Acme Foundry

Acme Foundry Would Like To Thank Whoever Finally Added Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner To The Building

On the one hand, graffiti is technically illegal, and most companies would be pretty darn peeved to find a stranger had made unapproved additions to their building. But on the other hand, Acme Foundry thinks it’s about time someone finally adorned the entrance to the building with the entirely appropriate Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner Looney Tunes characters. [More]

How could you tag something better than nature already has?

Feds Searching For Graffiti Artist Vandalizing National Parks And Leaving An Instagram Handle Behind

The idea of leaving a place better than when you found it is a fine idea when it comes to things like tidying up a campground before you take off, but that does not mean painting graffiti all over our nation’s parks and wild places. But hey, leaving your Instagram handle on those paintings is a nice touch that should help out authorities when they come looking for you. [More]

L.A. City Councilman Proposes Making Spray Paint Buyers Provide Addresses, IDs

L.A. City Councilman Proposes Making Spray Paint Buyers Provide Addresses, IDs

Los Angeles is a city crawling with artists and graffiti vandals, and both sectors — as well as other folks who like to paint stuff for legitimate reasons — are big on buying spray paint. In order to keep closer tabs on the graffiti types, the L.A. City Council is proposing a law that would require anyone who buys spray paint to submit their address and identification so police can keep the information on file. [More]

"Stop Shopping Its Sick! Barf!"

"Stop Shopping Its Sick! Barf!"

There is an abandoned building in Brooklyn that periodically sports a new piece of anti-capitalist graffiti. The latest, descending to self-parody, says “Stop shopping its sick! Barf!” I laugh when I see it. [More]

Who Is This BNE Guy Putting Stickers Everywhere?

Who Is This BNE Guy Putting Stickers Everywhere?

Who is BNE? Why are cities of the world covered in stickers bearing the graffiti artist’s initials? And why is McDonald’s his biggest rival? [More]

Budget Demands $2,080.93 To Repair Preexisting Damage

Budget Demands $2,080.93 To Repair Preexisting Damage

Kevin noted on his Budget rental forms that his truck was covered with graffiti and other nicks and scratches before driving off the lot. As soon as he returned the truck, the lot agent pointed out a slew of damage and invited him inside. He said that Kevin had two options: pay $670 in cash immediately, or pay several thousand dollars to corporate later. Kevin paid the extortion fee, but now Budget’s corporate office wants $2,080 to repair, among other things, graffiti damage.

Advertising Equals Graffiti

Advertising Equals Graffiti

New York City has these special video billboards at the top of subway stops playing silent movies for Lexus, Chanel, and NBC. It’s kinda beautiful, and kinda annoying.

Ads Call Graffiti ‘Pollution'; Grafiiti Says, ‘Likewise’

Ads Call Graffiti ‘Pollution'; Grafiiti Says, ‘Likewise’

BBDO launched a pro-bono advertising campaign for the city of San Francisco desgined to curb graffiti.

Verizon Fined For DC Graffiti Campaign

Verizon Fined For DC Graffiti Campaign

More guerrilla marketing via public vandalism: Verizon has been fined $1050 for spraying graffiti on Washington D.C. sidewalks advertising the Yellow Pages.

Graffiti Artists Buff The Man’s Billboards

Graffiti Artists Buff The Man’s Billboards

Buffing is when graffiti artist’s work gets scrubbed over by The Man. Stieg point us to what happens when a street artist buffs The Man back, in this case, a billboard in the Red Hook borough of Brooklyn. The only tools required were a roller, paint and an a roller extension.

Tats Cru Sprays for Pay in Williamsburg Again

Tats Cru Sprays for Pay in Williamsburg Again

The ‘graffiti’ ad for the Hummer H3 by the Bronx-based ‘Tats Cru’ wasn’t well-received. While it started out relatively clean (and nice looking, if we had to be honest), but the residents of the neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, quickly made their feelings about “STREET.ART” known. (Did you know that “Hummer = Death?” We learn from graffiti every day.)

Sony Stealth Sucks

Sony Stealth Sucks

There’s an excellent entry up over at Scatterbox detailing Sony’s perfidious scum-suckery (ed – penultimate ‘s’ chipperly added because The Consumerist is, at heart, a family publication). First: the spyware and malware they surreptitiously installed on the computers of thousands of people who had actually bothered to buy their CDs; then, vandalizing other people’s property so they could tattoo their rainbow corporate swastika in public places on somebody else’s dime. These guys are sleazy enough that a mere push would send them in a frictionless glide right across the pit full of jagged glass bottles and honey consumers would like to roll them in.