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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I Heart Street Art: In Barcelona

Posted By on Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 12:17 PM

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Of all the great graffiti I saw in Spain, nothing tickled me quite like this. I mean, a mashup of the logo from my favorite movie of all time and a street sign that as an American I only recognize from Lego sets? 1984 FTW! Here's a closer look:

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There's just something so much more fun about graffiti when it

really makes use of the surface to which it is applied -- when the

street art is just as dependent on the street part as the art part. And

golly, what lies ahead but yet more '80s nostalgia:

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This

would be cool enough on a garage door in San Francisco, but in Spain,

where every building looks ancient, this pixelated futurific cartoon is

framed by some ancient-looking stone walls. Once again, the environment

plays a big part in making this piece fun to look at. But enough

admiration of tired old corporate-owned icons. Something original (I

think):

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Right? Wouldn't you love to see an '80s movie about this dude? Me too.

For more fun with the Ghostbusters logo, visit this and then visit this.

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