Graffiti removal, Protective coatings and Hard surface cleaning

Graffiti as a ‘hate crime’

The amount of ‘hate crimes’ around the world is rapidly increasing. Every time it gets easier and easier to find stories about racist demonstrations, religious related hate crimes and terrorist attacks. The most recent display was the attack that a 20-year-old man did, ramming his car into a group of people in Virginia, who were protesting against a white supremacist rally. This kind of hat…

City of Sydney removes graffiti on Hyde Park

Graffiti is used to bring awareness

Last weekend monuments across the CBD of Sydney were vandalised with graffiti, including phrases like ‘change the date’ and ‘no pride in genocide’. The attacks in Hyde Park happened between 2am and 3 am on Saturday 26. The affected monuments include the statue of Capitan James Cook and one of Lachlan Macquarie. The attacks seemed to spread quickly as the City of Sydney reported other…

Melbourne’s measures to prevent graffiti

Melbourne is well known for its laneways full of street art and graffiti, millions of tourist visit iconic places such as Hosier Lane to take pictures and fill their Instagram accounts with street art works. Even the government encourages this form of art, not only because of the tourism benefits, but also it is celebrated because it makes dull spaces beautiful. There are even programs that allow…

Street art to prevent graffiti

Painting murals to fight graffiti

During the first weekend of August, Inner West Council celebrated the Perfect Match initiative, aimed to prevent unwanted graffiti and also as a measure to increase the resources allocated for graffiti removal. The weekend included three days of free street art, culture tours and neighbourhood celebrations.

This is the fourth year that the program has taken place and it was originally…

Graffiti swastikas covered with art

Using art to combat hate

A new way to deal with anti-Semitism vandalism has risen, swastikas painted in public spaces are being creatively covered, just another alternative to graffiti removal. It all started in Germany, with a street-art collective from Berlin called Paintback.

The idea came from artist Ibo Omari, who owns a graffiti supply store in Berlin, it was there when one of his customers, not a regular one,…

Has the identity of the world’s best-known graffiti artist revealed?

Banksy is one of the most recognised street performers in the world and has maintained his anonymity for years; it is known that he is an established artist in England, but it is not known exactly where he was born.

As the best known graffiti artist today, fans and the general public are interested in knowing the identity behind the artist. The most popular theory indicates that the genius…

Wave of anti-Islam graffiti in the United Kingdom

Last Thursday the Turkish Kebab House restaurant located on Beersbridge Road, Belfast was attacked with anti-Islamic graffiti. The incident occurred between 12:00 and 7:30 am, police said.

The aggression was considered as a hate crime motivated by racism for what the police are already investigating. Andy Allen, MLA of East Belfast and a member of the UUP Assembly, condemned the incident as a…

Street art of Melbourne has an advantage over Sydney

Melbourne is regarded by locals as one of the best cultural destinations in the world. This includes its side streets and alleys that are filled with street art, an enviable musical scene and world-class art institutions. Interestingly internationally, Sydney continues to appear as the main Australian city when we speak of cultural and creative capitals.

A recent study commissioned by t…

Melbourne’s most prolific graffiti vandal is jailed

Nost is recognized as one of the most prolific graffiti artists in Melbourne, it is impossible to know how many times he has painted those four letters in places where thousands of people can see it besides trains which have already been cleaned.

Nost’s real name is Shane Newman and has recently been charged with more than 30 felonies including robbery, transgression, damages, felony offenses…

New tool to detect graffiti vandals in the act.

New technology is in use since late last year on Sydney trains to detect when a vandal is making graffiti. The tool consists of a sensor that acts as an electronic nose that detects the presence of paint fumes or markers.

It is very common to find graffiti in public transport around the world, as it is a very easy and quick offense. Usually it is spray marks or markers that are difficult to…

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