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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Seattle Streetart Flickr Pool

posted by on June 20 at 8:33 AM

Yesterday, I posted a picture of a creepy bit of art I saw on a wall on my walk home from work.

And so, a Slog commenter sent me a flickr link to shots of streetart all around Seattle.

I wish there was more info about most of the shots (where they were taken?), but still fun to peruse.


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Which makes me wonder... why doesn't SLOG have its own flickr pool?

Posted by aep | June 20, 2007 8:42 AM

in the world of street art I would say Seattle is lagging. Check out this link for some of the brilliant pieces created in San Francisco. Come on Seattle pick up your spray cans!

Posted by jim | June 20, 2007 8:51 AM

This is sad. Just go out and appreciate the art first hand. It's not a gallery out there, it's life.

Posted by darius | June 20, 2007 8:57 AM

I love all the "I am Keith Hernandez" posters downtown.

Posted by dumas | June 20, 2007 9:01 AM

that's a whole lot of stickers ...

Posted by seattle98104 | June 20, 2007 9:08 AM

#3. What is sad? And who's to say life is not the biggest gallery of all??

Posted by jim | June 20, 2007 9:40 AM

True, jim, but I certainly don't encourage my kid to look at flickr.

Where's the SURPRISE in seeing something on the street? We've even had a few discussions with other people who are noticing the same graffiti, mural, telephone pole, whatever.

flickr might be amusing and informative. Outside rare occasions though, it devalues the experience when you're taking a photo or thinking about its future caption .

Aren't there enough photos already to keep us stimulated?

Posted by darius | June 20, 2007 10:10 AM

I do some sticers, but mostly do static cling since it can be removed and collected easily. Look out for it and take it home with you!!

Posted by Static Invasion | June 20, 2007 10:36 AM

I spelled "stickers" wrong in my post. Here's the correction: "stickers."

Posted by Static Invasion | June 20, 2007 10:39 AM

Re: darius and jim,
For the photographers taking the photos of street art and putting them on flickr, that's what we do! We see it all first hand, live, and sometimes in action.

There's tons of good pieces out there that many people won't see because their daily travel patterns don't take them there. They can either live vicariously via flickr, or get inspired to go find the pieces they've seen in photos. Or who knows, maybe actually make something themselves. Crazy idea that.

Anyway, sometimes the photograph is better than the art that is being photographed.

"Aren't there enough photos to keep us stimulated?" Curious question. You want we stop taking photos? How do you like to be "stimulated" anyway?

And to @2 > yes, I agree. Seattle is in want for more elaborate graffiti.

Posted by neilcrocodile | June 20, 2007 11:05 AM

And yes, I vote for a Slog flickr pool too.

Posted by neilcrocodile | June 20, 2007 11:06 AM

You know, it stops being art when you spray paint it or stencil it on someone's garage.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 20, 2007 12:01 PM

where do you print your static clingies at?

Posted by seattle98104 | June 20, 2007 12:25 PM

I make the static clings and all the stickers at my studio in Georgetown. I have fun machines that do all the printing and cut any shape I want. Yay!

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Posted by rewq4545 | July 1, 2007 12:57 AM

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