Saturday, March 1, 2008

Theme Day - Street Art



The first day of the month means it's THEME DAY! The theme this month is Street Art/Graffiti.

Unfortunately, I was way behind in shooting something for this month's theme. Luckily, today when I was walking from my car to Hillsboro Imaging, I saw an electric box with a bit of "street art" on it. Apparently the artist had cut a stencil, taped it to the box (You can see where the tape was.), and spray painted it black (You can also see the excess spray where the edge of the stencil must have been.). Las ciudades invisibles translates to the invisible cities. I assume that Lugaro is the artist. (?) I have no idea what the meaning behind this is, so if you know, please let me know.

It was raining like crazy, and that smear is either a raindrop on the lens, or it was on the piece itself. I didn't notice it when I took the photo, but I was in a hurry.


Today, there are over 140 blogs participating in theme day. Be sure to check them out:
Adelaide, Australia by Gordon, Albuquerque (NM), USA by Helen, Aliso Viejo (CA), USA by Rodney, American Fork (UT), USA by Annie, Anderson (SC), USA by Lessie, Arradon, France by Alice, Ashton under Lyne, UK by Pennine, Athens, Greece by Debbie, Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar, Austin (TX), USA by LB, Bandung, Indonesia by Guntur Purwanto, Baziège, France by PaB, Belgrade, Serbia by BgdPic, Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA, Bicheno, Australia by Greg, Boston (MA), USA by Fenix, Boston (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Boston (MA), USA by Sarah, Whit, & Leyre, Brighton, UK by Harvey, Bucaramanga, Colombia by Fernando, Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt, Budapest, Hungary by Isadora, Buenos Aires, Argentina by Karine, Canterbury, UK by Rose, Cape Town, South Africa by Kerry-Anne, Chandler (AZ), USA by Melindaduff, Chateaubriant, France by Bergson, Cheltenham, UK by Marley, Chicago (IL), USA by U R us, Chicago (IL), USA by b.c., Christchurch, New Zealand by Michelle, Clearwater (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Clearwater Beach (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Cleveland (OH), USA by iBlowfish, Cologne, Germany by April11, Coral Gables (FL), USA by Jnstropic, Detroit (MI), USA by Taittems, Dunedin (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Durban, South Africa by CrazyCow, Evry, France by Olivier, Forks (WA), USA by Corinne, Glasgow, Scotland by Jackie, Greenville (SC), USA by Denton, Grenoble, France by Bleeding Orange, Guelph, Canada by Pat, Helsinki, Finland by Kaa, Hobart, Australia by Greg, Hyde, UK by Gerald, Inverness (IL), USA by Neva, Jackson (MS), USA by Halcyon, Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005, Joplin (MO), USA by Victoria, Juneau (AK), USA by Gwyn, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin, Kyoto, Japan by Tadamine, Larchmont (NY), USA by Marie-Noyale, Le Guilvinec, France by ds2944, Lisbon, Portugal by Sailor Girl, Lisbon, Portugal by Jsaltao, Lodz, Poland by ritalounge, London, UK by Ham, London, UK by Mo, Mainz, Germany by JB, Maple Ridge, Canada by Susan, Mazatlan, Mexico by Kate, Melbourne, Australia by Mblamo, Melbourne, Australia by John, Memphis (TN), USA by SouthernHeart, Menton, France by Jilly, Mexico, Mexico by Poly, Mexico City, Mexico by Carraol, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Mitch, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Greg, Monte Carlo, Monaco by Jilly, Montréal, Canada by Douber, Moscow, Russia by Irina, Mumbai, India by Kunalbhatia, Mumbai, India by MumbaiIteanu, Naples (FL), USA by Isabella, Nashville (TN), USA by Chris, Nelson, New Zealand by Meg and Ben, New Orleans (LA), USA by steve buser, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK by Cassie & Chris, Niamey, Niger by Dinabee, Norwich, UK by Goddess888, Nottingham, UK by Gail's Man, Ocean Township (NJ), USA by Josy, Paris, France by Eric, Pasadena (CA), USA by Petrea, Pasadena (CA), USA by Can8ianben, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia by Murphy_jay, Pilisvörösvár, Hungary by Elise, Port Angeles (WA), USA by Jelvistar, Port Elizabeth, South Africa by Sam, Port Vila, Vanuatu by Mblamo, Prague, Czech Republic by Honza03, Quincy (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Radonvilliers, France by Deslilas, Riga, Latvia by Prokur, Rome, Italy by Giovanni, Rotterdam, Netherlands by Ineke, Saarbrücken, Germany by LadyDemeter, Saint Louis (MO), USA by Strangetastes, Saint Paul (MN), USA by Kate, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation by Lark, San Antonio (TX), USA by Kramer, San Diego (CA), USA by Felicia, San Diego (CA), USA by Zentmrs, Santa Fe (NM), USA by Randem, Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck, Seattle (WA), USA by Kim, Seguin (TX), USA by Thien, Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound, Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia, Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa, Sharon (CT), USA by Jenny, Silver Spring (MD), USA by John, Singapore, Singapore by Keropok, Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia, St Francis, South Africa by Sam, Stavanger, Norway by Tanty, Stayton (OR), USA by Celine, Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo, Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC, Sydney, Australia by Sally, Székesfehérvár, Hungary by Teomo, Terre Haute (IN), USA by Zann, Terrell (TX), USA by Bstexas, Terrell (TX), USA by Jim K, The Hague, Netherlands by Lezard, Tokyo, Japan by Tadamine, Torun, Poland by Torun Observer, Toulouse, France by Julia, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina by Jazzy, Twin Cities (MN), USA by Slinger, Vienna, Austria by G_mirage2, Wailea (HI), USA by Kuanyin, Wassenaar, Netherlands by Rich, Wellington, New Zealand by Jeremyb, West Paris (ME), USA by crittoria, West Sacramento (CA), USA by Barbara, Weston (FL), USA by WestonDailyPhoto, Wrocław, Poland by Loompi, Yardley (PA), USA by Mrlynn,

