Graffiti Archaeology just got a nice writeup in Issue One of Ambidextrous Magazine, the journal of Stanford University’s new design school. They don’t have an online version yet, but the printed magazine is definitely worth checking out: it’s got a warm, hands-on feeling that’s refreshingly different from the usual fare. So go get yourself a hard copy! It’s currently on sale at Books Inc. in Mountain View, and no doubt coming soon to a bookstore near you. (Check the Ambidextrous home page for future updates.)
Update: The editors were kind enough to send me a PDF of the article to share with you. Click here to read the article.
Last night’s panel at the Commonwealth Club was pretty interesting. The topic was “Graffiti: Urban Scrawl or Artistic Freedom?”. There was an introduction and slide show by Jim Prigoff, street art historian and coauthor of Spraycan Art. The panelists were: APEX BA of San Francisco street art fame; Ben Morgan, Director of Quality of Life; John Doffing, Founder of Start Soma Gallery; Machaela M. Hoctor, San Francisco Deputy City Attorney; and Mohammed Nuru, Chair of San Francisco’s Graffiti Advisory Board. It was moderated by Jonathon Keats, an Art Critic for San Francisco Magazine.