Graffiti

For some, graffiti is an attempt to break the separation between an impersonal urban landscape and the vibrancy of life. It is a very literal assertion of the value of creativity over the sanctity of property, a visual declaration of the will to live. Politicians, from positions of unchecked power, simplistically assert that graffiti is “wrong”. They attempt to coerce their constituency into assimilating their morality, as if “right” and “wrong” really are objective terms. For writers, the world isn't so black and white. Why, asks the writer, can’t the dead walls of our city become the canvases of our aspirations?

VANDALISMS: Memory

In our last column, we dedicated our column to Stephon Clark, murdered by the police in Sacramento, as well as DOPH, a graffiti writer murdered by police in San Francisco, and HINT, a longtime...

Philadelphia: Prison Strike Graffiti

From Philly Anti-Capitalist

Portland, OR: Bash Back Against PSU’s Violent Killing Spree

The following communique was anonymously sent to It's Going Down, which we print below. It reads: On 11/22, four PSU campus security officers approached Richard Barry as he was running through the street crying for help....

Spray Paint and Patriarchy: An Interview with N.o. Bonzo

Originally posted to It's Going Down There are few contemporary artists which combine both illegal graffiti with intense attention to detail, feminine images and characters, and hard hitting political content and messaging quite like N.o. Bonzo, based...

Portland, OR: PSU Campus Spray Painted in Memorial of Those Slain by Police

The following communique was anonymously submitted to It's Going Down, which we print below. It reads: On the weekend of 12/22, right before the imperialist christian holiday of Christmas, Portland anarchists descended on the well-maintained Portland...

Binghamton, NY: Wheatpasting in Solidarity with those Facing Repression

Binghamton is the definition of desolation, finding ourselves stuck here for the time being we felt compelled to combat the inertia that fills our everyday lives. Today we've pasted over a dozen fliers in...

Graffiti for Charlotte Uprising in South Philly

Submitted to It's Going Down Tonight we smashed five billboards along I-76 in South Philly. Two say “PHILLY TO CHARLOTTE FUCK THE POLICE”, one “COP LIVES DON’T MATTER” and two had paint thrown on them. Complicity with...

Free Kara and Krem! Two Walls Painted in Chicago

After being held for the past seventeen months in the largest prison in Europe, without so much as a trial date to give her solace, Kara Wild is now back in grueling prison purgatory...

Canada150 Installation Painted in Montreal

On Friday, June 16, an installation in Montreal promoting Canada’s 150th year of killing people and taking their land (among other shit), was defaced by some anarchists. A large “Canada150” billboard above a Parks Canada...