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  1. Ahh, Mr. Landry's photos. Thanks for posting the link. Were you there too?
  2. Sure can! Only downside is the cost if you are hoping to sell it. To make a gift, its perfect. But my book ended up costing quite a bit retail because of the cost of production. But then again when I sell prints they go for anywhere from $35 to $75 and this has over 150 photos, including some very exclusive shots of the artists.
  3. This is gonna come off as a massive can of spam, but I thought some people might like this book (and others will hate it). But I think it is relevant to this forum. Stay Up by David Elizondo | Make Your Own Book"> http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1609307
  4. I knew that this subject matter might ruffle feathers. And everyone has a right to their opinion, especially when it comes to what is art. For the most part these guys will do this kind of art on run down, boarded up buildings and more often traffic signal utility boxes. I am not talking about gang graffiti or just someone scrawling their name or tag. Yes, that may be a fine line to some, but to me there is a difference. Would I be mad if someone put tagged my well maintained building, probably. Would I be mad if I owned a building that was in disrepair and tagged it? No. It just comes
  5. Thought I would drop in and bump this old thread with some more recent pictures I have taken of various street art/graffiti here in Houston: My flickr page: http://www.flickr.co...s/11700551@N02/
  6. Well, I sent another email, this time to city planning within the Houston Public Works. I did see something interesting near my house in the Heights. Across the street from Spanish Flowers is a rundown "motel" called the Admiral Inn, there is a parellel parking space along N. Main with "Private Property" in tile mosaic on the curb. I had never seen something like that, just the street names.
  7. Thanks for the replies...I too have seen "new" mosaics where the city has tried to be consistent. I have found several places that sell the tile as silverartfox has described, in sheets...but I am looking for loose tile. I am sure there is some company that does them...the search continues!
  8. Thanks, I checked out the site, but they only sell loose glass tile. I think these street name tiles are porcelaine. Anyone one else know where the city gets them from? I emailed the city's works site, but no response. Thanks.
  9. Does anyone know where I could purchase the same type of tile the city uses for the tile mosaic street names inside the loop (the blue and white, about 1"x1")? Thanks...
  10. IN SEARCH OF... Does anyone know where this ghost is??? This has been one of the more elusive ones, any help would be appreciated!
  11. Some new photos of stuff I am not sure how old. Give Up, Dual, Ghost Town, Eyesore, Cutthroat, in no particular order:
  12. Here are a few more by Ghost Town, Give Up, EyeSore and Dual.
  13. The Dirty Third Streets is a good one...went through that whole site a couple of weeks ago. Seems like Give Up is all over the place, I really dig his work. Dual is also quite active and his stuff is very cool too. I have found about 14 tile ghosts, and know of 5 that are destroyed. I wish I could find more, but in a city the size of Houston it is the proverbial needle in a haystack.
  14. I tried to do a search about two specific kinds of "graffiti" known as wheat pasting and another called stencil graffiti. The former being quite a different form of graffiti where images are drawn, painted, screend onto various types of paper media and then glued to a surface with wheat paste. The other is close to traditional graffiti, except that the image is made using a stencil cut from card stock or paper. I personally love this kind of art, andlove seeing it around Houston. I am not talking about a crudely spray painted tag on a wall or stop sign. There are several very interesting arti
  15. Thanks Flipper. I have already adjusted some settings to make it "feel" a little more like my old AE-1.
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