Vandalist: The Claws Are Out
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Vandalist: The Claws Are Out

A purrrfect solution for tagging.

cat fix

BY: Becky Ip and Ryan Ringer
LOCATION: Bloor and Dufferin
PHOTO BY: Becky Ip and Ryan Ringer
FIELD NOTES: At Vandalist, we hear a lot of whinging about the blight of tagging that plagues the city. While all forms of graffiti are illegal, it seems like the more skill and intelligence that goes into a piece, the more respect it will earn from the public. We get why tagging is inevitable in a city as large as Toronto and we love how tags contribute to the vitality of our urban landscape. But we also understand why so many people don’t like them a heck of a lot. Which is why it’s incredibly refreshing to see the residents of this property, instead of merely complaining about defacement, using graffiti tactics to improve the tagging that hit their home. If everyone who complained about tags made the effort to upgrade them we’d have a much more interesting (and cat-covered) cityscape.

Once a week, Vandalist features some of the most interesting street art and graffiti from around Toronto. Find something great? Email [email protected].