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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


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:


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:



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



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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