Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Smiley Graffiti Guy

Prague graffiti - smiley guy 
I don't know about you, but to me, this fellow looks more French than Czech, oui? But no, you can find him in our neighborhood, a few doors down from the defanged lion and dainty Dresden shepherdess.

3 comments:

Barrett Bonden said...

What's more, despite its simplicity, there's a hint of professionalism about the minimalist face. Theme for a "modern" novel with a life expectancy of five months: the aesthetic agonies of a graffiti artist, paid by the city but wanting to break into advertising.

Tommy Williams said...

Pictures of graffiti are sometimes fascinating for the "3D" effect. Since we're already mentally recreating a three-dimensional scene from the two-dimensional representation of the photo, when there is a picture inside the picture, it becomes three-dimensional in our recreation. This figure stands out away from the concrete of the wall when I look at your picture.

Julia said...

He is really well done, I agree. I love his smile. And you are right Tommy, he does look like he is about to step off the wall and start walking about!