Sunday, July 16, 2017

What graffiti artists think...

I just wrote about yesterday's trip to Stuttgart.  In the interest of keeping my travel blog somewhat PG rated, I didn't include a few photos I took yesterday afternoon.  They were in our local train station.


Lovely cursive writing in English...


Pac Man...


And someone's eloquent thoughts about the G20...

It's always interesting to read what the people think when it's sprayed all over public property.  There's a lot of graffiti in Stuttgart.  Really, I've seen it all over Europe.  I don't like the idea of people defacing buildings and such, but the statements they leave are sometimes interesting.  Like, for instance, the Pac Man motif at the Herrenberg system.  It kind of makes one wonder how old the person was that made it.  Pac Man was a thing about 35 years ago, but I'd be surprised if today's young folks play it.  The artist seems to be sharing a graphic story about cops trying to catch the vandals.

Not long ago, someone painted the word "penis" on the backs of signs over A8.  It was on the opposite side of the road, so those heading east toward Munich could see the vandalism.  It finally got covered over after a few weeks, but I'm sure it will be back.  Those sneaky artists are always lurking, waiting to spread their messages far and wide.  This has probably been going on for as long as spray paint has existed.  



4 comments:

  1. I'm with you on this. I don't like the idea, but what people choose to write is sometimes interesting.

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  2. Here it's especially interesting because a lot of times, it's in English.

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    1. Why do you think it's so often in English there?

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    2. English is everywhere. A lot of advertising includes English words, too. It's really pervasive.

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