Protest Through Design: Garbage Bag Graffiti

Madrid experienced a 12 day city garbage strike earlier this month when three private companies made steps to freeze salaries for street cleaners and motions to lay off 1,134 out of 6,000 workers. While the streets were strewn with garbage, graffiti activists Ana Botella Crew (named after Madrid’s unpopular Mayor Ana Botella) made sure that they were also covered in commentary. The medium …

View Finding: Thoughts on Real Life Instagram

A few days ago, I stumbled across this post by DesignMilk of the Real Life Instagram. Bruno Riberio has created ‘real life’ Instagrams by creating a series of posters that look the interface of the app. Each poster contains a photographers names, the location, a number of ‘likes’, the hashtags, and of course, a colour filter to influence end viewer’s …

Spidertag at 5 Pointz Long Island

Not another nail in the wall (of fame) / New York 2013 – Spidertag “If I like it, it feels like magic. I jump for joy. And if I don’t like it, I forget about it.” Every couple of months, I’m dazzled by a new video by Madrid-based artist/sculptor Spidertag. If I’m not enthralled by him jazzing up old cabins …