Graffiti (with redeeming artistic value) Around San Francisco

P1030936Seems like most graffiti is just tagging- youngsters marking their territory like dogs peeing. Except the dog pee washes away with a little rain. A small percentage of graffiti has artistic merit. Above is one from an alley off 11th street.

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P1040212This one’s on the sidewalk. If you know what kind of brush or tool was used to make this, please leave a comment. It almost looks like house paint precisely dripped.

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P1030861These may be tags, but they are interesting to look at. Again, I wonder what kind of pen or brush is used.

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P1040176                   Nice repetition.

P1040182Innovative face on glass, looking on to Polk street.

P1040189Another one on glass. I featured it a few pages back, but now it’s become political: someone wrote ‘Gavin Newsom’ between the eyes.

P1040222This one’s from a doorway on Geary street. The doorway was painted over, or ‘buffed’, maybe 2 weeks ago, now it’s covered again.

P1040230This is a big one on Jones street. How did they do this? Maybe there was a scaffold up at the time. (BTW this is near Dottie’s True Blue Cafe, a tiny place that’s so good that people will stand in line for an hour (on weekends) to get in. We took a friend  from out of town, luckily he didn’t notice the guy sitting between two parked cars shooting up).

P1040241Speaking of eats…

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