Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Interesting Graffiti

I love when somebody creates a piece of art that makes you think. Like this ISBN number that somebody stenciled on to the Humber Bay Arch Bridge.


So what book does the ISBN refer to? Henry Thoreau's Walden; Or, Life in the Woods.   (via)


Being the sucker that I am, I totally ordered the book after seeing the image. I figure if it is important enough for somebody to spray paint on a bridge, it is important enough for me to read, right? I think maybe my logic is a little off on this one... :)


And since I can combine shipping through amazon I also ordered:

Leaves of Grass, The Road Not Taken, Civil Disobedience and Other Essays, and pre-ordered Confessor.


The best part? Since most of those are the thrift editions, the total for 5 books before shipping is only $23! Gotta love that!


In other Graffiti news, I found what is possibly the coolest bit of street art I've ever seen under the Gurley Street overpass of Granite Creek yesterday:


Yep, totally an awesome cloud-covered earth with the Southwest of the USA and Mexico popping through the white. Totally awesome, and very hand-painted. So beautimus that it deserves another image:


Those and others from under that overpass added to my Graffiti Flickr Set.


melissa said...

I love that earth painting. Nice work... whoever did it.

Those are all fantastic books, Walden being my favorite. So cool someone put the ISBN out there, it was so meaningful for them.

I went to Walden woods when I was 10 and saw the spot where he lived. He had the right idea.

TomboCheck said...

Melissa - Yep, it was flat out awesome!

I'm such an un-cultured heathen, I have never even heard of these books before.

melissa said...

pffft... you're far from uncultured. happy reading!

panorama stitching said...

Really amazing!!

TomboCheck said...

Thanks Panorama stitching!