Wednesday, October 24, 2007

"Up on Wellesley, this poor development has had a hard time of selling to the masses, due to the neighbours: Jamestown is right across the street and I guess they’re not appreciating their property values rising. When they first erected the sales office, it was tagged within hours. Then constantly paint bombed/spray painted almost nightly. Mostly stuff about how affordable housing was needed rather than gentrification.

Then this subtle attraction appeared (since gone). See the big photoshopped “condo scene” of young gay males enjoying their new patio, just there on the left of the photo? An adventurous artist added to the photo for social awareness."

Click on the quote for more photos and info. I'm totally with this sort of graffiti. It's clever and has a message and also lets advertisers know that people aren't as stupid as they think we are.

Found at Funkaoshi.