Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Merry F'n Christmas!

Steven Slater, you've got nothing on Harrod's Father Christmas, who in a most spectacular way, was fired from his job last night for taking control of the lights and offending everyone in true Construction Graffiti style. Read the whole story here.

***Update. Turns out that didn't happen, but Santa was actually sacked for lewdly asking a family's teenage girl to come sit on his knee. Still appropriate for construction graffiti either way you look at it.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Tell me this has never been done before.

Why hasn't anyone ever thought of doing this!? There were leftover bagels in the lunchroom and despite the huge pile of tupperware at my desk, I couldn't think of a way to keep them fresh. The I saw the CD spindle.

French Shoes.

My friend SD pointed me in the direction of her friend's Blog, which makes me think that the french are obsessed with shoes.

This guy is wearing steaming piles of poo shoes. I heard they make you run faster to avoid the smell.

Who knew that the French were Savion Glover's main competition? Those pointy French shoes electrocute people!

PS. the blog is about way more than just shoes, there's actually tons of great graffiti and signage here.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Neighbourhood Graffiti

Finally, someone has answered the question! I've got friends who live in the area who STILL waffle between neighbourhoods when they are explaining to people whether they live in Cobble Hill or Carroll Gardens.

Thank you to Curbed for the flicks.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

RIP Mars Bar?

The Mars bar embodies all that is Construction Graffiti, sort of like Mike Tyson, but less violent these days.

Curbed just reported that the Mars Bar is giving way to a 12 story glassy tower. The owner says he'll be getting 3-4 times the space, but with the storefront glass base, it just won't have the same character



WAIT! There is a future for a storefront glass dive bar!

Oh the Subway Inn.... Such an amazing view of the Bloomie's loading dock!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Construction Graffiti - Hamptons Edition

Of course they have construction graffiti in the Hamptons! Come on, didn't you expect this?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Construction Pansy?

Yes, we all know most of these guys make enough to afford Hermes, but probably would never set food in the store because of its similarity in spelling to its blistery homonym...You get it.

This is how 'clean' my jobsite is. People think they're being bad-ass by tying a Hermes ribbon around an outlet. GIVE ME SOME NEW MATERIAL!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Holy Shit!

Actual construction graffiti! I have been stuck in the office for so long (and on totally clean jobs) that I haven't gotten any material! Please submit your own so that I have some good stuff (rather than three half ass shots of a fucking fish) to post!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Julian Opie Graffiti

What? Was Julian Opie on the jobsite?

You say a little too highbrow of a reference for Construction Graffiti?

I don't think so! Julian Opie draws Construction Graffiti (It's just really expensive and sells in galle-ries)!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Construction Hooker.

Got you excited with the title though, didn't I? Someone got creative up by Hunter College and spent a good deal of time (to the tune of several hundred dollars at a union wage) making a hooked rug on this fence.

Zzzzzzzzzzz. *shakes head* Sorry. My blog is so boring today it put me to sleep. Or it could be the Tryptophan from those Thanksgiving leftovers. Nah. Bo-Ring!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Party your ass off, Construction Graffiti style! Weeeeeeeeeeee!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


This guy is totally unhappy because all of his appendages turned to dicks. His chest is made of balls from his dick arms, and his balls are balls from other dicks. Man! You'd think that this guy made a cameo on our jobsite...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Construction Fence Art.

This has been up forever on Rector Street, but is a nice alternative to painted blue plywood. Sort of looks like Tin-Tin and Olive Oyl had a baby girl and live in a house with a lamb and a friendly tiger.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Tiny Furniture Graffiti!

Spotted at the Cast and Crew dinner for the premier of Tiny Furniture! Check it out, kids, great new movie! Playing in NYC at IFC!

You BYOB, you pay Cockage Fee!

Well I suppose this is more Engrish than construction graffiti, but the walls of this Korean Ramen joint are covered in Graffiti, so Beer Cockage has a home at CG!

Friday, November 19, 2010


I've never really come across any construction graffiti that I really considered cute, but this certainly comes close.

