August 2012

Alright readers, I’ll be straight with you. (Pay attention, because this is one of the only times you’ll witness me refer to myself as “straight”) – I’ve been out of Guelph (indeed, out of Ontario) since the end of May, and have not yet returned, which is part of the reason why this blog has been a big neglected of late. However, make no mistake – it may be dormant but is certainly not dead.

Check out this recent spurt of city-approved graffiti in Toronto, where people are paying artists to adorn their garage doors in order to prevent tagging or damage.

Here’s some great stuff my friend Maranda pointed me in the direction of earlier this spring. Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe, pissed off and powerful!


Organized, city-approved graffiti creation? I know, it sounds odd. But it’s happening – the city of Guelph is seeking artists to participate in a graffiti festival in late September. Here is the message we got from them:

Downtown Guelph is looking for street artists to participate in a Graffiti Festival on Saturday September 29th. You will need to contact us directly to reserve a space (8′ x 4′ blank canvas will be provided). Email to get involved.

Okay, it may not be as “street”, but this could be a cool thing.

Here’s another cool thing.

a photo of gandhi's face with text below reading "peace is not dead"