Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Reverse Graffiti Project

(image by Christine van Doesburgh)
If you see the outlines of flowers on the sidewalks in Amsterdam, it wasn't because of that puff you took at the coffee shop; artist Christine van Doesburgh has been spiffing up the neighborhood with "reverse graffiti"

Inspired by the Reverse Graffiti project (photo above), van Doesburgh made stencils of local plants and used a high-pressure water hose (usually used to clean graffiti off of walls) to stencil the plants onto the ground.

Here are a few more photos of the Amsterdam ones:


Hilary & Mike said...

That is a great idea, I love it. I am all for scrubbed sidewalks, especially pretty ones. I expect you & Diego to have 16th Street transformed when we get back!

M. Van der Hoeven said...

Really a great idea! In this way, people are aware of how dirty the environment actually is. This art form I sometimes frequently encountered and some companies use this as a way of communication for their advertising message. A Dutch company working in this example www.natuurlijkadverteren.nl. Here you can see more examples of reverse graffiti which I think is pretty nice, what do you think?

M. Van der Hoeven said...

Natuurlijkadverteren.nl , btw here is the link! forgot the html code. What do you guys think?