Of course, cute is completely undone by the nuanced reference to the sadistic British Military "Character Building" which shares the same moniker the little guy on the right seems excited about.

That, in essence is construction graffiti.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Speaking of awesome profiles...

New York's newest supervillain overseeing the destruction of the Barclay's Arena holdout Daniel Goldstein's building.

From Curbed : "There's even a picture of Prokhorov taking in the destruction, which in no way is the behavior of a super villain. Afterwards, Prokhorov went to Peter Luger to feast on porterhouse. Opulence: He has it."

Much like one of my favourite supervillains...

"Definition "super-villain": a killer who love children
One who is well-skilled in destruction, as well as building"
- Doomsday

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Shadow Graffiti

Great shadow graffiti. This HAS to be Bono. Who else could be wearing sunglasses in a secretive studio with Bono's profile on Hester street last night?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Gadhafi Graffiti Continued!

Gaddafi "Monkeys of Africa, Barbed wire Hair, who are you?"

"Hey Gadhafi, for Libya, it is either you or US!"

Qaddafi: "Go Ahead!"

"Gathafi," "Kadafi," and "Gadafy,": "I should have distributed the wealth to the people"

Wait, how many ways can you spell this man's name? Thanks ABC for compiling the list!

# Qaddafi, Muammar
# Al-Gathafi, Muammar
# al-Qadhafi, Muammar
# Al Qathafi, Mu'ammar
# Al Qathafi, Muammar
# El Gaddafi, Moamar
# El Kadhafi, Moammar
# El Kazzafi, Moamer
# El Qathafi, Mu'Ammar
# Gadafi, Muammar
# Gaddafi, Moamar
# Gadhafi, Mo'ammar
# Gathafi, Muammar
# Ghadafi, Muammar
# Ghaddafi, Muammar
# Ghaddafy, Muammar
# Gheddafi, Muammar
# Gheddafi, Muhammar
# Kadaffi, Momar
# Kad'afi, Mu`amar al- 20
# Kaddafi, Muamar
# Kaddafi, Muammar
# Kadhafi, Moammar
# Kadhafi, Mouammar
# Kazzafi, Moammar
# Khadafy, Moammar
# Khaddafi, Muammar
# Moamar al-Gaddafi
# Moamar el Gaddafi
# Moamar El Kadhafi
# Moamar Gaddafi
# Moamer El Kazzafi
# Mo'ammar el-Gadhafi
# Moammar El Kadhafi
# Mo'ammar Gadhafi
# Moammar Kadhafi
# Moammar Khadafy
# Moammar Qudhafi
# Mu`amar al-Kad'afi
# Mu'amar al-Kadafi
# Muamar Al-Kaddafi
# Muamar Kaddafi
# Muamer Gadafi
# Muammar Al-Gathafi
# Muammar al-Khaddafi
# Mu'ammar al-Qadafi
# Mu'ammar al-Qaddafi
# Muammar al-Qadhafi
# Mu'ammar al-Qadhdhafi
# Mu`ammar al-Qadhdhāfī 50
# Mu'ammar Al Qathafi
# Muammar Al Qathafi
# Muammar Gadafi
# Muammar Gaddafi
# Muammar Ghadafi
# Muammar Ghaddafi
# Muammar Ghaddafy
# Muammar Gheddafi
# Muammar Kaddafi
# Muammar Khaddafi
# Mu'ammar Qadafi
# Muammar Qaddafi
# Muammar Qadhafi
# Mu'ammar Qadhdhafi
# Muammar Quathafi
# Mulazim Awwal Mu'ammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Qadhafi
# Qadafi, Mu'ammar
# Qadhafi, Muammar
# Qadhdhāfī, Mu`ammar
# Qathafi, Mu'Ammar el 70
# Quathafi, Muammar
# Qudhafi, Moammar
# Moamar AI Kadafi
# Maummar Gaddafi
# Moamar Gadhafi
# Moamer Gaddafi
# Moamer Kadhafi
# Moamma Gaddafi
# Moammar Gaddafi
# Moammar Gadhafi
# Moammar Ghadafi
# Moammar Khadaffy
# Moammar Khaddafi
# Moammar el Gadhafi
# Moammer Gaddafi
# Mouammer al Gaddafi
# Muamar Gaddafi
# Muammar Al Ghaddafi
# Muammar Al Qaddafi
# Muammar Al Qaddafi
# Muammar El Qaddafi
# Muammar Gadaffi
# Muammar Gadafy
# Muammar Gaddhafi
# Muammar Gadhafi
# Muammar Ghadaffi
# Muammar Qadthafi
# Muammar al Gaddafi
# Muammar el Gaddafy
# Muammar el Gaddafi
# Muammar el Qaddafi
# Muammer Gadaffi
# Muammer Gaddafi
# Mummar Gaddafi
# Omar Al Qathafi
# Omar Mouammer Al Gaddafi
# Omar Muammar Al Ghaddafi
# Omar Muammar Al Qaddafi
# Omar Muammar Al Qathafi
# Omar Muammar Gaddafi
# Omar Muammar Ghaddafi
# Omar al Ghaddafi

