Tag Clouds, An Art Project Where Graffiti Tags Are Painted Over Making Them More Legible

Rue Jules Ferry Graffiti Fixed

Tag Clouds is an art project by Mathieu Tremblin where he cleans up graffiti making it legible. Tremblin paints over existing graffiti tags and replaces them with easy to read words and symbols.

The principle of Tag Clouds is to replace the all-over of graffiti calligraphy by readable translations like the clouds of keywords which can be found on the Internet. It shows the analogy between the physical tag and the virtual tag, both in form (tagged wall compositions look the same as tag clouds), and in substance (like keywords which are markers of net surfing, graffiti are markers of urban drifting).

Rue Jules Ferry Graffiti

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Rue de Gallion Graffiti

Rue Montesquie Graffiti Fixed

Rue Montesquie Graffiti

via Süddeutschen Zeitung Magazin, Memefest

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