When old people think about graffiti, the first thing that comes to mind is tagging. In all fairness to graffiti artists, comparing graffiti to tagging is like comparing an oil painting to a canvas that I peed on. That is to say, tagging isn’t an art form and it serves no purpose other than to mark your territory on something when it didn’t belong to you in the first place.
Tagging gives graffiti a bad name, so artist Mathieu Tremblin decided to do something about it – he edited it.
Armed with a camera and some paint, Tremblin corrected the calligraphy of the vandals, making their markings legible and more organized.
The results are aesthetically appealing, endlessly amusing, and kind of calming all at once. What do you think? Take a look at his, uh, ‘rearrangements’ below.