Now this is how you design a freeway underpass - www.curbed.com/2016/8/11/12441...
A smart redesign of a California city’s busiest underpass reveals a well-lit path fringed with public art, landscaping, and a sweeping 26-foot-wide sidewalk.
GREAT idea! How do we track progress?
How about this guy for the Jack London Square underpass?
Oh but wait, there's more:
Wow. Just wow.
So above is one of the first photos I snapped after putting my blog on hold. I took it in August. I was on my way to a work meeting and was running late, so I just snapped this one first pic, which...
Here's a perfect example:
I am IN AWE.
A wonderful new mural is gracing the underpass of the 580 freeway at San Pablo in West Oakland. I can't tell you how many hundreds of times I must have driven past this previously blank stretch of...
Here's a great project from Birmingham Alabama - thecreatorsproject.vice.com/bl...
No one likes to walk through an underpass late at night on their own, much less one that's fallen into disrepair. You've probably seen way too many horror movies for it to be a comfortable experience. But artist Bill FitzGibbons has found a solution, by transformed the dark, uninviting environment of the 18th Street underpass in Birmingham, Alabama into a rainbow-lit tunnel in his installation LightRails.
Built in 1931, the tunnel's Art Deco design is lit up with a network of thousands of LEDs which are hooked up to a computerized system so the artist can program from a range of 16 million different options, varying speed and color to create different moods.
This project in Edmonton could be inspiration for something in Oakland. Any organizations that may be interested in helping see this through?
"The two-year graffiti free wall project is the work of the Edmonton Arts Council and Capital City Cleanup. The walls, being called open sourced street art zones, will be located on a tennis court building near Edith Rogers Junior High School in Mill Woods"
Believe it or not, Edmonton residents are passionate about public art, which is why three new walls sanctioned for graffiti might be a good fit for a city that can’t stop talking about a pyramid of shiny balls alongside the Quesnell Bridge.
The 580 underpass at San Pablo just had a mural completed and in the future the same organization will be painting the underpass at Market St and the underpass at MLK
@Alan similar but way less unintentionally artistic, there's the "silver buff" in Berkeley. I can't condone the vigilantes, but I'm glad other people appreciate unintentional abatement art. I've joked about forming the Society for the Digital Preservation of Unintentional Graffiti Abatement Art, which has a great pronunciation ... SDPUGAA!
@Mike there was a vigilante graffiti-abater in New Orleans that people called "the grey ghost". He produced amazing art! He would use different shades of grey, usually warmer greys, and layer them in increasingly small areas, unintentionally creating a false depth of field.
I think graffiti abatement unintentionally makes some great art. Too bad it will never be recognized. Therefore I support this idea...