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Faces

A new series of graffiti pieces have been cropping up around UCSB.

A new series of graffiti pieces have been cropping up around UCSB.

I saw one of these faces and thought nothing of it. Then I noticed a second one across campus.

From then it has become a goal to find as many as I can. I did the same thing with the complementary graffiti a week ago (the “Looking Good” text bubbles). Similar there is another series of red Mario mushrooms around campus, which tend to be paired with no smoking stencils (I do not know if these are official).

These faces tend to be at intersections, car and bike ones. I think I have found three so far, I am sure that there are more around if not they will appear in the next week or so. I might have to start carrying my camera with me at all times so I don’t have to resort to my camera phone (though it is less noticeable).

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A friendly bush.

A friendly bush.

I really enjoy non-tagging graffiti, especially when it is artistic, political or absurd.

Recently on campus there has been a series of chalk graffiti in the form of chat bubbles coming out of trees, trash cans and sprinklers with phrases like “You just made my day”, “Relax”, “Take it easy” and “Nice shirt”. When I first saw one I sort of glossed over, then I noticed another and eventually a string of them stretching out from the library. Without my camera I resorted to the next best thing: my camera phone.

I found ten of them in the first go and found another today. Unfortunately I could not get a picture of the eleventh as I was running late, I also saw one partially rubbed out. Tomorrow I will venture to capture these and hunt for a few more.

Overall UCSB tends to like stencil an chalk graffiti.

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Subtlety

A well articulated message for the masses.

A well articulated message for the masses.

Nothing warms my heart more then a terse, straight forward piece of graffiti. Especially when it is very direct with no ambiguity.

Raytheon has a large presence in Goleta and often gives new, experimental or just free stuff to the researchers at school. In return for products and support I suppose they get novel applications of their products and free marketing. Also developing ties to an undergraduate institution can probably facilitate recruiting, especially new graduates already familiar with their products and fields.

I don’t use any of their stuff, mostly because I don’t have a need.

Yet this particular voice must have had a close relationship to Raytheon or just dislike them for a distance.

As a side note camera phones give a certain feel to a photo that I think sometimes contributes to an image.

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Grout Job

 

What a grout job done.

What a grout job done.

Scratched into the small gaps between the tiles lay a hundred puns. The markings offer a public service: to provide reading material.

Each pun appears to be scratched in with the same writing style written by a dozen hands.

  • Oscar the Grout
  • The Grout Wall of China
  • Who is John Grout?
  • Of Grout and Men

These are a few of the witticisms contained within the Davidson Library Men’s Bathroom.

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