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  1. FYI: What is latrinalia?

    Posted Jun 10th 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... Yvonne Lai The term was devised by an American academic to refer to the graffiti found on toilet walls. Since biblical days, writing on a wall has been a way of making people sit up ... against the Almighty. Other ancient forms of graffiti can be found amid the remains of Pompeii, Italy (where the term originated). One inscription found in the preserved city warned of Celadus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/596205/fyi-what-latrinalia
  2. Box Clever

    Posted Apr 13th 2007, 12:00am by Karen Leong

    ... Where other people see faces, make-up artist Alex Box sees a blank canvas. She talks to Karen Leong. NOT SINCE PAT McGRATH has the fashion world been this excited about a make-up artist. Alex Box, 34, with her white-blond hair, pale skin and red lipstick, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/588742/box-clever
  3. Officials promise to preserve graffiti of the King of Kowloon

    Posted Jul 27th 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Martin Wong, Olga Wong

    ... disgusting, but I have started to miss him. The Museum of Art should keep some of his work.' Much of Tsang's graffiti was scrawled on pedestrian overpasses, phone boxes and electrical boxes, ... time. 'It is very different from the graffiti in Spain. It is not permitted to draw on walls in my country, but I don't think it should be banned.' Lau Kin-wai, artist and friend ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/601961/officials-promise-preserve-graffiti-king-kowloon
  4. Anti-graffiti crusade gets messy

    Posted Apr 20th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney An Australian MP's crusade against graffiti backfired when he spent five hours scrubbing off what turned out to be a specially commissioned piece of street art. Steve Pratt invited the media to witness his one-man campaign, calling the artwork painted on the side of a concrete bridge in Canberra an 'obnoxious piece of vivid graffiti ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/589683/anti-graffiti-crusade-gets-messy
  5. Graffiti artists spray tribute to the late 'King of Kowloon'

    Posted Aug 01st 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Kimberly Chou

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Kimberly Chou. It's quite gratifying to learn that a new generation of graffiti artists has created an homage to their most ... painting] in one night.' The work is apparently visible while riding on the train. As with most graffiti art in Hong Kong, however, you never know how long it will last before authorities wash ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/602541/graffiti-artists-spray-tribute-late-king-kowloon
  6. The King of Kowloon's death draws calls to save graffiti legacy

    Posted Jul 26th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Olga Wong

    ... Department spokesman declined to say if any of Tsang's graffiti would be preserved in the art museum. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/601894/king-kowloons-death-draws-calls-save-graffiti-legacy
  7. City's blank walls too much temptation for French graffiti artist

    Posted Jul 12th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Andrea Cheung. French artist L1es One has seen the future of graffiti and it is on the mainland. Three months ago the Lyon-born urban artist moved to Hong Kong with an eye towards tagging wall space from here to Harbin. 'To me, China now is like New York in the 19th century,' the Frenchman said. 'Plus, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/600184/citys-blank-walls-too-much-temptation-french-graffiti-artist
  8. Private funeral for graffiti king after media thrown off trail

    Posted Aug 07th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Sylvia Chan and Martin Wong The family of the 'King of Kowloon', Tsang Tsou-choi, paid their final respects yesterday to the city's most famous graffiti artist in a funeral service that managed to stay out of the public eye. After stating last month that they wanted to hold a low-profile service, the family said farewell to Tsang at the Kam Fook Shau Funeral company ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603240/private-funeral-graffiti-king-after-media-thrown-trail
  9. Eating Frogs

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Eugene Wilson

    ... on the outskirts of large cities. Hong Kong is about to get a taste of this. As part of Le French May, the Eating Frogs tour, a collective of dancers, graffiti artists, MCs and DJs will be showing off their skills in Lan Kwai Fong. Taking part will be Ceet, a graffiti artist from Toulouse, MC Mad Max Crazy (above left) and French DMC finalist DJ Get Down (above right). Although there's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/592181/eating-frogs
  10. Rotterdam

    Posted Mar 04th 2007, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis What's going on around the globe Graffiti is usually created on the fly, with the artist keeping an eye out for the police. Ideally, the work should move, too. New York graffiti art, which ultimately led to the urban scrawl's acceptance as an art form, was originally painted on the sides of subway trains, so it could move around the city. Even today, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/583618/rotterdam

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