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Artist Rewrites Graffiti Tags So You Can Actually Read Them

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Artist Rewrites Graffiti Tags So You Can Actually Read Them

Mathieu Tremblin is a French artist with a very peculiar style of street art. Rather than adding highly styled, colorful graffiti to the streets of France, Tremblin has taken it upon himself to "clean up" existing graffiti, making clearly legible for all to read.

Making what he refers to as "Tag Clouds", Tremblin covers over tagged walls with alternate versions of the decorative words. He removes all stylistic elements of the tagged words and recreates them in a bland, sans serif font, as if they were subtitles.

By removing the visual aesthetic, Tremblin draws attention to the words themselves. The lonely words then work as a series of keywords which, when read in the context of their surroundings, might tell us something about the feelings and thoughts of a geographic location. The words almost become hashtags to accompany a particular street or building.

Tremblin's finished walls aren't necessarily more beautiful or less intrusive than the original tags, but the final piece does cause you to consider tagging from a different perspective. It also "decodes" graffiti tags for the common passerby to be able to read.

Find more of Tremblin's project here on his website.

Via Meme Fest

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