If your problem is how to put out a maximum amount of repetitive graffiti with a minimum amount of effort, we’ve got your solution. Or rather, [Ariel Schlesinger] and [Aram Bartholl] had your solution way back in 2010. The banner image says it all.
Of course, it doesn’t have to be graffiti that you’re spraying. This idea could be easily adapted to stencil that repeating floral pattern that my grandmother had on her walls too. It’s like a patterned paint roller, but for a spray can.
There’s room for improvements here. For instance, we can’t cut out stencils to save our life but we know where to find a laser cutter. From the look of things, they could use a slightly bigger stencil and something to catch the drips. There’s probably an optimal size for this gizmo, which calls for experimentation.
We’re somewhat obsessed with graffiti machines. Whether it’s a graffiti quadcopter or the elegant and non-permanent sidewalk-chalker style bots, we like machines that make “art”. What’s your favorite graffiti hack?
Thanks [n0p;n0p;n0p;] for the (archival) tip!
20 thoughts on “Looptaggr: Endless Graffiti”
I’d rather they would would stop spraying wall-vomit on my property.
Yeah. I’m honestly not impressed with this one.
But some kind of temporary pavement art would be interesting. A giant stencil set up like a hamster wheel, for use during a parade or some festival.
Hamster wheel is awesome! Do it with chalk embedded like studs in winter tires?
Ohh that would be super-cool. :)
Someone around here grab me some colored chalk and duct-tape! Hhmmmm. Stop giving me ideas HaD. ;)
Indeed, some of these ideas can get wheely tiresome.
Or (like they use for temporary pavement advertising) a pressure washer with a right-angled nozzle inside the wheel? The mask might need to be made from something pretty sturdy though.
With a garden sprayer filled with watercolour paint to paint temp paintings?
Hirudinea, no the idea is to pressure wash away the layer of filth instead of adding paint. Its non destructive graffiti, and if someone wants to clean it up they just pressure wash the rest of the wall.
Wow that’s interesting. Apparently you might need an advertising permit blahh blahh blahh…
But I really like that method.
[Hirudinea] did type ‘watercolour’ and ‘temp paintings’.
We need a contest now to see who would get fined first!
Might be good for protest in certain regions. But yeah if you have to do graffiti do some nice colorful art.
Might also be good for dangerous traffic spots the town council refuses to fix, you could do a ‘danger – potholes’ or something across the road.
Foam paint rollers can be carved with patterns or text for a similar idea-
repetitive things made with a stencil is not really art
I’ve been looking, but I couldn’t find it. Can you link me to this list that defines what actually is and isn’t art? I’d just always thought it was subjective and up the the artist and their audience to decide.
How about a handheld CNC spray gun? Enter text and/or graphics into your smartphone, and go on a replication rampage.
Could be very steampunk.
Spin and spray text.
That would make a nice laser cutter project. I wonder how much the antique you linked to sold for.
Reminds me of the Nike Chalkbot they used in the Tour de France years ago…
Maybe they should start thinking about an automatic soap retriever they might soon need :)
Project is from 2010 and the link is actually to webarchive org.
Soon you say eh :)
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