I noticed the following pasted on a power transformer at the Columbia Heights Civic Plaza — “Uptown Story: Summer 2016”.
Posted tagged ‘street art’
It’s been a while since I’ve checked out the graffiti in the alley bounded by Irving, Sherman, 11th, and Columbia Road. People may recall that back in 2012 there was a proposal to convert this former auto garage into a mixed commercial/residential space. However, alley lots are difficult and don’t really conform to zoning … and in this case they weren’t able to get the zoning relief they needed.
In any event, below are some photos of the current graffiti that is on the building. You can see photos of some of the graffiti that was there in 2010 here.
I noticed the following wheat paste posters on the wall of the building next to the former Georgia Market (southwest corner of Georgia and Kenyon), and at first mistook it for street art. Upon closer inspection, I noticed that it is actually an add for DURKL, a clothing retailer.
Well, either way, I find it graphically pleasant.
It has been a very long while since I’ve seen any decent street art in the area. Back around 2007 it seemed like it was everywhere … but today, not so much. That made the installation on the southeast corner of 14th Street and Florida all the more fun to take in when I encountered it about a week ago.
I especially enjoyed the message.