I picked up this Street Art Colouring Book for a friend who is obsessed with graffiti. It's pretty cool -- it teaches you about various types of graffiti lettering and styles by superimposing outlined examples onto black and white photographs of blank walls around London. I hope you like it, Randi! Happy birthday/anniversary/Valentines Day!
Driving up to Carol's house yesterday for the Valentines Tea, I saw some amazing graffiti, but pulling over on the freeway to photograph it was not an option.
My favorite piece of graffiti, well technically it was a poster, was a very simple b/w headshot of Tony Danza (circa Taxi) with "food." stenciled on his forehead. It was just so cryptic, and whoever put them up kept putting them up for months but only in one area (right after the "high speed" portion of Lincoln Blvd that goes along the north side of LAX, where it turns right and goes under an overpass). They'd get taken down but then a week later fresh ones would be up. I saw them every day because at the time I was housesitting a place on the beach in Malibu (an 18-month gig, on and off -- ahh, those were the days!) so it was on my way home. Now I only travel that way once a month or so, but I haven't seen old Tony in at least five years. I hope he is mystifying people in a new part of town.