Sunday, July 25, 2010

On the ROCKS

Prospect Park West, in Park Slope?! GET REAL! This poor bastard visiting from California lost his rims last night! I guess even moving to San Francisco won't get you out of your responsibilities at the Co-Op!

The yuppie mafia strikes again, Heirloom Rocks rather than Cinder Blocks! We're going to see someone's MacLaren Stroller rolling on 20's next week!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sartorialist/ Bret Easton Ellis Graffiti

Woah Scott! Your advice is sounding awful familiar this week! It's not the same advice, but the didactic tone about BOLDS sounds very similar!

"The choice of color is extremely important. Because of the shirt's boldness, if you make the wrong choice, everyone will notice. To be honest, I can't really imagine a loud purple shirt looking good on anyone.

Along those same lines, I think it would also be a mistake to try and match a boldly colored shirt with an equally bold patterned suit. We'll see how this emerging trend plays out, but let's watch this with a very cautious eye. "

“ Now, John. . .” I clear my throat. “You’ve got to wear clothes in proportion to your physique,” I begin, talking to nobody. “There are definite dos and don’ts, good buddy of wearing a bold-striped shirt. A bold-striped shirt calls for solid colored or discreetly patterned suits and ties. . . . “

Thanks for the screen shot, TIC

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Italian Butcher Graffiti

My chef friend NC just came back from an amazing trip to Italy and looking through his photos literally just made me drool into my coffee this morning. Check out the butcher graffiti!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Iron Mike, never stop talking.

This guy IS construction graffiti. Everything he says is lifted right off of a jobsite wall. Everything he does is so amazing you want to photograph it. He's even got graffiti on his face!

"My life is like a tornado, a fucking hurricane. It's like I'm a naked tornado that comes through a city and there's just so much wreckage."

Details, thank you for this Gem.

Friday, July 9, 2010


Usually, I take pictures of worker's renditions of "snowglobes" on the wall, but couldn't pass this sign up! Who knew this was the latest terrorism weapon? Guess Osama has been taking notes from Richard Gere's playbook!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Schooltime graffiti

Really? Has this bus never heard the expression? I bet they've labeled a "short" bus as well.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Back To The Future

Today is the day that Marty McFly traveled to from 1985.

Thanks JY!

UPDATE! It's a hoax! the date is actually 2015!
Suppose I should just stick to what I know!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Barack Graffiti

The Daily What pointed out that all The POTUS signature needs is a 90-degree rotation and one line drawn on it and we've got construction graffiti!

You've got to be kidding me! Money Shot and all!

Thanks J. MC!

Monday, June 21, 2010

BP Graffiti

I'm sure this one has made it around the internet by now, but come ON BP, your signs (Thank you SH, stole this from your Facebook photos!) are as bad as your CEO's mouth!

Did you win the Yacht Race, Tony?