16 comments:

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

Looks like an Argentine national resides in your city. When you google MTD Lugano, it returns hits from Argentine sites. MTD stands for "Movimiento de Trabajadores Desocupados" (Laid Off Workers Movement) and Lugano is a locality in the Greater Buenos Aires area.

And Las Ciudades Invisibles is a book by Italo Calvino about urbanism.

Also, that style of graffiti is very common in Argentina.

Have a fun Theme Day. :)

Sally said...

I love this sort of stencil art. It's taking the world by storm. It can just be a design, can have political, communal or personal meaning.

Green Boy approves!

Jilly said...

I had no idea that street art was stencilled - or could be. Nice that this has meaning, as per Fenix' post.

isabella said...

Leave it to you to discover a political slogan ;-)
Certainly original!

Neva said...

It looked like a very unusual napkin at first!

brian said...

very nice photo, chris! i was thinking it was a stencil before reading your post... it's still a nice piece of art in stencil, much easier to spread your exact work everywhere like that!

Deslilas said...

It could be done with a "pochoir". I've just discovered that's also a stencil. Foeme and for many years stencils were for Roneo or Gestetner, I used a lot in a previous life to publish newspapers.

Felicia said...

Thanks for braving the cold and rain! Oh great - I'm glad fenix researched this! Stencil graffiti art is very efficient!

Southern Heart said...

Chris, I think that it's a great choice....and I like the photo effect, intended or not! :)

Hyde DP said...

that raindrop is the icing on the cake

Steve Buser said...

Well seems like a lazy artist to me. I 'll bet he did this on a number of electric boxes. He didn't even take the time to to original work. ;-))))

Keropok Man said...

Stencil art always captures my eye. It's quite beautiful I think. ;-)

Happy Theme Day!

GMG said...

Couldn't imagine that the real Lugano, Switzerland, might be an invisible city... Even for Google... ;))
Enjoy your Sunday, and have a great week, Chris!
Blogtrotter

Ben said...

Those little stencil art is often very pleased to see. The little one is quite hard to find and, I often get little surprise when I found one.

Ming the Merciless said...

I really like the graffiti there. It looks more like art than someone defacing a building or public space.

Me said...

For being a quick snap at the last minute, it sure is interesting! Nice job!