Found a really interesting site today if you're into graffiti or street art, or both. It's called "graffiti archeology" and it basically is a little flash site which maps certain spots around what I think is New York, from around late 90s to 2008. You work the site by firstly choosing your internet speed, then once you are in it loads "outlines" on the screen which are basically photo layers. There is a little time line of 3d pages at the bottom at you can click on; layer 1 1998 through to the last layer which can be anytime after. It will show each piece of new graffiti on the wall throughout the decade. It's interesting to see the build up of tags, to throw ups, to pieces, to productions, then the buff, then see it all over again! It had me thinking, about a couple of things; firstly, like the war on drugs, what's the point? The proponents of the "buff" are fighting a losing battle! Maybe some spots, like some drugs, should just be legalized and that way you will get a better quality product. Secondly, it showed me the absolute lack of respect toys have. Some decent pieces dogged with shitty tags. Are the days of "the rules of graffiti" gone? And no, I am not addicted to drugs - just making a comparison.

You can find it here:

otherthings.com/grafarc/inside.html