Reverse graffiti hits the streets of Riga

The streets of Riga host some pretty cool reverse graffiti action! No paint was involved, the artists only cleaned certain spots.

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+17 1. Ganjabus commented 13 years ago

For some reason, this video reminds me of this picture:
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+5 2. cretia commented 13 years ago

they could have heaps of dirty wall space in the back streets of Paris or London
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+10 3. DARKENEMY commented 13 years ago

nice. I live in Riga.
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+4 4. Xionbox (moderator) commented 13 years ago

#2 The problem in Paris is that a lot of walls have actual painted graffiti on them, and it's horribly difficult to clean, especially on limestone (which is what makes the older buildings in Paris).
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+3 5. metataggers commented 13 years ago

Nice music and editing too...
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+9 6. Severd_nerv commented 13 years ago

And yet the POLICE would still find a way to charge you for it.

Nice work :D
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+1 7. IamFriendly commented 13 years ago

#3 oh me too <3 <3
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+2 8. loadrunner commented 13 years ago

They use it in advertisements too, that's very anoying. and ugly.

Was hoping some artist made some real art were I live, instead of ads, but not... :(
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+2 9. S3B commented 13 years ago

Its an interesting loophole. Advertisers in the UK (London in my case) knew the law wouldn't allow them to directly place adverts on the street pavements. So then someone came up with the idea that instead of directly placing ads on the pavement they could use a stencil to "clean" a part of the pavement. Afterall, there is no law to stop you from cleaning the street, even if done partially.
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-4 10. Gorf commented 13 years ago

Wait a minute - they do less than half a job of cleaning the grime off the walls and streets, and it becomes SNOTR-worthy?
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+2 11. obelicks69 commented 13 years ago

banksy does this better....
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+2 12. RandurSource commented 13 years ago

I would like this on my currently green terrace tiles, just need to make waterproof shapes

Is this the same crew from this video a while ago:
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+3 13. YoArgentino commented 13 years ago

In Argentina we use this technique to write with a finger on dirty cars "lavame sucio".
It's in our culture.
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0 14. gouranga4ever commented 13 years ago

Why are they writing in English?
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0 15. Nifen commented 13 years ago

I Lived in Latvia for 6 months :) Though not Riga.
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0 16. jackDjohnson commented 11 years ago

Please share this idea with Detroit.. ;)