I’ve been playing the closed beta for Tom Clancy’s The Division, an upcoming fantasy RPG about patrolling Manhattan and murdering Black Friday “rioters.” The game’s version of New York City isn’t the most convincing I’ve ever seen, but the graffiti is solid.
Graffiti artist CASE (from German crew Maclaim) is famous for covering buildings in enormous, life-like images. This E. Honda he did last week in Japan is no exception.
Video games have got a graffiti problem. So much video-game graffiti is dumb, unrealistic, or hamfisted. Considering that I've gone out of my way to criticize games that get graffiti wrong, it seemed worth taking the time to high-five a game that gets it right.
A family in Nanjing, China, was left embarrassed and apologetic after their 15-year-old son was found to have defaced an ancient Egyptian relic with the phrase "Ding Jinhao was here."
Graf artist Diego Bergia's awesome series of game-infused videos continue. We showed you one last year, but this new one, paying tribute to some Lower East Side legends, might be even better.
As I've lamented here previously, graffiti is an artform that's been woefully under-represented in video games. Something Diego Bergia agrees with.
Yeah, he's been in some decent platformers, but I never thought much of Rayman as a character. He's just too 90s. So it's a little surprising seeing him paid tribute in one of the biggest and best pieces of gaming graffiti I've ever seen.
Take a look at this awesome graffiti found in the streets of Paris. A down and out Ryu from Street Fighter is added to that empowering image of Muhammad Ali's quickly-won 1965 heavyweight championship rematch against Sonny Liston, which these days you may see more often on the walls of college students than of boxing…
A building in Dallas, Texas gets a Mega Man-flavored makeover courtesy of graffiti artist Kid NES and the fine folks at Oink, the official distributor of Sabotaz brand paint products.
Vault Boy, from a Fallout perk icon, graces Central Square, Cambridge, Mass., right between Harvard and M.I.T. Image submitted by Gus Wezerek.
Last month's Mega Man mosaic of painted cups in a chain-link fence has a sequel, and an artist claiming responsibility for the acts of awesomeness.
Cup-in-the-fence tribute to Mega Man, on a bridge straddling an overpass, parts unknown. The makers (not the photographer), spray-painted the cups to make the mosaic. More detailed shots can be seen here.
Link battles graffiti in an unidentified urban landscape. Seen via Twitter by reader Corey S.
Portland is a serious bicycling community. But not so serious that it can't have some fun with its bike lanes. Some wag painted a whole bunch of Mario Kart items along a stretch of North Williams Avenue in the city.
"They appear to have crossed the line from virtual reality to reality," said Police Chief Lou Pachec of the two teens who allegedly threw Molotov cocktails at an apartment building in Raynham, Massachusetts over the weekend.
Bricks become pixels in this sidewalk art Mega Man, spied by reader Amanda B. near the Belk Tower on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.