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Graffiti Archeaology
December 20, 2003 10:09 AM   Subscribe

Graffiti Archaeology Pretty cool flash app that lets you view photos of the same walls in San Francisco over time, as the many layers of graffiti accumulate. To anyone that has ever ridden the Caltrain, a lot of these walls should look familiar.
posted by mathowie (6 comments total)

 
This is freaking cool. I can only wish they had collected some shots during the heyday of SF's Psycho City: when content changed daily--if not hourly.
posted by tenseone at 10:43 AM on December 20, 2003


there was a great mural over on the east end of 16th st., which was just part of a industrial storage lot, but they tore it down recently. too bad really.
posted by Hackworth at 11:11 AM on December 20, 2003


Great concept, beautifully executed -- I hope the site continues to expand. I was reminded of some alley space in Berkeley that I've been watching that's being contested; maybe the time's come to update my photos.

San Francisco is now prosecuting a group of friends and graffiti writers as a criminal street gang, complete with felony conspiracy charges (sfbg). If convicted on all counts, they could face up to 21 months in state prison.
posted by eddydamascene at 2:13 PM on December 20, 2003


Nice find! I pass these every day.
posted by badstone at 5:21 PM on December 20, 2003


The East A and West B ones are my favorite as an outsider in terms of the scope done and undone and the dilligence in capturing it all.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 7:13 PM on December 20, 2003


If convicted on all counts, they could face up to 21 months in state prison.

If you can't do the time, don't do the crime. I'm sure these people knew there would be reprocussions.
posted by delmoi at 9:00 PM on December 20, 2003


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