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Medill Reports has an interesting piece about graffiti being used as advertising. From the opener:
Graffiti and advertising are kind of like cops and robbers: eerily similar to each other yet at complete opposition.And later:
What’s relatively new is not the selling of graffiti in and around the art world, such as Prigoff's "Spraycan Art" book or mod apparel lines, it is the selling of everyday products using the aesthetic of graffiti and street art, it’s that graffiti is culturally relevant enough that it can be used to sell deodorant, phones, food and cars.Read the full at the link.