Friday, August 20, 2010

An informal survey of graffiti in the area where we live

Here is an informal visual survey of various graffiti found near our building in downtown Jyväskylä, Finland.

Stencils. I always like a nice stencil.

A couple of nice stencils. Near the City Church.

And more stencils. Pretty much the same place as the previous ones.

The Jyväskylä Youth Council has provided a legal practice wall near city hall during the current renovation project.

Practice wall, sponsored by the City Youth Council. Located next to Jyväskylä City Hall.

More practice wall.

And more.

Some fairly standard, uninspiring, even uninspired splotches down by the tracks.

Finally, thanks to this jerk who tagged the front door of our building. As a members of the housing co-op, we will be paying for the removal of your moronic expressions.


  1. But tagging is ART duuuuuude

  2. feh, tagging is not art, it's pissing on a pole.

    there's some nice stuff on the practice wall. when I visited Helsinki back in '99 there were more than a couple of graffiti pictures in my collection.