Saturday, December 30, 2006

Chinese Graffiti Stories at microscopiq

I'm a big fan of street art and graffiti. Microscopiq found some graffiti while in China. I've been to China twice - neither yielded much in the way of graffiti as art. It is nice to see the spark alive.  

I found graffiti in mainland China, but it wasn’t easy. Over the years, I’ve heard many explanations for the lack of street art there, from the stereotypical (orderly Chinese society) to the sinister (fear of reprisals). We had little luck in major urban centers like Beijing, Shanghai, and Chongqing (besides tiny bits like this). So, imagine my surprise finding these big ‘ol tags under a bridge in the quaint canal town of Suzhou.

Source: Chinese Graffiti Stories at microscopiq


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