There’s a bridge in my old neighbourhood (in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) that used to get graphiti all over it.
I’m not sure who’s behind it, but there’s a great mural on both sides of the area that used to get tagged. The problem with the tagging was that it was all over the concrete – that was hard to clean, and hard to contain. The new setup has boards placed where they can get art on them, without destroying the brick behind.
More than a smart piece of physical engineering, I love that this setup involves social engineering as well. The work on these boards is very good, so anyone who respects the work won’t write over it.
Smart setup, smart thinking, great art.
I like it.