Graffiti Archaeology in Getlein’s “Living With Art”

January 4, 2007 on 9:10 pm | In events and press | Comments Off on Graffiti Archaeology in Getlein’s “Living With Art”

Graffiti Archaeology has been featured in an art history textbook: Living with Art, 8th Edition, by Mark Getlein. It’s a handsome book, thoughtfully written, and illustrated with color reproductions of hundreds of works of art.

Our project appears in the section on graphic design, as an example of good design bringing interesting information out of a cloud of data. Nearby in the same chapter are examples of work by Edward Tufte, Ben Fry, and Martin Wattenberg, as well as Paul Rand, Albrecht Durer and Toulouse-Lautrec—all artists who have been a very direct inspiration for me. What an honor to be listed alongside them!

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Grafarc in Font Magazine

June 30, 2006 on 12:10 am | In events and press | Comments Off on Grafarc in Font Magazine

Graffiti Archaeology in Font Magazine

The latest issue of Font Magazine is all about graffiti. The cover is by Daim, and inside is a thoughtful and nicely presented article about graffiti from a typographer’s perspective. The article also features a few layers from Graffiti Archaeology, courtesy of yours truly. As far as I know it’s not available in stores, but you can order a free copy directly from the fine folks at FontShop. Check it out!

GRAFARC in San Francisco Magazine

January 29, 2006 on 8:30 pm | In events and press | Comments Off on GRAFARC in San Francisco Magazine



San Francisco magazine

Originally uploaded by otherthings.

The February 2006 issue of San Francisco magazine has a nice article about the San Francisco graffiti scene. The cover is a closeup of this piece by Apex. At the end of the article they give a little shout out to some SF-specific graffiti resources including Piece by Piece, Quality of Life, and our very own Graffiti Archaeology. Thanks fellas!


Ambidextrous Magazine

August 21, 2005 on 12:03 pm | In events and press | Comments Off on Ambidextrous Magazine
Ambidextrous Magazine

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.

large pure oh action!

July 25, 2005 on 7:03 am | In events and press | Comments Off on large pure oh action!

Graffiti Archaeology just got a nice writeup in Spiegel Online. If you can’t read German, there’s always the Babelfish autotranslation: “If one decreases/goes back the years, one becomes a witness a large pure oh action.”

Update: we now have a much better translation, thanks to Gisela Rodenbeck (Eric’s mom!)

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That’s a lot of traffic!

June 21, 2005 on 8:41 pm | In events and press | 1 Comment

Our traffic hit another major spike as a result of the New York Times article. If you’ve tried to view the site today and got turned away, don’t worry, nothing has crashed. We just have a throttle on the bandwidth to keep the costs in line. We’re looking into ways to serve more data to you. In the meantime, we appreciate your patience!

Nice review in the New York Times

June 20, 2005 on 5:17 pm | In events and press | Comments Off on Nice review in the New York Times

Sarah Boxer of the New York Times has written a very nice review of Graffiti Archaeology:

Digital ‘Antigraffiti’ Peels Away the Years.

I particularly appreciate Ms. Boxer’s honest critique of the design choices we made. When she references a “battle for the soul” of our site, she’s getting close to the truth. The underground imagery is no accident. The fact is that graffiti, as much as we may love to look at it, is still illegal. So the real battle is between my desire for openness and a very real need for obscurity. The challenge is to shed some light on the wonders of this underground scene without digging it up completely and destroying it.

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GRAFARC wins a Webby!

May 3, 2005 on 9:08 am | In events and press | 3 Comments

webby award

Wow. Graffiti Archaeology just won the Webby Award for 2005 in the Arts category. We are honored!

GRAFARC nominated for Webby Awards!

April 12, 2005 on 11:53 am | In events and press | Comments Off on GRAFARC nominated for Webby Awards!

Wow! Graffiti Archaeology has been nominated for the 9th annual Webby Awards, in two categories: Arts and Best Navigation/Structure. It’s pretty funny to see our little site, which was basically developed by two people with the help of a handful of friends, up there next to sites like Google!

Since I don’t anticipate being up at a podium any time soon, let me take this opportunity to say a big public thank you to Eric at Stamen Design, and all of the photographers without whose contributions the site would be pretty boring, and of course all the writers out there for their tireless insanity.

Congratulations to all the other nominees, especially my friend Spot and his amazing project Electric Sheep!

GRAFARC accepted to FILE Festival

July 19, 2004 on 6:07 pm | In events and press | Comments Off on GRAFARC accepted to FILE Festival

Grafarc was just accepted to the FILE Festival (International Festival of Electronic Language) in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The festival will be held from November 22nd to December 12th, 2004.

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