Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Bad Graffiti of the Week

It's been a while since I've featured an individual work of bad graffiti. Well, it's about time, wouldn't you say? This particular creation exists at the corner of 4th & Battery, on the side of that blockhouse of mystery. Have a look:

You have all the hallmarks of bad graffiti here: the puffy "fart font" that was so popular in the seventies, the garish size and its illegibility. I've been looking at it for five minutes and I can't tell what it's supposed to say. Whatever it is, it needs to be expressed with an exclamation mark. The good news is that the blockhouse of mystery gets repainted once every few months, so it'll be covered over fairly soon. Then others can try and fail in the same spot.


Anonymous said...

It looks like a sad Pacman colliding with a closed fist and some lightning bolts!

poppl said...

Oh, this is a pity. I know that wall -- a dense mess of painted staples holding tiny remnants of paper. I shot a close-up of it once and I guess it won't look the same after they remove the graffiti. On the other side are some glass bricks, Must be a tunnel exit or some such.