Artist Translates Ugly Graffiti Into Legible “Tags”

Artist Translates Ugly Graffiti Into Legible “Tags”

The project is to meant to challenge viewers' concept of beauty and street art

Laura Yan
  • 3 august 2016

French artist Mathieu Tremblin is painting over “ugly” street graffiti and turning them into typographical tags, like the kind you’d see on a blog post. The project called “Tag Clouds” is to meant to challenge viewers’ ideas about the meaning of graffiti and beauty. “Spontaneous graffiti writing became the ugly duck of art in the city,” Tremblin said to MemeFest. “With Tag Clouds, the idea is to make a tribute to spontaneous writing, in order for inhabitants to accept its visual presence by reading it.”

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