graffiti

By - 6/23/17 - 10:20 am
Badly done graffiti in Allston

You call that a signature? Photo by BPD.

Boston Police report officers prowling the back lanes of Allston in search of spray-painting taggers found one behind the Five Guys on Comm. Ave. at Harvard around 1:30 a.m. yesterday: Read more.

By - 6/6/17 - 5:38 pm
Mouse house on Linden Street in Allston

Melissa Sullivan enjoyed this ratty graffiti on the side of a building on Linden Street in Allston.

By - 4/10/17 - 9:33 am

Graffiti at Thompson Center

Larry Johnson spent some time recently at the Thompson Center, which some residents want to turn into a multi-use dog park, but which state Rep. Angelo Scaccia is fighting to keep it just the way it is.

Artists have complete freedom of expression here in billboard size pieces and are not fettered by the limitations put upon them by "community standards" or neighborhood associations who govern what can be put on public walls, or commercial concerns, or "acceptable" material teenagers can create on a mural project under adult supervision. This outdoor gallery is a unique museum of these creations, ever changing and challenging convention.

By - 2/27/17 - 12:00 am
What will you tell your kids you did in the Trump resistance?

Maria M. spotted this graffiti'd question in Central Square.

Copyright Maria M. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/20/17 - 10:40 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports somebody got some pretty good surveillance photos of a guy spray-painting buildings on Henchman Street in the North End.

By - 1/3/17 - 5:27 pm

For the second time in six months, vandals have defaced a mural at the corner of Archdale and Washington Street that depicts a Dominican saying. Unlike in June, today's defacement appears to be the work of two different taggers.

After the first incident, members of the Mayor's Mural Crew repainted the mural about two weeks later. The mural crew, however, consists of high-school students who only work in the summer.

By - 11/18/16 - 3:53 pm
Meadowcroft

Transit Police report a guy who goes by the nom de spray of CIGA is now wanted by police in Cheyenne, WY for tagging up local utility poles and street signs.

Read more.

By - 10/31/16 - 12:57 pm

Not one but two concerned citizens report "politically inflammatory" graffiti scrawled on the walls and surface of the Fallon Field street-hockey rink overnight, such as "Hillary for Prison" and "Clinton killed Americans."

By - 10/7/16 - 1:44 pm

Shire is a Lexington company that got permission earlier this year to sell a drug that allegedly helps people with chronic dry eye disease. You know, like Restasis. But unlike the company that makes that, Shire's decided a good way to advertise their product is to fill the sidewalks of Boston with chalk ads overnight. The city reports it's sending out parks-department crews to deal with the dry chalk issue - by washing the crap off.

Shire's headquarters is conveniently located off the intersections of 128 and 2, should anybody wish to do a little impromptu chalking. We're sure they'd love it.

By - 7/25/16 - 10:12 am
Not art in Chinese

Chris Devers spotted this graffiti on a building in East Somerville and wondered what it meant.

Our own Kaz reports it says "Not Art." Really.

By - 7/19/16 - 3:31 pm

A mural showing Charles River rowers on a wall in Lincoln Street that recently went up has already been defaced by some jerk who's doing his part to "keep Allston shitty." Universal Hub users who think that not posting photos of such defacement is equivalent to lynchings can see the damage. Maybe some volunteers can do for this mural what the Mayor's Mural Crew recently did for a defaced mural in Roslindale.

By - 7/15/16 - 9:31 pm

The four teens old enough to be publicly identified. Photos from Hull PD.

Hull Police report an officer on routine patrol caught a group of teens red-handed after they allegedly spray painted graffiti all over Fort Revere on Boston Harbor around 12:30 this morning. Read more.

By - 7/12/16 - 9:56 pm
Redone mural in Roslindale

Gnome Anne watched the Mayor's Mural Crew today repair the mural at Washington and Archdale that some jerk defaced three weeks ago, less than a year after it was put up.

By - 6/3/16 - 8:55 pm
Keep Allston shitty: New graffiti thanking state for clearing away old graffiti

Not long after we reported on the graffiti battle on the Franklin Street footbridge, the state got rid of the graffiti (no doubt just a coincidence). As Rose shows us, that didn't last long.

By - 5/30/16 - 10:09 am

Bradley photographically preserved a copy of a note posted to the Franklin Street footbridge over the turnpike and train tracks in Allston. Turlach MacDonagh shows us some of the more literate of the graffiti.

By - 4/10/16 - 11:31 am

A sage citizen complains about the dolt who spread out a message across much of the length of a long wall on Winthrop Street in Roxbury, that message being "I'M NOT AN IDIOT," to which the citizen replies:

The rest of us don't share that sentiment.

By - 3/11/16 - 10:03 pm
White Power logo on a Brookline traffic-control box

A UHub photographer spotted this racist graffiti on a traffic-control box at Beacon and Hawes streets in Brookline this afternoon: She adds:

I called the non emergency police phone number and they came right away.

By - 3/10/16 - 2:10 pm
Graffiti at Centre and Greenough streets in Jamaica Plain

At lunchtime, Joe Growhoski noticed this new and large graffiti at Centre and Greenough streets in Jamaica Plain.

By 1:30 p.m., a crew was already removing it, he reports: Read more.

By - 2/28/16 - 11:02 am
Graffiti: Make America hate again

ItalianInBoston spotted this graffiti (well, it would be hard not to) on Knapp Street in Chinatown last night.

By - 1/27/16 - 11:35 pm
Graffiti in Fields Corner and Back Bay

A Fields Corner resident looked at the graffiti sprayed on the BPL in Copley Square this morning and thought it looked familiar. Read more.