Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Door stoppers

As much as you might dislike having graffiti all over your building there’s not a lot you can do about it. Ok, you can paint it out over and over again but maybe giving way and doing your own version might be smarter. Although any wall on any building is up for grabs there’s still a perverse code that generally leaves  the work of other graffiti artists alone so in Barcelona businesses have taken advantage of this. Many of them hire artists to paint murals on their roller doors in an effort to save being tagged by the my-art-like-it-or-not school. We came across a group of painters hard at work on Sunday and then started noticing these hand-decorated doors all over the city.

Images: top, anti graffiti graffiti-artist sets up to decorate a store's roller door. Below painted doors, Barcelona