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DePaul student ventures in Chicago’s underground graffiti world

DePaul student ventures in Chicago’s underground graffiti world

Rachel Hinton

October 23, 2016

Fascinated by the way it captures the attention of the everyday person, Jake Coleman, a DePaul senior, picked up his first spray cans over the summer. His goal was to put some of his drawings on walls. When he was younger he admired the colorful taggings on the freight trains that passed through town,...

The city as a canvas: Graffiti community in Chicago

Emily Brandenstein

March 18, 2015

Graffiti has persisted in Chicago. One of the louder times graffiti artists have spoken up was in Feb. 2010 when the Modern Wing of the Art Institute was graffitied less than a year after it opened. Stretching across dull limestone, colorful paint procured a bright, lively display, accompanied by the...

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