carlotti said...

If you ever lived in Pelham Bay then you know this deserves accolades. Ricans were bad in the Bronx. Don't let it start here.

Philip McGregor Rogers said...

Looking at wikipedia you learn stuff sometimes. Some of Pelham Bay Park extends into Westchester County. Didnt know that.

Helen said...

"Looking at wikipedia you learn stuff sometimes." Some of it might actually be true, though I wouldn't count on it.