Guerilla street art viral marketing campaign for new Apple-Nike-McDonald’s collaboration

Hopefully they get slapped with some fines or something for de-beautifying our community like this.

[via Matt]

San Francisco’s graffiti hierarchy and the Case of the Honey Bear

In a lengthy piece about why graffiti artists often don’t tag murals, KQED considers the Case of the Honey Bear:

In January, street artist fnnch began creating stencils of honey bears within a four-block radius around the Mission District.

“We all take this image for granted as being totally acceptable,” says fnnch. “But really it’s a surreal idea that you would put honey into a container that’s shaped like a bear.”

On the first night he painted five honey bears, some of them directly on top of tags that graffiti writers had left on mailboxes. Within a week, someone had taken a blue spray-paint can and made a mark right through the center of the bears — the ultimate sign of disrespect.

“When I posted [photos of my work] on Instagram, people started to comment and say that I shouldn’t paint on top of tags for my own safety,” says fnnch.

He had upset the graffiti hierarchy.

Read on for lots more insights into the world of graffiti and murals and why “street artists” are sometimes not respected.

What’s your graffiti name?


[via Abby]

Some interesting poetry about the SFPD, I think

[via Capp Street Crap]

Dirt Cobain isn’t happy that John’s Burgers closed down

Or perhaps he’s just pissed that Kurt Cobain’s suicide note just became a t-shirt.

Either way, he still wants his Asics back.

Some interesting butt-related graffiti on a wall in Oakland

[via Eastbayside]

Life advice, courtesy of some graffiti at Lexington Club

[via @lester_pea]

Go Giants!

[via The Fog Bender]

Local’s Corner defaced again

And they’re not open for lunch anymore, so nobody’s shown up to clean it up yet.

I thought they might cut the guy some slack after he admitted calling it Local’s Corner was a bad idea, but nope.

(Thanks, Jess and Camille.)

The first graffiti on the pristine new mens’ room wall at Pop’s

Guerilla promo for ’90s Simpsons Trivia at the Knockout this Sunday perhaps?