A French artist is replacing ugly graffiti with their legible translations - take a look!
Have you ever peered at a wall littered with graffiti and wondered what the artist was trying to express?
French artist Mathieu Tremblin has, and the illegible creations are actually what inspired him to develop a number of urban street projects. MemeFest reports that the graduate of fine arts began working with site-specific urban interventions, graffiti culture, branding and the détournement of objects used in publications, installations, photography and video upon graduation.
And, his most recent project reveals what walls would look like if the individuals who vandalized them made their messages legible. As you’ll find out below, there’s little sense to many of the phrases and words tagged on buildings.
“Tag Clouds principle is to replace the all-over of graffiti calligraphy by readable translations like the clouds of keywords which can be found on the Internet. It shows the analogy between physical tag and virtual tag, both in the form (tagged walls compositions look the same as tag clouds), and in substance (like keywords which are markers of net surfing, graffiti are markers of urban drifting).”
You can find more out about the artist by visiting his website.
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