Department of Public Works defines what is and isn’t art

Art is a tricky thing to define. As we all know. Or maybe we don’t. I find it a lot easier to recognize what is art than what isn’t. Today I got into a debate with a Twitter account for DPW’s Zero Graffiti program. What strikes me the most about Zero Graffiti SF‘s argument here is the implication that acknowledging that something is art is to condone it or qualify it in a positive way. I understand that the city doesn’t want people tagging where they’re not supposed to (pretty much everywhere), but I wonder why they won’t call it art. Or rather, why they specifically decide to say that it’s not.

Feeling #Alone

Very important question

[via Megan]

Naked wolf lady hobo graffiti

[via The Fog Bender]

Which is it?

[via Less Jokes]

Who needs dating apps

You might not crave crème brûlée for a while after reading this sticker

Right? Crème brûlée’s kind of phlegmy.

(Sorry, local crème brûlée purveyors.)

That moment when you’re on BART and you realize that they’re not painting the walls…

…they’re cleaning them.

[at Embarcadero Station, thanks to reader Rob for the submission!]

My relationship status with The Mission: It’s complicated

Hey, how do you feel about Safeway?

[via David Mohr]