Friday, October 31, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Mischeif Night!

This is almost a bad dream.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Lucky number local 7!

Tile layers. Apparently Irish ones on this job.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Surf's up!

It's amazing what a 20 minute wait at the hoist will inspire.

Monday, October 27, 2008

An interpretation of Edvard Munch's - The Scream

Don't you see the resemblance?

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Saturday, October 25, 2008

The days are getting shorter....

It's starting to cool off a little, and I just can't stop thinking about my little house on the prairie?

Friday, October 24, 2008

Thank you for not....

Smoking pole. Seriously. You want to get thrown off the site? It's a dangerous thing to be doing on the job.

Exceptions can always be made...

for 1980's women in hard hats.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Shaq Diesel

I can't imagine who'd want to be on the other side of that one! (Photo credit: DP)

Monday, October 20, 2008

A disgruntled electrician?

Could be anyone, really- a slow job usually frustrates anyone.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The bookish set.

So there is a use for trigonometry! Interesting that it appeared prior to framing, electrical and plumbing rough-in though. Were the demo contractors calculating radii of ogee while making slab penetrations?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Ball Bustin'

Generally the walls are used for this purpose. Ball busting and the related fall out. My guess is this was directed at a short carpenter? Just a shot in the dark.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Ahoy! Walk the plank ye SCABS!

"If you see Charlie I'm on AH? Any Floor." A close-up and a full size of the same piece. The second piece of Construction Graffiti which really caught my eye. I love the detail in the pirate ship, as well as the periscope on the submarine which is in the full sized version- I'm really hoping that the periscope is a Union Scab reference. This definitely took the large part of a Sharpie to complete and substantially more than a coffee break. Nice work fellas.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Union made? Or Mutts!

This HVAC header appeared on the site about six months ago without the union made certification sticker on it. It hasn't moved to this day. This is one of my favourite examples of how Construction Graffiti inspires camaraderie.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Oh what a relief it is...

These weren't necessarily the first two photos of Construction Graffiti that I took, but certainly the ones which inspired me to start this blog. The unfinished (or sometimes finished) wall allows anyone with any sort of writing instrument to express anger, frustration, camaraderie, happiness, or creativity that they aren't necessarily able to any other way on site. Construction Graffiti always is painted over, thrown away, or sheetrocked over, but will always remain a part of the construction process, and ultimately will always be a part of the building. Please enjoy these photos and help me supplement my collection with those of your own by emailing me at Let me know what building it was taken in and whom should be credited. Thanks!