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These Dickheads Scrawled Graffiti Over the Body of a Beached Whale

They carved "Ana Ti Amo" (I love you Ana) onto the whale's skin and sat on its head posing for photos.
Mac Hackett
2 days ago
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The VICE Guide to Right Now

Landlord Who Destroyed 5Pointz Must Pay Graffiti Artists US$6.7M

The building's owner trashed the country's "largest collection of exterior aerosol art" to build luxury condos.
Kara Weisenstein
2.15.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The West Australian Police Are Paying People To Narc On Graffers

The state's latest anti-graffiti campaign video is glorious, sexy, and cringeworthy.
Wendy Syfret
11.6.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Netflix Is Making a True-Crime Parody About Dick Graffiti

The series, 'American Vandal,' aims to get to the bottom of a more mundane, if not equally important, mystery.
VICE Staff
8.3.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Trump Fan Tries to Frame Democrats with Worst Street Art Ever

The guy wrote "Left Is the Best" graffiti all over an elementary school to get people mad at Democrats, but police saw right through his genius scheme.
River Donaghey
7.6.17
PHOTO
PHOTO

Photos of a London You Rarely See

We spoke to one member of artist collective The Lurkers about their new book, made up of photos they've taken while graffitiing the walls of a gentrifying city.
Tom Usher
12.2.16
Stuff
Stuff

The Impossible Quest to Catalog a Decade of NYC Street Art

"I see next to no good street art anymore," says photographer Katherine Lorimer (a.k.a. Luna Park), the author of '(Un)Sanctioned,' a new book documenting the peak and decline of NYC street art, as well as the illegal graffiti that's as strong as ever.
Ray Mock
10.31.16
Writer's Block
Writer's Block

The Cleanup of Detroit Has Erased Graffiti History

I was shocked when I drove through Detroit earlier this year. Throughout much of the city, the buff had advanced like an unstoppable disease—the best graffiti had been covered in blotchy gray and white paint. What happened to the one-time graf mecca?
Ray Mock
10.10.16
Writer's Block
Writer's Block

How Tokyo Became Asia’s Graffiti Capital

In most of Asia the practice of illegal bombing has only been around for less than ten years, but Tokyo's history reaches back to the mid-90s.
Ray Mock
8.29.16
Writer's Block
Writer's Block

Taiwan's Graffiti Scene Is Outgrowing Its Foreign Influences

Graffiti in Taipei used to be dominated by expats, but that's changing thanks to a new generation of dedicated and talented writers.
Ray Mock
8.15.16
Culture
Culture

I Spent A Night Out With Wellington's Most Elusive Street Artist

If you live in Wellington, you know BENT. His massive pigeon paste-ups and their beady eyes are all over the city.
Laura Pitcher
8.12.16
Writer's Block
Writer's Block

Bangkok Graffiti Matures Amid Beef and Growing Pains

What if you could paint graffiti on the side of a busy street in broad daylight without permission, and no one cared? In Bangkok, this is a reality, even if you get caught in the act by police.
Ray Mock
8.1.16