graffiti

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.

By - 1/27/16 - 9:50 am
Graffitti on the front of the BPL in Copley Square

Zik is among the many outraged to see graffiti scrawled all along the Dartmouth Street side of the Copley Square library this morning.

By - 1/12/16 - 9:07 pm
Central Square David Bowie tribute

Chris Devers found this Bowie tribute in the Central Square graffiti alley today.

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By - 1/7/16 - 7:58 am
Defaced Pesky 6 outside Fenway Park

"Not cool," Mister Jason opines after seeing a defaced 6 outside Fenway Park last night.

By - 12/18/15 - 12:01 pm
No dogs

A graffiti-hating citizen reports this "illegal graffiti" on Bolton Street in South Boston. We await the city blasting this off, to be followed by a complaint about unleashed dogs running amok on Bolton.

H/t Joseph G.

By - 10/29/15 - 11:05 am
Messed up Green Line trolley

Harry Wong noticed today that somebody spent a fair amount of time decorating a Green Line trolley at the Cleveland Circle yard with a large representation of a classic English word.

Alas for Tagger Dude, that's an un-rebuilt old trolley, so it's not going anywhere, except to get fixed and repaired (the Globe reports it's not one of the trolleys heading to upstate New York for a major overhaul). Also, when it comes to taggers, T cops go into Mountie mode.

By - 10/7/15 - 7:06 pm

Dedham Police report they are trying to figure out who spray painted a total of five swastikas and left other offensive graffiti around town, including at the Endicott commuter-rail station.

Read more.

By - 7/3/15 - 12:35 pm
Math problem as graffiti in Harvard Square

iFnLvBos wonders about the meaning of this scrawl at the Harvard Square T stop.

John Ruch points us to the infamous P versus NP problem:

Informally, it asks whether every problem whose solution can be quickly verified by a computer can also be quickly solved by a computer. It was essentially first mentioned in a 1956 letter written by Kurt Gödel to John von Neumann.

By - 6/30/15 - 2:52 pm
Defaced Christopher Columbus statue in the North End

Matt Conti at NorthEndWaterfront.com forwarded this photo of the defacement of the Christopher Columbus statue in Columbus Park some time last night.

By noon today, the paint and message were completely gone after a thorough power washing by a city crew.

Over the years, the statue has been marked up by people with a point to make - once, the statue was even decapitated.

By - 5/25/15 - 8:42 am
Old Budd car in Somerville

Chris Silverio photographed the old Budd cars in the Somerville yards outside North Station. Read more.

By - 5/15/15 - 11:02 am
Protester in West Roxbury against Spectra pipeline

Photo by Rhea Becker. That's the quarry entrance in the background.

Early this morning, members of the newly formed Parkway Pipeline Prevention League marked out the route of a proposed high-pressure natural-gas pipeline along Grove Street in West Roxbury, then turned themselves into E-5 detectives for booking. Read more.

By - 4/26/15 - 1:38 pm

Somebody filed a Citizen Connect complaint about one of his tags at 336A Shawmut Ave.

Last week:
Swastika in a Back Bay alley.

By - 4/22/15 - 3:03 pm
Swastika in the Back Bay

A roving UHub correspondent alerted us yesterday to this swastika on the rear wall of 66 Hereford St. in the Back Bay. It was still there this afternoon, granted, in an alley behind a parked car.

By - 11/23/14 - 9:57 am
Graffiti on the Jamaicaway in Jamaica Pond

A concerned citizen critiques the unknown artist's recent oeuvre:

You can't be a tortured artist if you don't have talent. This person is tagging the whole neighborhood and it's really becoming a problem. Mostly because it's not good art.

By - 9/9/14 - 3:10 pm

That word comes too late for a pair of Boston residents, whom Transit Police report were literally caught red handed on charges of defacing the driver's door of a Red Line trains last night.

Police say that around 8 p.m. yesterday, somebody punched in their digits to report that two guys who had been marking up the driver's door on a Red Line train were getting off at Downtown Crossing.

By - 7/29/14 - 2:24 pm
Pro-Confederate graffiti in Boston

A Union-backing citizen complains about some graffiti on a bench along the water near the Aquarium:

Weird pro-confederate propaganda graffiti on the benches by the water.

By - 7/25/14 - 12:30 pm

Boston Magazine reports somebody went around the outside of the MFA spray painting bad renditions of Homer Simpson - including on the base of "Appeal to the Great Spirit" on Huntington Avenue.

Ed. question: Anybody notice the explosion of graffiti along the Orange Line from Forest Hills to just past Back Bay over the last few months?

By - 7/9/14 - 7:21 am

Somerville Nieghborhood News interviews the Not Art guy, who lives in Somerville:

In the past, creating ‘not art’ was something he did for fun. But this year, after he lost two food service jobs in three months, he decided it was a sign that he should pursue art full-time. ... "I'm planning on staying here,” he said. "I'm not going to be moving to Brooklyn like everybody else."

By - 5/8/14 - 4:14 pm
You're right, it's not art

Alexandra Knowles captured the work of a Not Art kibbitzer today, at Mass. Ave. and Huntington.

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