Graffiti of the Day

ImageWell is a great little program with a simple purpose: it makes it easy to post images to a webserver from a Mac.

Using ImageWell to post an image works like this: drag image onto the ImageWell icon, name it, and upload. The URL of the image gets automatically copied to the clipboard, where it can be then pasted into a weblog editor.

This is so much easier than the old way of doing this — open image editor, crop image, resize, save, open MacSFTP, transfer the file — that it makes frequent image posting an easy, painless task where once it was an occasional inconvenience.

All of which leads me to this image, one of a series of images of Charlottetown graffiti that I took this fall.

Stay tuned for more graffiti as the week progresses.


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Helena on June 5, 2004 - 01:38 Permalink

I rekon that graffiti is a good but then bad thing because if it is a good thing you are not doing any harm but if it is a bad thing you are just spoiling something that is not yours and the government could be spending the money on something better than just cleaning up graffiti. The government spends more than 2 million every year cleaning up graffiti.

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Somewhat Generic on January 22, 2005 - 15:36 Permalink

as strange as it may seem, summerside actually has more of the graffiti classified as ‘graffiti art’ than charlottetown… and much of charlottetown’s ‘graffiti art’ (almost non-existant) comes from summerside vandals, with the exception of one prominant graffiti writer who visits charlottetown in the summers from toronto.

if you couldn’t already tell, i enjoy urban photography as well and have picked up a knack for recognizing graffiti of the likes.

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Leona on February 24, 2005 - 21:42 Permalink

Who is the ‘somewhat prominent’ write who visits from Toronto in the summers?

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andrew on February 28, 2005 - 21:26 Permalink

hello, that picture shouldnt even be classified as graffiti. i am a graffiti arstist in calgary alberta canada and i belive that if you want to write about graffiti pictures you should show some real graffiti. Almost anybody could spraypaint that with a couple caps. writing graffiti is a skill and most people can not do it. it takes hours of practice sketching out your design, not to vandalize a building or train, but to express yourself in a creative manner. penalties and fines are way to high for what is being done. the punishment should fit the crime and it is unfair for kids to have to pay a hefty price for creative progression. many people associate graffiti with gangs and crime, but in calgary less then 7% of all graffiti is gang related. many companies and building hire graffiti arstists to put graffiti on their buildings as advertisements. graffiti art has been placed behind a curtain that reads vandalism. people need to see past the curtain and see the art for what it really is.

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hyello on March 2, 2005 - 10:05 Permalink

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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Gary on August 16, 2005 - 19:37 Permalink

i am a writer from summerside, its true that picture that was posted could be done by anyone, theres a fine line between graffiti and graffiti art, if somebody spraypainted john loves julia on the side of a building, would you call that graffiti art? probably not. as far as punishments for graff goes, i cant complain, if i owned a business the last thing id want is people writing all over it.

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Gary on August 16, 2005 - 19:39 Permalink

oh, and theres a good reason summerside has more graff than chtown, summerside has more writers while there are only about a handful in charlottetown, and, charlottetown has like..a gestapo style police force. sorry for the double posting

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duran on November 4, 2005 - 11:49 Permalink

Well , &#305 think graffiti would be a part of art if that would write without arguaments. Because Art stands for beauty . But if you can not find anything beatiful about the graffiti , you couldnt call that as an art. &#304f one graffiti disturbs somebody , That graffiti calls like a part of art , would not be unique.
So make the graffiti legal , to make that thing art

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F18 on March 21, 2006 - 13:42 Permalink

Hey. I’m a tagger in C-town and I have got to say that some of the art around the downtown scene is pretty cool. It’s nothing compaired to like Ontario or Alberta though. I give a lot of respect to the people who can put up murals in a short while. My tags are just tiny little quickies and such. I’ve not yet been caught tagging anything…close…but not caught. How the hell do some people manage those HUGE pieces? Is it over a long period of time or is it stencil? Questions that remain unanswered for the time being. Also I hope to see more tags around downtown. Thanks for making the city beautiful