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Courtesy of NZ Herald.  Auckland may be in lockdown but that hasn't stopped taggers from leaving hundreds of marks across the city, including more than 50 new eyesores that have been plastered along the sides of just one motorway. Both Waka Kotahi and KiwiRail, which manage vandalism on the motorways and rail corridors, say there has been an increase in tagging across their networks since the city went into lockdown. One of the worst to be hit appears to be the Northwestern motorway where the Herald counted graffiti - varying from tags to messages - in more than 50 different...

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The chemistry is complicated, but the resulting product is easy to use and could revolutionize the field of street art restoration.   Collaborative mural painted by Pose with Revok in 2013 on a wall at Houston and Bowery. Photo courtesy of the artists.   It’s part and parcel of the trade: If you’re a street artist, your work won’t last forever. It will corrode with the elements, it might be knocked down along with the building, and will probably be hit with graffiti tags.   Given the increasing popularity—and market value—of street artists like Banksy, a team of scientists have...

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Graffiti removal is treated like a menial job, and it's not, says Adam Kopcho, director of Urban Restoration Group, U.S., Inc., in Glendale, California. "In the end, you're cleaning and restoring people's property without showing evidence you've been through." For Kopcho, whose company sells only products relating to graffiti removal, business is booming. Municipalities throughout California are using one of his company's products - Graffiti Safewipes - to encourage volunteers to fight the blight of tagged signage. Dan Rasper is part of an anti-graffiti movement that is sweeping the country, due in part to the convenience factor associated with disposable,...

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View All Latest News Twenty-five years after its creation, Artist Eliseo Art Silva has gone back to restore his bold and daring mural “Gintong Kasaysayan” with MuralShield and  World's Best Graffiti Coating. It is especially important to protect and preserve this work because it is located adjacent to a public park and is highly susceptible to graffiti tagging. Regarded by the LA Times as one of the “20 iconic murals of Los Angeles” and beloved by the Filipino American community, it is the largest mural in the United States to depict a story largely left untold of Filipino American history....

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Courtesy of  Atlanta BeltLine. Atlanta, Georgia -  It might have looked suspicious– the woman stooped over, back turned, applying spray paint to an Atlanta BeltLine retaining wall. At least that’s what a concerned citizen thought as he called out to her, “You should be ashamed!” Turning to face her accuser from her task of transforming a vulgar graffiti tag into a flower until a proper clean-up could be done, the woman’s City of Atlanta shirt clarified the situation for the citizen, who quickly apologized. After seven years as BeltLine District Manager for city’s Office of Parks, Tucker Hutmacher is both...

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