Graffiti Report Cards Are Not an Isolated Act

Craig's Graffiti Report Card

As you may or may not know, I made a graffiti report card as a simple way to give feedback to taggers and graffiti artists in my neighborhood. I liked the idea, so I promoted it around to a few blogs, just for fun. It got picked up on a few blogs pretty quickly, and I thought that was it. Then it made it to boingboing, and I was a bit surprised to find such a dramatic reaction to this project. Most people seem to hate it judging by the seething contempt in people’s comments, but a number of the blog posts were favorable. Fortunately, Craig contacted me from Seattle, and he sent me his version of the graffiti report card that he has been using for some time now. Finally, I feel like someone out there knows why I might want to do this, and it’s not an isolated urge. It’s simply a fun project to create a dialog with an artist through graffiti. My medium of choice is a paste up. Craig’s are stencils. Thanks Craig for making me not feel like an aesthetically challenged idiot.

Also, I’d like to say thanks to the people that helped me get the word out. Whether you love it or hate it, I appreciate the acknowledgment:

If anyone actually writes a report card on some graffiti then please take a picture of it and post it to flickr (here)

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