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Sunday 17 September 1995
LOCAL authorities bear a heavy responsibility for the graffiti that so upsets Jack Straw.
Thursday 07 September 1995
Jack Straw will be pleased with the rumpus caused by his speech this week, launching the Lewisham Community Safety Strategy. Sharing a platform with Sir Paul Condon, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Mr Straw declared his desire to clear the streets of alcoholics, drug addicts, graffiti and "squeegee merchants". We must, he said, "literally reclaim the streets for the law-abiding citizen, to make street life everywhere an innocent pleasure again".
Sunday 06 August 1995
AS someone who has spent the last year endeavouring, unsuccessfully so far, to have cablecompanies' graffiti removed from the footpaths of our city, I was disappointed by Erica Wagner's article, ("Secrets of the urban sprawl", Review, 30 July).
Sunday 30 July 1995
"OH YEAH, he's cool," said the fan as she watched her hero, street artist Futura 2000, stroll across one of London's busiest roads undamaged to add a hint of mid-grey to the fuzz of blue he had sprayed on to the billboard a few minutes earlier. Pretty cool by any standards, but in the shake, squirt and scram world of aerosol artists, New York-born Futura is deep in the permafrost. He's King Nozzle.
Thursday 23 June 1994
American media artist Jenny Holzer first came up with the idea of printing quirky messages in unlikely places. Now design team Antoni and Alison follow suit with a range of T-shirts and underwear with heartfelt messages upon them.
Tuesday 07 June 1994
A Hitler lookalike, fashioned by graffiti spray artists from a poster of the Austrian far-right leader, Joerg Haider, features in campaigning for this Sunday's vote. Mr Haider's 'No' posters - Oesterreich zuerst (Austria first]) - are often doctored as ich zuerst] (Me first]).
Sunday 06 March 1994
GRAFFITI artists, your days are numbered. A non-stick coating developed by Dow Chemical Company in Michigan is so non-wettable that spray paint or ink from marker pens can find no purchase on it.
Thursday 14 October 1993
MOST OF London's railway and Tube stations are graffiti-ridden, dark, dirty and smelly, according to a survey published yesterday, writes Christian Wolmar.
Friday 23 July 1993
The office of a Southampton detective agency employed to spy on protesters opposed to the M3 extension, has been ransacked. Video tapes were stolen and graffiti, believed to relate to a group of protesters known as the Dongas Tribe, was daubed on walls.
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