Reverse Grafitti Video: Eco Street Art Literally Cleans Up Urban Pollution and Grime

Via on Aug 25, 2008


Guerilla windshield art by Scott Wade 

Remember the last time you couldn’t resist scrawling “WASH ME” on a grimy car windshield? That same impulse is strong in these reverse grafitti artists, who use the city’s grit and pollution as their main materials, and actually wash it off to create art rather than spraying on a new layer. Check out these photos and this video clip of a team in action.
Alexandre Orion‘s work in Sao Paolo, Brazil. 


Moose,” aka Paul Curtis works in San Francisco


 

About Merete Mueller

Merete is a writer and filmmaker, and was once-upon-a-time the Managing Editor of elephant journal's print incarnation, from 2006-2008. Today, you can find her on Twitter @meretemueller and on her blog To The Bones. Her first documentary, "TINY: A Story About Living Small", about people who have downsized their lives into homes the size of a parking space, premiered at SXSW in March 2013.

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4 Responses to “Reverse Grafitti Video: Eco Street Art Literally Cleans Up Urban Pollution and Grime”

  1. this kind of creativity puts a smile on my face…

  2. That is a great idea, a lot more creative than the ‘wash me’

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