w17-P3 Blog Search


     For a good portion of my life I have always had an interest in street art and graffiti. Something about the diverse color palette and abstract figures and lettering has always inspired me. Maybe it has something to do with me being raised in Vegas and watching the murals roll by on train cars, as well as huge pieces done on the sides of buildings and freeways. I was just attracted to it and it’s culture all together. That is why today for this blog search I decided to go with Vandalog ( https://blog.vandalog.com/ ) . Vandalog is a blog about graffiti, street art, and viral art. It was started in October 2008. It has six current writers and contributors to the blog. Things I find particularly interesting about the blog is the amount of attention and detail you find it each article. Graffiti has a stigma that is generally negative, because when people think of it, it is usually a sloppy tag on the wall or the lame window or mirror “scribe”. What I appreciate about the blog is that they get in depth about certain topics and even provide links to the art shows for certain writers (NTEL being one specifically, https://blog.vandalog.com/2017/01/a-deep-dive-with-ntel/ ). They handle graffiti and street art as a true respected art form when a large portion of the art community undermines it, unless it’s a Banksy piece. There is just something comforting about each article when you can see that the author of the post is very passionate about the subject and they have well researched facts to back up their opinions. I would highly suggest checking it out if you have some free time, and want to see some great art, and read some well written articles about it.

(video taken from: https://blog.vandalog.com/2016/11/film-the-police/  )

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