R2-D2's true purpose revealed

R2-D2 as barbecue on side of Park Street subway stop in Boston

Chalked on the side of one of the entrances to the Park Street T stop this afternoon.

Neighborhoods: 

Topics: 

Free tagging: 

Ad:

Comments

Subtle Marketing?

Just saying, the advertising budget for Solo seems to be in the billons. This might be a non-traditional way to spread the word.

As long as they didn't use Lite Brites, I guess things are cool though.

up
Voting is closed. 34

Hi Neighbor!

By on

Is that a Narragansett he's drinking?

up
Voting is closed. 23

I wish this person wouldn't

By on

I wish this person wouldn't draw on the T station. The country's oldest subway station doesn't write on you, so you should have the same respect for it.

up
Voting is closed. 19

Hah. Good one.

By on

It's CHALK. It will go away the first time someone pisses on that wall. And that won't be a long time.

up
Voting is closed. 29

Would you want someone to

By on

Would you want someone to write on you with chalk without your permission?

up
Voting is closed. 9

drawing?

By on

I wish this person wouldn't pee on the T station. The country's oldest subway station doesn't pee on you, so you should have the same respect for it.

up
Voting is closed. 14

Shepard Fairey

By on

The brilliant street artist was arrested by the police for a lot less than this piece of art. I'm sure they are reviewing all the videos from Park street station.

up
Voting is closed. 23

You do realize ...

By on

That chalk will come off in the first rain, as opposed to the more permanent paint that Banksy and Fairey use, right?

up
Voting is closed. 26

You do realize

By on

it's still vandalism, even if it's "only" chalk. Would you be so understanding if someone did this on the side of your house?

up
Voting is closed. 24

sure

By on

Beats being egged or spray painted.

up
Voting is closed. 15

Does chalk always come off

By on

Does chalk always come off vertical surfaces in every rainstorm?

up
Voting is closed. 12

Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey:

  • Helps himself to images belonging to others, in order to produce derivative works.
  • Brings lawsuits against those who similarly try to use his images
  • Helps himself to property belonging to others, permanently defacing it as a canvas to display his work
up
Voting is closed. 27

Good Point!

By on

Adam, but Shepard Fairey never painted anything he put up a poster and was arrested at the ICA where he was speaking at a function in his honor.

up
Voting is closed. 19

History Lesson

By on

In the early 70s, maybe 1973 or 74 (I'm old), somebody (maybe the T or the Mayor's Office) put up large blank white billboards for a whole summer on the walls of the Park Street and Boylston T stop entrances on the Common, the idea being that people could write whatever they wanted on them. Express yourself. A very early 70s idea. From what I recall there were very few drawings, and graffiti as we know it now wasn't quite a thing yet, but there was a lot of writing. Lots of poems, song lyrics, names in hearts, undying declarations of love...on the whole it was very positive and uplifting. I used to enjoy looking at them as well as writing on them. I'm not sure if such a project would work out as well today.

up
Voting is closed. 17

They were different

By on

The Cambridge Alley seems to be primarily artworks. The 70s billboards on the common were more like people scribbling down what they were thinking at the time. It was like a mind-map of collective consciousness.

up
Voting is closed. 15