Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal

I found an interesting article over at WebUrbanist (via Digg.) It reviews a video by Matt McCormick that explores buffing-as-art titled "The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal." The article has an excerpt from the documentary and a few other videos, as well as images that capture this "subconscious" artform.

Excerpt from article: "Most would argue that graffiti removal is at best the elimination of vandalism or at worst the destruction of art, right? One award-winning film argues something quite different: that graffiti removal is the ultimate next step in the progression of modern art."

Buff mark alphabet by Hopemeng.

link to article.
link to Flickr group.
link to another article over on Ward-o-matic.