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Tag archive for graffiti

Myrtle Street Art

Myrtle Street Art

The exterior of White Walls/Shooting Gallery and the surrounding alleyways are host to local street art. Fixed upon the walls can be found poster art, this beautiful mural of a woman, stencil behind a doorway gate, and rats from Blek Le Rat. If you are…

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Tenderloin GIANT and Dan Plasma Murals

Tenderloin GIANT and Dan Plasma Murals

A painted wall in the Tenderloin showcases GIANT and Dan Plasma murals. I like the big bold lettering of GIANT and the faces and eyes that look out at the viewer from an almost tribal-like motif from Dan Plasma. Another way to enjoy art in…

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Good Business is the Best Art

Good Business is the Best Art

Pen Pop: Street Art is more than just murals and graffiti. It’s the color of store displays and traffic cones; it’s a restaurant’s no-smoking notice; and it’s the handmade sign of mom & pop stores. Noticing these different compositions, colors, and mediums is one of the…

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Harrington’s Pub Mural

Harrington’s Pub Mural

Harrington’s Pub and neighboring businesses in the Tenderloin have been dressed up with street art! It looks to be EON 75 who decorated these pillars and walls with some Irish themed street art!

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POP Culture

POP Culture

Pen Pop: Remember Barteño? It’s a stylized Bart Simpson that you can see here. There are more POP culture references on the streets: from television are Dexter and DLOCS’ grape ape; a tattooed Andy Capp from the funnies; and the movies Weekend at Bernie’s and…

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Return of the Creature Feature

Return of the Creature Feature

Pen Pop: What is so engaging about this poster? Is it the matching pink pants and pink fox-face? The contrast in the casual pose and the flaming bottle? Or is it that this collage was taped together and put up as a one-of-a-kind picture? I…

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Small Stencils and Posters on Haight Street

Small Stencils and Posters on Haight Street

Small stencils and posters appear on a vacant wall on Haight Street. This one piece of construction plywood is a constant work in progress for artists in the neighborhood. Walk by every week and there’s always something new to see here!

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We Rock Hardest

We Rock Hardest

I came across this fabulous mural in the Tenderloin this last week. It looks like the work of Ben Eine, who has shown his work at galleries in San Francisco, as well as around the world. Other work by Eine in San Francisco includes murals…

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Mexico!

Mexico!

Pen Pal: “Pen Pal” as in paletas, as in popsicles. Yum! Pen Pal is also your friend in another country who sends you stuff. Like awesome pictures of street art in Mexico! Starting from the top with Enes Crew / Naser. Check out the rest…

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Eye See You

Eye See You

A pair of eyes look out from two separate walls in the Tenderloin. Like giants staring out of  imaginary peepholes into the city, these posters catch the viewer unaware as they gawk at passersby.

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Friday: eat my shorts!

Friday: eat my shorts!

Pen Pop: This is a story about El Barto: Bart does graffiti. Bart is graffiti. Bart gets red-eyed. Bart likes to skateboard. Bart leans on a wall and smokes. Bart is appropriated. Bart does daredevil tricks. Bart drinks too much and barfs. Check out all…

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Central Haight Graffiti

Central Haight Graffiti

A few graffiti pieces hang on the wall at the corner of Central and Haight Streets. A Bob Marley tribute mural urges the viewer to nourish their soul. A poster image of a figure covering head with hands is pasted above the graffiti display. Around…

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